Which players did the IPL franchises retain?

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Virat Kohli (right) and AB de Villiers were retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the upcoming edition of the IPL

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With the Indian Premier League auction scheduled to take place on January 27 and 28, the tournament’s franchises had the opportunity to retain up to three players.

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India vs New Zealand 2nd T20: New Zealand level series behind Munro’s career-best 109*

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Colin Munro celebrates after scoring his second Twenty20 International hundred

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New Zealand opener Colin Munro smashed a career-best 109 not out to not only lead his side to a 40-run win over India in Rajkot, but also level the three-match series at 1-1.

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Sri Lanka vs India 2nd ODI: Dananjaya’s six-for goes in vain as Kumar, Dhoni guide India to victory

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Akila Dananjaya took career-best figures of 6-54, but it was not enough to lead his side to victory

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India looked down and out following Akila Dananjaya’s unbelievable six-wicket haul, but pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the rescue and led their side to a spectacular three-wicket win in the second ODI in Pallekele.

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