VIVO Indian Premier League 2016 is knocking the door and franchises have started to make preparations for team structure and line-ups. In the squad preparation, 8 IPL teams have retained 101 cricketers and released 61 players from their 2015 rosters. These released players will go under hammer in the VIVO IPL 2016 auction on 6th February in Bengaluru.
Released players list of 2016 IPL comes with big names. Delhi Daredevils didn’t retain veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad released former English player Kevin Pietersen. Recently taken retirement from international and Indian Premier League cricket, destructive opener Virender Sehwag is also released from Kings XI Punjab squad.
Some of the popular Twenty20 cricketers like Angelo Matthews, Darren Sammy, George Bailey, Johan Botha, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Dale Steyn and more have been released by the franchises. The closing window for retaining the players was 31st December 2015.
Let’s have a look at the complete list of players released for IPL auction 2016.
VIVO IPL 2016 Player Released List
|Delhi Daredevils||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Yuvraj Singh||Virender Sehwag||Vaibhav Rawal|
|C.M. Gautam||Beuran Hendricks||Johan Botha|
|Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy||Karnveer Singh||Aditya Garhwal|
|Manoj Tiwary||Yogesh Golwalkar||Pat Cummins|
|Jaydev Unadkat||George Bailey||K. C. Cariappa|
|Angelo Matthews||Parvinder Awana||Ryan Ten Doeschate|
|K. K. Jiyaz||Thisara Perera||Veer Pratap Singh|
|Marcus Stoinis||Shivam Sharma||Sumit Narwal|
|Kona Srikar Bharat||James Neesham|
|Gurinder Sandhu||Azhar Mahmood|
|Mumbai Indians||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Aditya Tare||Laxmi Ratan Shukla||Manvinder Bisla|
|Aiden Blizzard||Praveen Kumar||Yogesh Takawale|
|Ben Hilfenhaus||Chama Milind||Vijay Zol|
|Pawan Suyal||Dale Steyn||Sandeep Warrier|
|Aaron Finch||Ishant Sharma||Ashok Dinda|
|Colin Munro||Kevin Pietersen||Nic Maddinson|
|Abhimanyu Mithun||Gadu Hanuma Vihari||Dinesh Karthik|
|Alex Hales||Ravi Bopara||Shishir Bhavane|
|Pragyan Ojha||Prasanth Padmanabhan||Iqbal Abdullah|
|Josh Hazlewood||Darren Sammy|