Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, David Warner, Steven Smith, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Bhuvnewshar Kumar are among the players likely to be retained by their IPL franchises ahead of the player retention deadline of 5pm IST on January 4.
The following are the names ESPNcricinfo understands the eight franchises have retained. The BCCI will reveal the list later in the day.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan (uncapped)
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah/Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith
Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel
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