New Delhi: The ninth season of the extravagant cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to take the cricket fans across the world by storm when it commences on April 9.
The tournament will see two new teams – Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants – after Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended for two years. Both the teams were suspended on account of betting in IPL games.
Here’s a look at the complete IPL teams list of all the teams eyeing the glittering IPL trophy.
Indian Premier League 2016 squad:
Retention and transfers: Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, Jean-Paul Duminy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock
Acquired in auction: Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Pawan Negi, Sam Billings, Joel Paris Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Pawan Suyal, Akhil Herwadkar, Mahipal Lomror
Players acquired in draft: Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner
Acquired in auction: Dwayne Smith Dale Steyn, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Paras Dogra, Ishan Kishan, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Pradeep Sangwan, Pravin Tambe, Shivil Kaushik, Sarbajeet Ladda, Aaron Finch, Umang Sharma, Jaydev Shah, Andrew Tye, Shadab Jakati, Amit Mishra, Akshdeep Nath
Kings XI Punjab
Retention and transfers: Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh
Acquired in auction: Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Abbott, KC Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Armaan Jaffer, Swapnil Singh, Farhaan Behardien
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retention and transfers: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine
Acquired in auction: Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jayadev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Jason Holder, Rajagopal Sathish, Manan Sharma
Retention and transfers: Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchitch, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson, Keiron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Marchant de Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan
Acquired in auction: Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Nathu Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Kishore Pramod Kamath, Deepak Punia
Rising Pune Supergiants
Players acquired in draft: Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith
Acquired in auction: Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharm, Irfan Pathan, Mitchell Marsh, RP Singh, Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, Ishwar Pandey, Murugan Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Peter Handscomb, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Thisara Perera, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Jaskaran Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retention and transfers: Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Sreenath Arvind, Varun Aaron, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villers, Adam Milne, Chris Gayle, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc
Acquired in auction: Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, Akshay Karnewar, Samuel Badree, Kane Richardson, Vikramjeet Malik, Praveen Dubey, Vikas Tokas
Retention and transfers: Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Trent Boult
Acquired in auction: Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Aditya Tare, Deepak Hooda, Tirumalsetti Suman, Vijay Shankar, Ben Cutting