IPL 2021 Retention and Releases: Check here Team-wise Players' List

IPL 2021 Retention and Releases: A big day for the IPL fans as the eight franchises will be releasing their list of retained players for the 2021 edition - which is set to be held between April and June in India.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 20, 2021 19:51 IST
IPL 2021 Retention and Releases: Check here Team-wise Players' List
IPL 2021 Retention and Releases, Check out the full players list

IPL 2021 Retention and Releases: Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is held between April and June in India. It's a big day for the fans as the eight IPL franchises release and retains their list of players for the much-awaited upcoming tournament. Here is the list of players who have been released by their respective IPL franchises as given below.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has released Aaron Finch and Chris Morris. While it has maintained its core group, the team has let go of Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana. Rajasthan Royals (RR) has released their skipper and Australia star batsman Steven Smith and names Sanju Samson as their new Captain. However, the biggest surprise is that Kings XI Punjab has released the Aussie star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.

Purse left before IPL 2021 Auction:

CSK - 22.9 crores

DC - 12.8 crores

KXIP - 53.2 crore

KKR - 10.85 crore

MI - 15.35 crores

RR - 34.85 crores

RCB - 35.7 crores

2) Mumbai Indians (MI)

Players Released: Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan, Sherfane Rutherford, James Pattinson, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai

Players Retained: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, 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

2) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Players Released: Tom Banton, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green

Players Retained: 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

3) Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Players Released:  Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson (retired), Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Harbhajan Singh

Players Retained: 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

4) Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Players Released: Steven Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Akash Singh, and Shashank Singh

Players Retained: Sanju Samson (Captain), Manan Vohra, David Miller, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande

5) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Players Released: Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bhavanka, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, and Yarra Prithviraj

Players Retained: 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

6) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Players Released: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann

Players Retained: 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

7) Delhi Capitals (DC)

Players Released: Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Jason Roy

Players Retained: 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, Harshal Patel

8) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Players Released: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb UR Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, and Karun Nair

Players Retained:  KL Rahul, Gayle, Pooran, Shami, Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh,  M Ashwin Arshdeep, Porel, Harpreet Brar