It’s the time of the year again and we all are gearing up for the biggest T20 carnival: Indian Premier League 2021. As the auction is around the corner, all 8 teams have already declared their released and retained players of IPL 2021
Here’s the list of retained and released players by each franchise and their updated purse to go for the auction. Auction is likely to be held on Feb 18th or 19th.
IPL 2021 retained and released players list for the upcoming season:
Mumbai Indians releases Malinga, McClenaghan:
Retained: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy
Released: Mitchell McCleneghan, James Pattinson, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh.
Updated Purse Balance: 15.35 CR
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings retains Raina, releases Chawla and Kedar:
Retained Players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Released players: Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson (retired), Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Harbhajan Singh
Updated Purse Balance: 22.9 CR
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders retain Kuldeep, releases Tom Banton and Siddesh Lad:
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, Varun Chakravarthy, Harry Gurney, Ali Khan
Released Players: M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Tom Banton
Updated Purse Balance: 10.85 CR
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore releases Finch and Morris:
Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.
Released Players: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel (retired), Dale Steyn (opted out)
Updated Purse Balance: 35.7 CR
Sunrisers Hyderabad retains Natarajan, releases Allen and Stanlake:
Retained Players: David Warner, 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, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh
Released Players: Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bhavanka, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, and Yarra Prithviraj
Updated Purse Balance: 10.75 CR
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab releases Maxwell, Karun Nair, Cottrell
Retained Players: K.L.Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel.
Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, and Karun Nair
Updated Purse Balance: 53.2 CR
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson to lead, Steve Smith released, Buttler retained:
Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Anuj Rawat
Released Players: Steve Smith, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajpoot, Aniruddha Joshi, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh
Traded: Uthappa to C.S.K
Updated Purse Balance: 34.85 CR
Delhi Capitals retains Shaw, Rahane and releases Lamichhane and Carey:
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes.
Released Players: Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Jason Roy.
Traded: Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams to RCB.
Updated Purse Balance: 12.8 CR
As BCCI is planning for the Mega auction and the addition of 2 new teams for the year 2022, it will be interesting to see how the franchises approach this auction.