Journalists pick out all-time greatest IPL squad

The schedule of the IPL 2024 is yet to arrive as it is set to clash with the General Elections in India. Meanwhile, the media fraternity has named the 16 best players in the history of the tournament.

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Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle during IPL 2013

Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle during IPL 2013 (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League is set to start from the last week of March. Although no specific dates have been released yet, the Indian media fraternity has named their best 16 players in the history of the tournament. The tournament is set to be clashing with the General Elections in India, as it did during the 2009, 2014, and 2019 seasons

Meanwhile, as displayed by the TV broadcast right holder of the tournament, the media fraternity has picked the players who have been the face of the tournament from pretty much the first season. 

IPL 2024 squads after the auction

1. Chennai Super Kings

Retained Players: Ajay Mandal, Ajinkya Rahane, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaik Rasheed, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande



Signed during the auction: Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizwi, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao



2. Delhi Capitals

Retained Players: Abhishek Porel, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, David Warner, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Marsh, Mukesh Kumar, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull



Signed during the auction: Kumar Kushagra, Jhye Richardson, Harry Brook, Rasikh Salam, Ricky Bhui, Shai Hope, Swastik Chikkara 



3. Gujarat Titans

Retained Players: Abhinav Sadarangani, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Kane Williamson, Matthew Wade, Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman  Saha

Signed during the auction: Spencer Johnson, M Shahrukh Khan, Umesh Yadav, Robin Minz, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Manav Suthar



4. Kolkata Knight Riders

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



Signed during the auction: Mitchell Starc, Chetan Sakariya, KS Bharat, Ramandeep Singh, Angkrish Raghuvnashi, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain



5. Lucknow Super Giants

Retained Players: Amit Mishra, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Devdutt Padikkal (T), K. Gowtham, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Naveen Ul Haq, Nicholas Pooran, Prerak Mankad, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Yudhvir Charak



Signed during the auction: Shivam Mavi, M Siddharth, Arshin Kulkarni, Mohammad Arshad Khan



6. Mumbai Indians

Retained Players: Akash Madhwal, Arjun  Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, Dewald Brevis, Ishan Kishan, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, N. Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma, Romario Shepherd (T), Shams Mulani, Surya Kumar Yadav, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod



Signed during the auction: Gerald Coetzee, Nuvan Thushara, Dilshan Madushanka, Anshul Kamboj, Naman Dhir, Shreyas Gopal, Mohammad Nabi, Shivalik Sharma



7. Punjab Kings

Retained Players: Arshdeep Singh, Atharva Taide, Harpreet  Brar, Harpreet Bhatia, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, Nathan Ellis, Prabhsimran Singh, Rahul Chahar, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Shikhar Dhawan, Shivam  Singh, Sikandar Raza, Vidwath Kaverappa



Signed during the auction: Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes, Tanay Thyagarajan, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Singh, Prince Choudhary, Shashank Singh, Rilee Rossouw



8. Rajasthan Royals

Retained Players: Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan (T), Dhruv Jurel, Donovan Ferreira, Jos Buttler, Kuldeep  Sen, Kunal Rathore, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, R. Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sandeep Sharma, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal



Signed during the auction: Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger



9. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Retained Players: Akash  Deep, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh  Karthik, Faf Du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar (T), Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Rajat Patidar, Reece Topley, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Will Jacks, Cameron Green



Signed during the auction: Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan



10. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Retained Players: Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Anmolpreet Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Mayank Agarwal, Mayank Markande, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Rahul Tripathi, Sanvir Singh, Shahbaz Ahamad (T), T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Upendra Singh Yadav, Washington Sundar



Signed during the auction: Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Jaydev Unadkat, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akash Singh, Jhathavedh Subramanyan

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