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IPL 2020 trade news: Ins and outs, transfers, releases & coach changes

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The Indian Premier League 2020 auction will take place on December 19, and as usual lives will be changed and hearts will be broken, but there has already been plenty of IPL trade news ahead of the much-vaunted event.

As the IPL 2020 trade window draws to a close on November 14, the eight IPL teams have had to confirm which players they will retain in their squads heading into the bidding process, whom they will allow to sign for other franchises, and who will be released back into the auction pool.

There have been some high-profile IPL transfers, with R Ashwin moving from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals and Trent Boult leaving the Delhi side to sign for reigning champions Mumbai Indians, but that’s nothing compared to the changes in management, with five of the eight teams entering 2020 with a new head coach.

Mumbai Indians are the reigning Indian Premier League champions

The list of hirings includes big names like Brendon McCullum, Anil Kumble and Trevor Bayliss, England’s Cricket World Cup-winning head coach, while Jacques Kallis and Tom Moody have left their respective clubs.

With new head coaches wanting to put their own spin on their squads, sign star players and pick up exciting young talent, there have been many players released in an effort to free up slots and expand their auction purses, which currently include whatever they had left over after last year’s trading process, with an additional Rs 3 crore added to each team’s budget.

Chennai Super Kings

Transfers in: N/A
Transfers out: N/A
Released: Sam Billings, David Willey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi,
Head coach: Stephen Fleming
2019 finish: 2nd

Delhi Capitals

Transfers in: Mayank Markande (from Mumbai Indians), R Ashwin (from Kings XI Punjab), Ajinkya Rahane (from Rajasthan Royals)
Transfers out: Sherfane Rutherford (to Mumbai Indians), J Suchith (to Kings XI Punjab), Trent Boult (to Mumbai Indians), Rahul Tewatia (to Rajasthan Royals), Mayank Markande (to Rajasthan Royals)
Released: Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh, Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa
Head coach: Ricky Ponting
2019 finish: 3rd

Kings XI Punjab

Transfers in: J Suchith (from Delhi Capitals), K Gowtham (from Rajasthan Royals)
Transfers out: R Ashwin (to Delhi Capitals), Ankit Rajpoot (to Rajasthan Royals)
Released: Sam Curran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Agnivesh Ayachi, Prabhsimran Singh
Head coach: Anil Kumble (2019: Mike Hesson)
2019 finish: 6th

Kolkata Knight Riders

Transfers in: Siddhesh Lad (from Mumbai Indians)
Transfers out: N/A
Released: Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, Anrich Nortje, Matt Kelly, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, KC Cariappa, Nikhil Naik, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Shrikant Mundhe
Head coach: Brendon McCullum (2019: Jacques Kallis)
2019 finish: 5th

Mumbai Indians

Transfers in: Sherfane Rutherford (from Delhi Capitals), Trent Boult (from Delhi Capitals), Dhawal Kulkarni (Rajasthan Royals)
Transfers out: Mayank Markande (to Delhi Capitals), Siddhesh Lad (to Kolkata Knight Riders)
Released: Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Beuran Hendricks, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Salam Dar
Head coach: Mahela Jayawardene
2019 finish: 1st

Rajasthan Royals

Transfers in: Ankit Rajpoot (from Kings XI Punjab), Rahul Tewatia (from Delhi Capitals), Mayank Markande (from Delhi Capitals)
Transfers out: K Gowtham (to Kings XI Punjab), Ajinkya Rahane (to Delhi Capitals), Dhawal Kulkarni (to Mumbai Indians)
Released: Ish Sodhi, Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone, Sudhesan Midhun
Head coach: Andrew McDonald (2019: Paddy Upton)
2019 finish: 7th

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Transfers in: N/A
Transfers out: N/A
Released: Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Milind Kumar, Prayas Ray Barman, Akshdeep Nath
Head coach: Simon Katich (2019: Gary Kirsten)
2019 finish: 8th

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Transfers in: N/A
Transfers out: N/A
Released: Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Ricky Bhui
Head coach: Trevor Bayliss (2019: Tom Moody)
2019 finish: 4th

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