The auction for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League will commence in the month of February 2021. The board has declared the list of retained and released players of all 8 IPL Teams on 20 January 2021. Considering the last season of IPL in UAE, all IPL franchises have prepared and submitted the listing before the auction.
On 20th January, all the cricket fans saw some surprising Exits for big names like Chris Morris, Steven Smith, Shane Watson (Retired). Also, Sanju Samson has been selected as the new captain of Rajasthan Royals for the 2021 season. Let’s have a look at the detailed list of released and retained players below:
List of Released & Retained Players in IPL 2021
Royals Challenger Bangalore
RCB has released the maximum number of players among all IPL franchises. They have released 10 Players with some big names like Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moan Ali, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn.
Players Retained: Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Navdeep Saine, Washington Sunder, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adma Zampa, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Phillipe, Pavan Despande, and Shabaz Ahmed
Players Released: Aaron Finch, Chirs Morris, Isuru Udana, Moen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkreet Singh Maan, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, and Shivam Dube
Kings XI Punjab (KKIP)
KKIP stands at second position after the RCB in terms of Released players. RCB has shocked its fans by releasing Glenn Maxwell from the playing list.
Players Retained: K L Rahu, Mayank Agrawal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, and Murugan Ashwin.
Players Released: Glenn Maxwell, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jimmy Neesham, Tajinder Singh, and Krishnappa Gowtham
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Mumbai Indian has released the experienced bowler Lasith Malinga because of his retirement while Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the team. The team has released 5 overseas players.
Players Retained: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav.
Players Released: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Lasith Malinga
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Delhi Capitals has made some big changes like they have released Jason Roy & Alex Carey and kept most of the players. Shreyas will remain the captain for DC.
Players Retained: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams.
Player Released: Tushar Deshpande, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhane
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders have some normal changes and will continue the 14th season of IPL with their main players. Eoin Morgan will remain the captain for the upcoming season.
Players Retained: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Seifert. Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy.
Players Released: Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, and Siddharth M
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings did not perform well in the last season in UAE but still kept their senior players like Suresh Raina and have released Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Piyush Chawla. Shane Watson has taken retirement.
Players Retained: MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Ambati Rayudu, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.
Players Released: Piyush Chawla, Shane Watson (retired), Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, and Kedar Jadhav, and Murali Vijay.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
SRH will continue the 14th season of IPL with David Warner as a captain and has not made any big changes.
Players Retained: David Warner (c), Basil Thampi, Mitchell Marsh, Abdul Samad, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Manish Pandey, Shahbaz Nadeem, Virat Singh, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Priyam Garg, Sandeep Sharma, Jason Holder, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Players Released: Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, B Sandeep, Yarra Prithviraj, and Sanjay Yadav.