Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Brendon McCullum, Mitchell Starc and other big names were in the list of released players ahead of next month's IPL 2019 auction.

With Thursday being the last date for all eight franchises to submit their squads, a total of 130 players, including 44 foreign stars, were retained.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will enter the auction with the maximum purse as they retained only 10, the least among the eight teams.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) retained 23 players, the most among the sides.

The Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving a 12-month ban for ball-tampering offence, have been retained by Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively. They had missed IPL 2018 due to the suspension.

Here is the full list of squads ahead of IPL 2019 auction in December