IPL 4: Player Retention. Even though it's all hypothetical.

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga

They've released Zaheer and opted for Harby. Maybe because Harby is a 'confidence bowler' (cliche alert) and being released would make him bowl like a buffet. Oh wait, that's already happening. Bad call. Also, MI now have spent half their budget of $9 million, so they now have to buy the rest of the squad with half the money.

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, M Vijay, Albie Morkel

The only other team to retain all four players allowed. I didn't think they'd go for Albie, since Ashwin and Murali have perhaps been more crucial to their success. As they say in Austria, "Votever."

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne, Shane Watson

So Warne will be back, which is awesome. They keep Watson, which is not so awesome. And no Yusuf Pathan? Whoa. Seriously, whoa. It'll be interesting to see if they get Rajasthan quick Deepak Chahar.

Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag

But no Gautam Gambhir, who was their captain last season, and is Viru's hunting partner. No Nannes, no Mishra, no Dilshan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli

They wanted to keep their finances flexible, so out with most of the squad that was so successful. No Kallis, Pandey, Taylor, Vinay Kumar, Dravid and no Kumble!

Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers released everyone, and the Kings XI Punjab were kinda forced to.

Remember, it's all hypothetical.