David Warner and co surprisingly lift the IPL 2016 Title

The 2016 season of the Indian Premier League noticed Sunrisers Hyderabad being crowned as the new champions. No one at the start of the tournament would have even guessed that the Hyderabad outfit could go on to win the competition, 

considering their lack of big-name players in the squad. Skipper David Warner had bigger plans and marshalled his squad, leading from the front to take Sunrisers to victory, he was helped by a fantastic bowling attack – by far the best attack in the tournament.

Kohli becomes the Most runs scorer in a Single IPL Season

973 - Most runs scored in a single season by Virat Kohli to get the Orange Cap. Kohli was comfortably ahead of the 733 runs scored by Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Nathan Coulter Nile was released by Delhi Daredevils

Nathan Coulter-Nile is one of the most promising prospects to emerge from Western Australia in recent years. The right-arm pacer is an integral part of the Perth Scorchers’ attack in the Big Bash League and was part of the Mumbai Indians squad in 2013. 

While he’s primarily known for his bowling skills, he also possesses an ability to hit big and score crucial runs down the order. Inducted in to the DD squad in 2015 he picked up 15 wickets in the season and was the joint highest wicket-taker for the team along with Imran Tahir.

Delhi Daredevils Released Players: Nathan Coulter Nile, Imran Tahir, Joel Paris, Pawan Negi, Pawan Suyal, Akhil Arvind Herwadkar, Mahipal Lomror

Mitchell Johnson released from Kings XI Punjab

A handy lower-order batsman, he even has a Test century to his name. The Mumbai Indians signed him at the IPL Player Auction 2012 and was key to their fortunes in the 2013 season, claiming 24 wickets in 17 matches as they won the trophy.

Kings XI Punjab Released Players List: Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien

Rising Pune Supergiants released three Aussie Players

Rising Pune Supergiants Released Players: Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, RP Singh, Scott Boland, M Ashwin, Peter Handscomb, Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morker, George Bailey

Sunrisers Hyderabad Retained Players for IPL 2017

Players released 6 (two overseas)

Players retained 17 (five overseas)

Purse spent INR 451,000,000

Purse remaining INR 209,000,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad Retained Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar

Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained Players for IPL 2017

Players released 10 (three overseas)

Players retained 20 (eight overseas)

Purse spent INR 531,750,000

Purse remaining INR 128,250,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, S Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi