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IPL 2013 initial squads announced

The Initial squads of the IPL 2013 has been announced by the franchises. A total of 179 players have been retained by the nine franchises on the same financial terms.

The Franchises have clearly focussed on performance in the IPL in making their decisions as to which players will form part of their respective core groups for the 2013 season. Each Franchise has room under the Salary Cap to be able to sign additional players,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.

Team Hyderabad, recently bought by SUN TV Networks, has retained 20 players, who played for the now disbanded Deccan Chargers, including  the foreign stars – Dale Steyn, Cameron White, Jean Paul-Duminy and captain Kumar Sangakkara.

The rumors of Mumbai letting off Harbhajan Singh has been squashed and the franchise has confirmed retaining the veteran spinner. Pune Warriors have released Kiwi Jesse Ryder while Sourav Ganguly has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. Punjab has released Stuart Broad while Chennai  Super Kings has release the present Aussie T20 captain George Bailey, Doug Bollinger and Suraj Randiv among the big names.

In this edition of the IPL, every franchise has a salary cap of up to $12.5m with which they can build a squad containing a maximum of 33 players, including 11 overseas recruits. The transfer window opens on November 19 and the franchises will be able to sign the uncapped Indian players. From November 1, franchises can re-sign players who they took as temporary replacements in IPL 2012.

Present squads

Hyderabad: Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Akash Bhandari, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, Biplab Samantray, Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn, Ravi Teja, Ishant Sharma, JP Duminy, Rusty Theron, Kumar Sangakkara, Parthiv Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Veer Pratap Singh.

Released players: T Atchuta Rao, Darren Bravo, Daniel Christian, Kedar Devdhar, Manpreet Gony, Daniel Harris, Ishank Jaggi, Tanmay Mishra, Syed Quadri, Sneha Kishore, Sunny Sohal, Tanmay Srivastava, Arjun Yadav.

Chennai Super Kings: Albie Morkel, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Michael Hussey, MS Dhoni, M Vijay, Nuwan Kulasekara, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, S Anirudha, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha.

Released players: George Bailey, Doug Bollinger, Joginder Sharma, Suraj Randiv, Yo Mahesh, Abhinav Mukund, Scott Styris, Sudeep Tyagi, K Vasudevadas, G Vignesh.

Delhi Daredevils: Ajit Agarkar, Andre Russell, David Warner, Irfan Pathan, Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Manpreet Juneja, Morne Morkel, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Roelof van der Merwe, Ross Taylor, Shabaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Nagar.

Released players: Puneet Bisht, Robin Bist, Gulam Bodi, Doug Bracewell, Aaron Finch, Sunny Gupta, Glenn Maxwell, Prashant Naik, Kuldeep Raval, Aavishkar Salvi, Venugopal Rao, Vikas Mishra, Tejashwi Yadav, Zafir Patel.

Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist, Azhar Mahmood, Bharghav Butt, Bipul Sharma, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Gurkeerat Mansingh, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, Parvinder Awana, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, R Sathish, Shaun Marsh, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh.

Released players: Kyle Abbott, Love Ablish, Amit Yadav, Ben Cutting, Paras Dogra, James Faulkner, Ryan Harris, Vikramjeet Malik, Abhishek Nayar, Ramesh Powar, Nathan Rimmington, Nitin Saini, Stuart Broad.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Brad Haddin, Brendon McCullum, Brett Lee, Debabrata Das, Eoin Morgan, Gautam Gambhir, Iqbal Abdulla, Jacques Kallis, James Pattinson, L Balaji, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Manvinder Bisla, Marchant de Lange, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Ryan ten Doeschate, Sarabjit Singh Ladda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shami Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan.
Released players: Chirag Jani, Sanju Samson, Iresh Saxena, Jaydev Unadkat.

Mumbai Indians: Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Aiden Blizzard, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Apporv Wankhade, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Herschelle Gibbs, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Kuldeep Yadav, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Munaf Patel, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Shukla, Robin Peterson, Rohit Sharma, RP Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, T Suman, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal.
Released players: Davy Jacobs, Richard Levi, Clint McKay, Sujit Nayak, Thisara Perera, Jaydev Shah.

Pune Warriors: Alfonso Thomas, Ali Murtaza, Angelo Mathews, Anustup Majumdar, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh Krishnakant Upadhyay, Luke Wright, Mahesh Rawat, Manish Pandey, Marlon Samuels, Mitchell Marsh Mithun Manhas, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Raiphi Gomez, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Wagh, Wayne Parnell, Yuvraj Singh.

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Kevon Cooper, Rahul Dravid, S Sreesanth, Shane Watson, Shaun Tait, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: AB De Villiers, Abhimanyu Mithun, Andrew McDonald, Arun Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Daniel Vettori, Harshal Patel, KP Appanna, Karun Nair Mayank Agarwal, Muttiah Muralitharan, Vinay Kumar, S Aravind, Saurabh Tiwary, Syed Mohammad, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Vijay Zol, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan.

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