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IPL: 79 Indians retained

The eight IPL teams have retained 123 cricketers in all — 79 Indians and 44 overseas players — for the 2015 season.

According to a BCCI press release, five Indian cricketers were traded. The window to extend player contracts on existing terms closed on Monday.

The released players will have the option to put their names up for the player auction for the 2015 season.

The BCCI-IPL has said that teams have a total salary purse of Rs.63 crore for the 2015 season, a 5% increase over the 2014 season purse, and that the salaries of the players retained will be deducted from this amount.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: Retained: M.S. Dhoni, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Samuel Badree, Suresh Raina, Ronit More. Released: Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar, David Hussey.

DELHI DAREDEVILS: Retained: J-P Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Mohammad Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock, Saurabh Tiwari, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Imran Tahir, Jayant Yadav. Released: Dinesh Karthik, H.S. Sharath, James Neesham, Jaydev Unadkat, Kevin Pietersen, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Milind Kumar, Murali Vijay, Rahul Sharma, Rahul Shukla, Ross Taylor, Siddarth Kaul, Wayne Parnell.

KINGS XI PUNJAB: Retained: Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh, Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera,Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha. Released: Cheteshwar Pujara, L. Balaji, Kartik Murali.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Retained: Gautam Gambhir, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Yusuf Pathan. Released: Debabrata Das, Sayan Sekhar Mandal, Jacques Kallis.

MUMBAI INDIANS: Retained: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood, Keiron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Pawan Suyal, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Unmukt Chand, R. Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel. Released: Michael Hussey, Praveen Kumar, Ben Dunk, Pragyan Ojha, Jalaj Saxena, Krismar Santokie, Sushant Marathe, Apoorv Wankhade, Zaheer Khan, C.M. Gautam.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Retained: Shane Watson, Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik. Released: Ankush Bains, Brad Hodge.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: Retained: Virat Kohli, A.B. de Villers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Nic Maddinson, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rilee Rossouw, Vijay Zol, Yogesh Takawale, Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Ashoke Dinda, Sandeep Warrier, Manvinder Bisla, Iqbal Abdullah. Released: Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravi Rampaul, Sachin Rana, Shadab Jakati, Tanmay Mishra, Yuvraj Singh.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: Retained: Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chama Milind, Dale Steyn, David Warner, Ishant Sharma, Karn Sharma, K.L Rahul, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Parveez Rasool, Ricky Bhui. Released: Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra (Haryana), Amit Paunikar, Brendan Taylor, Darren Sammy, Irfan Pathan, Jason Holder, Manprit Juneja, Prasanth Parameswaran, Srikkanth Anirudha, Venugopala Rao.

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