IPL franchises confirm their retained and released players for 2021

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After India’s historic series win over Australia on Tuesday, the focus of the Indian cricket fans will now turn towards the 14th edition of the IPL.

All eight franchises have put the spotlight on their list of retained and released players for the upcoming edition. The franchises were asked to send their updated squads by Tuesday along with the names of released players ahead of the auctions of IPL 2021, which is expected to be held on February 11th.
Here is the list of retained and released players by the eight teams:

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:

2020 has been a very tough year for CSK. For the first time in IPL history, they couldn’t qualify for the playoffs and finished 7th in the league table. The main reason behind this failure was their disastrous batting performance. So, surely CSK will be looking forward to roaring this year.

Retained players list:

MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Lungi Ngidi, faf du plesis, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Jagadeshan, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, DJ Bravo and Josh Hazlewood.

Released players list:

Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Peeyush Chawla Monu Singh.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BENGALURU:

Once again, in the 13th edition of IPL too, they failed to conquer the throne in the United Arab Emirates.

Retained players list:

Virat Kohli, AB Devilliers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Paddikal, Washington Sundar, Md.Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Sahabaz Ahmed, Josh Phillipe, Richardson and Deshpande.

Released players list:

Udana, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Gurkirat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali.

KINGS XI PUNJAB:

KXIP have announced the list of retained players for IPL 2021.


Retained players list:

KL 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 list:

Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tajinder Singh.


MUMBAI INDIANS:


MI have announced the list of released and retained players for IPL 2021.

Retained players list:
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare (WK),Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul RoyJasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan.

Released players list:
Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Digivijay Deshmukh.

DELHI CAPITALS:

Delhi Capitals have also announced their list of retained as well as released players for IPL 2021.

Retained players list:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant,Shreyas Iyer,Axar Patel,Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma,Ravichandran Ashwin,Lalit Yadav,Harshal Patel,Avesh Khan,Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje,Marcus Stoinis,Shimron Hetmyer,Chris Woakes,Daniel Sams.

Released players list:

Mohit Sharma,Tushar Deshpande,Keemo Paul,Sandeep Lamichhane,Alex Carey ,Jason Roy.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS:

KKR have announced the list of retained players for IPL 2021. The list includes six overseas players and 11 Indians.

Retained players list:
Eoin Morgan, DineshKarthik, NitishRana,Shubman Gill,Rinku Singh
Rahul Tripathi,Kamlesh Nagarkoti,Kuldeep Yadav,Lockie Ferguson,Pat Cummins. Prasidh Krishna,Sandeep Warrie,Shivam Mavi,VarunChakaravarthy,Andre Russell,Sunil Narine,Tim Seifert.

Released players list:

Tom Banton, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddharth M and Siddhesh Lad.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD:

Retained players list:

David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, W Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Released players list:

Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bhavanka, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen and Yarra Prithviraj.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS:

The most shocking and interesting thing happened during their launch of the list of retained and released players list. As the fans have expected, Steve Smith has been released by RR and Sanju Samson is named the new captain of the team for the next season.

Retained players list:
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Jasaswi Jayaswal, Rewat, Mahipal, Markande, Jofra Archer, Robin Uthappa David Miller, Manan vohra , karthik Tyagi and Andrew Tye.

Released players list:
Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, varon Aaron, Thomas, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Aakash Singh.

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