Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have retained 14 players while releasing 10 with a vision of revamping their squad after a disappointing season in 2019.
Australian batsman Chris Lynn, Indian Wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa, English all-rounder Joe Denly, West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and South African pacer Anrich Nortje are some of the major players released.
And West Indian all-rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, skipper Dinesh Karthik, youngster Shubman Gill and Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson are some of the major players retained.
KKR now have a total purse of 35.65 crores to use at the auction. They would be mainly looking to bolster their batting and pace bowling departments.
Kolkata Knight Riders Retained players:
Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Siddhesh Lad (traded in)
Kolkata Knight Riders Released players:
Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Srikant Munde, Yarra Prithviraj, Anrich Nortje.