Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali have both secured bumper paydays for next year's IPL, having become the only two England stars to get retained by their respective franchise.
Ahead of the IPL's mega auction, franchises have been announcing which players they have chosen to retain, with each side able to keep up to four stars.
Of the 16 English players eligible to be retained, 14 of them have been released and will likely enter the auction.
Buttler was retained by Rajasthan Royals for 10 crore (£1m), while reigning champions Chennai Super Kings retained Moeen for 8 crore (£800,000).
England captain Eoin Morgan has been released by Kolkata Knight Riders, who opted retain Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer and Sunil Narine instead.
Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Liam Livingstone were all released by Rajasthan, with Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal joining Buttler on the franchise's retained list.
Rajasthan's director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara explained that the decisions not to retain Stokes and Archer came down to "player availability" and Archer's recent injury struggles.
All-rounder Sam Curran was released by Chennai, who retained Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad as well as Moeen.
Curran's older brother Tom was also released by Delhi Capitals along with Chris Woakes and Sam Billings, with the franchise keeping hold of Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and Anrich Nortje.
Punjab Kings only opted to retain two players, Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh, with Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid leaving the franchise.
George Garton, the only uncapped England player who featured at last year's tournament, has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The franchise instead opted to retain Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj.
Openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy have also left Sunrisers Hyderabad, with Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad and Umran Malik.
The final franchise, Mumbai Indians, have retained Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard.
Several other big names have been left without teams heading into the auction, including Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, Australian opener David Warner and Indian opener KL Rahul.
Sunrisers chief Kaviya Maran insisted the side would attempt to re-sign Rashid in the auction, while Punjab Kings coach Anil Kumble revealed Rahul "decided to go into the auction".
Two new franchises in Lucknow and Ahmedabad will join the competition next year and they now have the opportunity to sign three released players, two domestic and one overseas, before Christmas Day.
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