The Indian Premier League (IPL 2015) will get kick-started on April 9, 2015 leaving little time for the top players who returned from a 3-month-long tour to Australia for the Tri Series and later the World Cup 2015.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have met BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya to revoke the ban on spinner Sunil Narine, without whom they repent that they had lost the 2014 IPL season.
Otherwise, for the record here is the latest IPL 2015 teams with their retained and releaed players:
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (Retained Player)
Ravindra Jadeja (Retained Player)
Ravichandran Ashwin (Retained Player)
Dwayne Bravo (Retained Player)
Suresh Raina (Retained Player)
Faf Du Plessis
Ishwar Chandra Pandey
CSK IPL 2015 (Released Players):David Hussey, Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar.
Shane Watson (Retained Player)
James Faulkner (Retained Player)
Stuart Binny (Retained Player)
Ajinkya Rahane (Retained Player)
Sanju Samson (Retained Player)
Ankit Nagendra Sharma
Barinder Singh Saran
Rajasthan Royals (Released Players): Amit Mishra, Ankush Bains, Brad Hodge.
Shikhar Dhawan (Retained Player)
Dale Steyn (Retained Player)
Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Released Players): Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, Amit Paunikar, Brendan Taylor, Darren Sammy, Irfan Pathan, Jason Holder, Manprit Juneja, Prasanth Parameswaran, Srikkanth Anirudha, Venugopal Rao.
Rohit Sharma (Retained Player)
Lasith Malinga (Retained Player)
Harbhajan Singh (Retained Player)
Ambati Rayudu (Retained Player)
Kieron Pollard (Retained Player)
Marchant De Lange
Mumbai Indians (Released Players): Michael Hussey, Praveen Kumar, Ben Dunk, Pragyan Ojha, Jalaj Saxena, Krismar Santokie, Sushant Marathe, Apoorv Wankhade, Zaheer Khan, C.M. Gautam.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (Retained Player)
Chris Gayle (Retained Player)
AB De Villiers (Retained Player)
Abu Nechim Ahmed
Yuzvendra Singh Chahal
Sarfaraz Naushad Khan
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Released Players): Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravi Rampaul, Sachin Rana, Shadab Jakati, Tanmay Mishra, Yuvraj Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (R’etained Player)
Sunil Narine (Retained Player)
Shakib Al Hasan
Ryan Ten Doeschate
Veer Pratap Singh
Kuldeep Singh Yadav
Kolkata Knight Riders (Released Players): Debabrata Das, Sayan Sekhar Mandal, Jacques Kallis.
Kings XI Punjab
Manan Vohra (Retained Player)
David Miller (Retained Player)
Gurkirat Singh Mann
Mandeep Hardev Singh
Akshar Rajesh Patel
Shardul Narendra Thakur
Kings XI Punjab (Released Players): Cheteshwar Pujara, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Murali Kartik.
Quinton De Kock
Kona Srikar Bharat
Delhi Daredevils (Released Players): Dinesh Karthik, HS Sharath, James Neesham, Jaydev Unadkat, Kevin Pietersen, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Milind Kumar, Murali Vijay, Rahul Sharma, Rahul Shukla, Ross Taylor, Siddarth Kaul, Wayne Parnell.