IPL 2021 Auction: Full List of IPL 2021 Released and Retained Players of all IPL Teams – CSK, KKR, DC, RR, RCB, SHR, MI
Wed (Jan 20) was the last day to submit the list of players retained for the IPL 14th season. As such, all the franchises have completed the process of finalizing their list of retained and released cricketers.
Earlier in the day, the cricketers’ relationship with several franchises ended. Stars like Smith, Finch, Maxwell, Nisham were also dropped from the squad of the franchise. Kolkata Knight Riders have retained a total of 16 cricketers. Of these, 11 are Indian and 6 are foreign cricketers. Only 5 cricketers have been released.
A total of six cricketers, including Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga, have been released by 2020 champions Mumbai Indians. However, the Mumbai Indians franchise has retained almost all the cricketers who won the final by performing in the last edition.
Chennai Super Kings have finally included Suresh Raina in the squad for IPL 2021. However, he has left an experienced spinner like Harbhajan Singh. Despite all the rumors, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of Chennai. Imran Tahir and Faf du Plessis are in the squad for the new season with Dwayne Bravo.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has retained 21 cricketers in the squad. Only 5 cricketers have been released. Hyderabad decided to take the field keeping the set team. RCB released a bunch of star cricketers from the squad before the IPL 2021 auction. A total of 12 cricketers have been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Rajasthan has retained a total of 16 cricketers. Left that cricketer. In addition to Steve Smith, the Royals have given Tom Curran. Sanju Samson will be the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the new season.
Kings XI Punjab did not include Glenn Maxwell in the squad this time as he did not perform in the last edition. In addition to Maxwell, Punjab has left out international stars like Sheldon Cottrell and Jimmy Neesham. However, Universal Boss Chris Gayle is with the team. Punjab has retained a total of 16 cricketers with 9 cricketers left.
Six players have been released by the Delhi Capitals, while the rest have been retained. Last year’s runners-up Delhi have relied on several star players like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Punt, Kagiso Rabada, Anrikh Narkia.
It’s expected that the tournament will be scheduled to begin in April as there is no confirmation regarding the schedule of IPL 14th Edition, but here is the IPL 2021 Live Streaming TV Channel.
IPL 2021 Retention: Full List of Retained and Released Players
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandiya, Trent Bolt, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandia, Chris Lynn, Dhawal, Mohsin Jayant Yadav, and Anmolpreet Singh.
Released Players: Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Rutherford, Mitchell McClenaghan, Prince Balwant Roy, and Digvijay Deshmukh.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained Players: Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lucky Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Famous Krishna, Sandip Warrior, Shivram Mavir, Shivam Mavi, Seifert.
Released Players: Tom Banton, Chris Green, Nikhil, M Siddharth, and Siddhesh Lad.
Chennai Super Kings
Retained: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Faf du ‘Plessis, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazelwood, Lungi Ngidi, Ambati Rayudu, Karan Sharma, Mitchell Satnor, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Chahar, KM Asif, and R Sai Kishore.
Released Players: Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Manu Kumar, and Shane Watson (retired).
Retained Players: Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, David Warner, Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Marsh, Ken Williamson, Riddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Johnny Bairstow, Srivastava Goswami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kumar, Siddharth Kool, Singh, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, Natarajan and Khalil Ahmed.
Released Players: R Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, and Prithviraj.
Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Jos Butler, Rahul Tewatia, Ryan Parag, Ben Stokes, Jofer Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Mahipal, Yashwasi Jaswal, David Miller, Joydev Unadkat, Anuj Rawand, and Uthappa.
Released Player: Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Varun Arun, Ocean Thomas, Shashank Singh, Ankit Rajput, Akash Singh, and Aniruddha Joshi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chahal, Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navadwip Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Philip, Ken Richardson, and Pawan Deshpande.
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Released Players: Moin Ali, Shivam Dubey, Gurkirat Singh Mann, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel (retired), Dale Stein (retiring), Isuru Udana, and Umesh Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab
Retained Players: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Puran, Mandwip Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Probisimran Singh, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Vishnu, Murugan Ashwin, Arshpar Singh.
Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadisha Suchit, Mujib Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gautam, and Tajinder Singh.
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rishab Pant, Shimron Hetmeyer, Lalit Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Anesh Khan Hell.
Released Players: Sandeep Lamichane, Alex Carey, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy, and Kimo Paul.