Australian opener David Warner, who led the side to the title in 2016 but had missed last season after the ball-tampering episode, has been retained alongside 16 others. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan had been traded in exchange of three Delhi Daredevils players.
The franchise, despite having let go some big players, has stuck to the core team that has done well for them in the past seasons. The retained list includes players such as Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib-Al-Hasan and Kane Williamson, apart from Warner.
First Published: November 15, 2018, 5:58 PM IST