Seven players have been released by eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of next month’s 2021 auction. These include Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga, former Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has released the most number of 10 players, although it is notable that wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel, who recently announced his retirement from all cricket, and South African bowler Dale Steyn, who Dropped out of IPL in the first week of this month.
The Delhi Capitals said in a statement that they have done business with RCB all-rounders Harshal Patel and Daniel Symes. However, they are still naming players who will likely come from RCB as part of the trading window, which remains open until about a week before the auction. The Indian cricket board is yet to announce the auction date.
Complete and complete list of retained and released players:
Rajasthan Royals: Retained players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Jose Butler, Ryan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Karthik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, David Miller , David Miller., Robin Uthappa
Players released: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajput, Oshen Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Anirudh Joshi, Shashank Singh
Delhi Capitals: Retained players: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nabade, Marcus Stoinis, Shimit Hemit Chris Vox
Release: Mohit Sharma, Tusshar Deshpande, Chemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Jason Roy
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Philip, Ken Richardson, Pawan Deshpande
Releases: Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Kuppler Nile, Sherfen Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Retained players: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prisidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Naren, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravathi Khan, Tim Seifert
Releases: Tom Banton, Chris Green, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, M Siddharth, Harry Gurney
Kings XI Punjab: Retained players: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Puran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhasimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Jalakande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshadip Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishaan
Released: Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Hardas Willogen, Jagdish Suchit, Mujib ur Rehman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tajinder Singh
Chennai Super Kings: Retained players: MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Lungi Nagidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, Michelle Santner, KM Kaif, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Jose Bravo, Joseph. Karan, Karn Sharma