Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha (IANS Photo)

Sunrisers Hyderabad have released eight players while retaining 17 ahead of the Indian Premier League auction next month. Among those who have been let go include Wriddhiman Saha, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales and Chris Jordan.

SRH had earlier traded opener Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils while welcoming Shahbaz Nadeem Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma to their squad.

The 2018 IPL finalists have retained their core group including the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, David Warner (missed IPL 2018 after ball-tampering scandal), Rasid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan among others.

Among the retained, 11 are Indian and six are overseas.

SRH topped the league stage last season with nine wins and five losses. They beat Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier before losing to Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash.

Players Retained: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma (Traded), Shahbaz Nadeem (Traded), Vijay Shankar (Traded)

Players Released: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Shikhar Dhawan (Traded)