IPL 2024 Auction: Final List of KKR Players Released, Retained, and Purse Available After Retention Day

KKR have released the highest number of players and are the second-richest team to head into the IPL 2024 auction. 
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Ahead of the auction for the IPL 2024, teams have decided on the players they want to release so that they can open up their roster to acquire new players. The two-time IPL Trophy winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are also looking to bolster their squad for the new season and have let go off a whopping twelve players. 

KKR was knocked out of the previous year’s tournament before entering the playoff round. KKR managed to register only 6 wins in their 14 league games in IPL 2023, finishing seventh on the points table. 

With the auction for IPL 2024 around the corner, KKR are aiming to have an overhaul of their squad for the upcoming season.

IPL 2024 Players Released

As of the previous season, BCCI allowed franchises to use the "TRADE" option where teams can exchange players between them. The 'IPL Trade Window' allows the franchises to either swap players between themselves or buy players for an all-cash deal. 

The IPL 2024 players released will be put up on auction and get the opportunity to join another team before the league begins.

According to the IPL rules, each franchise can have 25 players in their squad, out of which a maximum of 8 can be foreign players. In Playing XI, each team can have a maximum of 4 overseas players in the mix.

IPL 2024 Auction Date

IPL 2024 Auction Date: BCCI planned to host the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai on December 19. The deadline for the final submission of the list of released and retained players is November 26. 

IPL Auction 2024 Venue

IPL Auction 2024 Venue: BCCI planned to host the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai. As this will be a mini-auction, it will be a day-long event only. Notably, IPL 2024 Auction will be the first of its kind to be held overseas.

List of KKR Players Released Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction 

KKR Players Released: KKR has released the most number of players compared to all the other teams. Almost, the entirety of their bowling department has been released, barring the spinners while the franchise has decided to keep their performing batters. Check the final Released Players list below:

  1. Shakib Al Hasan
  2. Litton Das
  3. Aarya Desai
  4. David Wiese
  5. Narayan Jagadeesan
  6. Mandeep Singh
  7. Kulwant Khejroliya
  8. Shardul Thakur
  9. Lockie Ferguson
  10. Umesh Yadav
  11. Tim Southee
  12. Johnson Charles


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List of KKR Players Retained Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction 

KKR Players Retained: Skipper Shreyas Iyer, who missed last season due to injury is all set to make a comeback in the upcoming season. He had looked in good form during the World Cup and will once again look forward to taking over the captaincy reins. Players like Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh have been key cogs in the KKR setup and was retained for the new season. Windies stalwarts Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have also made the cut. The final Retained Players list by KKR is given below:

  1. Shreyas Iyer

  2. Nitish Rana(c)

  3. Rinku Singh

  4. Varun Chakravarty

  5. Venkatesh Iyer

  6. Sunil Narine

  7. Andre Russell

  8. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

  9. Harshit Rana

  10. Vaibhav Arora

  11. Suyash Sharma

  12. Jason Roy

  13. Anukul Roy

IPL 2024 Teams Purse Value

BCCI increased the purse value of the franchises by INR 5 crores over the existing purse value of about INR 95 crores. KKR has the second-highest remaining purse and will definitely look to make some noise in the upcoming auction. 

KKR Remaining purse: Kolkata Knight Riders have a remaining value of INR 37.2 crore with 12 slots remaining to be filled including 4 overseas. 


KKR has made it clear that they will have an overhaul of their squad after a lacklustre last season. While KKR has a strong top-order, the middle order has been a point of concern and they will also need to pick up a few quality pacers in the upcoming auction. 

The two-time champions have already had the homecoming of Gautam Gambhir as team mentor. With the former India opener's addition, KKR will have a new roadmap and look to get past their dismal outing in IPL 2023. 

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