Shakib al Hasan, who would not have been eligible to play the next IPL, was among 71 players released by the IPL teams on Friday. Some of the other 70 players are likely to go for high bids in the IPL 2020 auction next month.
Krishnappa Gowtham could play a vital role for KXIP, not only with the ball, but also with contributions in the lower order. KXIP have let Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been their leading spinner in recent years, go to Delhi Capitals.
The GC chaired by former Test batsman Brijesh Patel met at the cricket headquarters to discuss a slew of issues including FTP window, availability of foreign players, FTP of Indian team and possibility of franchises playing friendlies abroad.
Lungi Ngidi conceded only 10 runs and took four wickets before Suresh Raina hit a measured 61 as Chennai Super Kings eliminated Kings XI Punjab from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a five-wicket win
Debutants Rising Pune SuperGiants on Saturday made a winning debut in the Indian Premier League by thrashing defending champions Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in the opening game of the season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.