The IPL fever has begun only a matter of months following the record-breaking 13th edition of the tournament in UAE last year. The franchises were required to submit their list of retained and released players ahead of the mini-auction which is slated to take place next month.
Released Players: James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Digvijay Deshmukh, and Prince Balwant Rai,
Retained Players – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, A Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Released Players – Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel
Retained Players – Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam Zampa
Harshal Patel and Daniel Sams acquired through trade deals.
Bold Diaries: Mike Hesson explains RCB’s Retention Strategy
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— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) January 20, 2021
Chennai Super Kings:
Released Players – Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Singh, Murali Vijay.
Retained Players – Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Aditya Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Sai Kishore.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Released Players – M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Tom Banton
Retained Players – Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy
Kings XI Punjab:
Released Players – Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen
Retained Players – KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, M Ashwin, Ishan Porel and Harpreet
Released Players – Steve Smith, Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh
Retained Players – Sanju Samson (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa
“Sanju is at the start of his journey as a leader – and Kumar Sangakkara is joining as a director of cricket. He’s understated and is a very, very strong individual. [Being a] Wicketkeeper is a great position to captain the team,”
Released Players – Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Yarra Prithviraj
Retained Players – David Warner (c), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh
Released Players – Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Harshal Patel (Traded), Daniel Sams (Traded)
Retained Players – Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Daniels Sams, Anrich Nortje
The remaining purse for IPL teams ahead of IPL 2021 Auctions:
KXIP – 53.2cr.
RCB – 35.7cr.
RR – 34.85cr.
CSK – 22.9cr.
MI – 15.35cr.
DC – 12.8cr.
KKR – 10.85cr.
SRH – 10.75cr.
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