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Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2024 Cricket Auction: Full List Of Players Retained And Released - Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson

Two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders have announced their released and retained list in the IPL 2023 Trading window. Here's a look at all the players KKR released and retained ahead of IPL 2024 auction.

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have released a set of 12 players that include the likes of Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson and Shakib Al Hasan amongst others ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Auction. Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh along with the veteran duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine retained by the Kolkata franchise. (IND Vs AUS Blog | IPL Trading Highlights

Other names that were released were  Litton Das, David Wiese, Narayan Jagadeesan, Mandeep Singh, Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee. With this, their auction purse is INR 32.1 crore.

Recently, former skipper Gautam Gambhir was named as the team's mentor ahead of the 2024 season.

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Gambhir had led KKR to two IPL titles (2011 and 2017) before leaving them. He was recently the team mentor for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

However, LSG have roped in Aussie great Justin Langer with talks of Rahul Dravid too being mentioned around.

Full List Of Retained Players By KKR:

Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shreyas Iyer, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy.

Full List Of Released Players By KKR:

Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Aarya Desai, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Narayan Jagadeesan, Mandeep Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Johnson Charles.

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Remaining Purse For IPL 2024 Auction

INR 32.1 Crore.

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