MS Dhoni is missing from BCCI’s annual retainers’ list for 2019-20. Dhoni, who had been awarded a Grade A contract, the second-most lucrative retainer, in 2019, has not played a single professional game since the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand last year. India coach Ravi Shastri, though, stressed that the 38-year old is still part of India’s T20 World Cup mix.
Grade A+ (INR 7 cr): Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Grade A (INR 5 cr): R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul
Grade B (INR 3 cr): Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Mayank Agarwal
Grade C (INR 1 cr): Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari,, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar
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