Haryana-based Mohit Sharma, a right-arm medium pacer, was bought for Rs 5 crore by the Yellow Brigade. Sharma was once part of the Chennai Super Kings set-up and then Kings XI Punjab. He has played 26 ODIs and eight T20Is. However, he has a decent T20 record, having played 110 matches, with 109 wickets to his name.
RutuRaj Gaikwad, 21, from Maharashtra who was lapped up for Rs 20 lakh, is a prospective batsman, having played nine first-class and 29 List A games for Maharashtra.
Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Released players: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Players added: Mohit Sharma (Rs 5 crore), RutuRaj Gaikwad (Rs 20 lakh).