The Indian Premier League (IPL) trade window has closed on Friday where all the franchises have named the players ahead of the auction in December. While Delhi Capitals successfully traded Ajinkya Rahane from Rajasthan Royals for the 2020 IPL season, they traded-off Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia to the Royals. Rahane represented Royals in seven seasons and was also the top run-getter with 2810 runs from 100 matches. Tewatia, on the other hand, started his IPL career with Royals in 2014 and also played for them in 2015 before shifting to Kings XI Punjab in 2017 and then to Delhi for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin had shifted to Delhi from Punjab and the Royals traded-off bowling all-rounder K. Gowtham to Punjab successfully. Trent Boult and Dhawal Kulkarni also shifted to Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings also released five players from the previous year’s squad: Sam Billings, David Willey, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey and Chaitanya Bishnoi. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders, roped in Siddhesh Lad from Mumbai Indians while release a couple.
Here’s the complete list of player trades before the IPL auction:
Mayank Markande (Mumbai Indians to Delhi Capitals) – ₹20 lakh
Sherfane Rutherford (Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians) – ₹6.2 crore
Ravichandran Ashwin (Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals) – ₹7.6 crore
Jagadeesha Suchith (Delhi Capitals to Kings XI Punjab) – ₹20 lakh
Trent Boult (Delhi Capitals to Mumbai Indians) – ₹2.2 crore
Krishnappa Gowtham (Rajasthan Royals to Kings XI Punjab) – ₹6.2 crore
Ankit Rajpoot (Kings XI Punjab to Rajasthan Royals) – ₹3 crore
Dhawal Kulkarni (Rajasthan Royals to Mumbai Indians) – ₹75 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals) – ₹4 crore
Rahul Tewatia (Delhi Capitals to Rajasthan Royals) – ₹3 crore
Siddhesh Lad (Mumbai Indians to Kolkata Knight Riders) – ₹20 lakh