The next edition of the successful Indian Premier League will be its 10th. Teams will be looking to keep their main players and will hope to strengthen their squad further to maximize their chance of success and the Indian Premier League squads for 2017 can be found below after the IPL Draft.
After spending the biggest in IPL 8 auction, Delhi Daredevils have a finely balanced squad. Led by Jean-Paul Duminy, the team has some top players like Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Matthews, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra and Albie Morkel.
Kings XI Punjab had a disappointing campaign in 2015 finishing last but they have some big names in the squad. Players like George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Marsh are all experienced international players who can help Punjab climb to the top of the pile but Virender Sehwag’s retirement will hit them to an extent.
Kolkata Knight Riders have always been the maverick team of IPL. Capable of the sublime and the awful, the team’s fortunes swings a lot. However with players like captain Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Patrick Cummins and Ryan Doeschate they have the squad to upset the apple cart and become the champions once again. Interestingly, Trevor Bayliss is no longer the coach of the side and Jacques Kallis will take over the reins.
The team with the most number of titles, Mumbai Indians still have arguably the best team in the tournament. Captained by Rohit Sharma, Mumbai has players of the class of Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Aaron Finch and Lasith Malinga to call upon. Young talents like Abhimanyu Mithun are also in their ranks.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have always flattered to deceive but with players like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the team they have one of the strongest batting line-ups.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad joined the IPL in place of Deccan Chargers. Although they have yet to register their first title, they have a very strong squad with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, David Warner, Dale Steyn, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen and Kane Williamson to count upon.
Two new teams, Pune and Rajkot have been added the 2016 edition of the IPL. These two teams will be involved in an IPL Draft to begin with in which the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja from the Chennai Super Kings and Steven Smith, Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Tim Southee and Ajinkya Rahane of the Rajasthan Royals could well be selected before they join the other teams in the IPL 2016 Auction.
The latest list of the Indian Premier League squads for 2016 is as follows:
Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Pawan Negi, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Pawan Suyal, Chama Milind, Akhil Herwadkar, Mahipal Lomror
Jean-Paul Duminy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, Travis Head, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings, Joel Paris
Kings XI Punjab:
Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manan Vora, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh,Armaan Jaffer.
David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, R Satish, Manan Sharma
Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jason Holder
Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Unmukt Chand, R Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, J Suchith, Nathu Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia,
Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Sarfaraz Naushad Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, Praveen Dubey, Aksjay Karnewar, Vikramjeet Malik, Vikas Tokas
AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc (subject to fitness), David Wiese, Adam Milne, Shane Watson, Travis Head, Samuel Badree
Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parveez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Aditya Tare, Deepak Hooda, T Suman, Vijay Shankar.
David Warner, Moises Henriques, Trent Boult, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Mustafizur Rahman, Ben Cutting,
Rising Pune Supergiants
MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh, Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, Ishwar Pandey, M Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Thsiara Perera, Baba Aparjith, Deepak Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Tiwary
Steven Smith, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Albie Morkel.
Gujarat Lions Rajkot
Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Paras Dogra, Ishan Kishan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pradeep Sangwan, Pravin Tambe, Shivil Kaushik, Sarabjit Ladda, Umang Sharma, Shadab Jakati, Akshdeep Nath, Jaydev Shah, Amit Mishra
Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Andrew Tye
Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Samuel Badree, Suresh Raina, Ronit More, Michael Hussey, Irfan Pathan, Rahul Sharma, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Tye, Pratyush Singh, Ankush Bains, Eklavya Dwivedi
Shane Watson, Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Christopher Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pradeep Sahu