From Jofra Archer to Josh Hazlewood: List of foreign players released ahead of IPL 2024 auction

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On the retention deadline day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, a total of 85 players were released, and a few overseas starts were among them. Notably, Jofra Archer, England pacer grappling with multiple injury concerns, found himself released by the Mumbai Indians (MI).

Franchises release some renowned players

Prominent figures in the release list included Ben Stokes and Joe Root, who opted out of IPL 2024 citing workload management. Additionally, Harry Brook, who commanded a hefty INR 13.25 crore price tag last year from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), was released by the 2016 champions.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) decided not to retain Bangladesh legend Shakib Al Hasan and New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) released key players like Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazlewood.

List of foreign players released by each IPL team:

Chennai Super Kings

Ben Stokes, Dwaine Pretorius, Kyle Jamieson, Sisanda Magala

Delhi Capitals

Rilee Sossouw, Rovman Powell, Phil Salt

Punjab Kings

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Rajasthan Royals

Joe Root, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy

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Kolkata Knight Riders

Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, David Wiese, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Johnson Charles

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Harry Brook, Akeal Hosein, Adil Rashid

Lucknow Super Giants

Daniel Sams

Gujarat Titans

Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Dasun Shanaka

Mumbai Indians

Jofra Archer, Tristan Stubbs, Duan Jansen, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Chris Jordan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, David Willey, Wayne Parnell

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