IPL 2020 was held in the UAE last year due to rising cases of corona virus in India, but this year, BCCI, led by Sourav Ganguly, will conduct it in India. Preparations have started for this. It is scheduled to be auctioned in February before the IPL tournament. On Wednesday, before the auction started, all eight franchises submitted their list of Retained and Released Players to the BCCI.
In the IPL retention, the Rajasthan Royals team has taken a big decision and released their captain Steve Smith and also made young Sanju Samson the new captain of the team. Apart from this, Suresh Raina has returned to the Chennai Super Kings team. The most surprising thing was that the five-time champion Mumbai Indians has released their most loved player Lasith Malinga. Following is the list of all the franchises released and released by the IPL 2021 auction.
IPL Retention: Smith-Malinga departed, CSK retained Raina
Retained players of Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devadatta Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Jampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Philip, Kane Richardson, Pawan Deshpande.
Royal Challengers Bangalore released players: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moin Ali, Parthiv Patel (retired from all formats of cricket), Pawan Negi, Shivam Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Aaron Finch, Chris Maurice, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana.
Amount left with the team: Rs 35.70 crore.
Retained players of Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, R Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi, Ravindra Jadeja, Narayan Jagadeeshan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Josh Hazlewood, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Sam Karan.
Chennai Super Kings released: Shane Watson (retired), Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh.
Amount left with the team: Rs 22.90 crore.
Retained players of Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ryan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Karthik Tyagi, Endure Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra and Robin Uthappa.
IPL 2021 Retention: Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga released
Rajasthan Royals released players: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajput, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Kurain, Anirudh Joshi, Shashank Singh.
Amount left with the team: Rs 34.85 crore.
Retained players of Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Akshar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmaier, Chris Woakes, Daniel Symes.
Players released for Delhi Capitals: Mohit Sharma, Tusshar Deshpande, Chemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichane, Alex Carrie, Jason Roy.
Amount left with the team: Rs 12.8 crore.
Retired players from Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Riddhiman Saha, Johnny Bairstow, Srivats Goswami, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddharth Kaul.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Released Players: Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep and Y Prithvi Raj.
Amount left with the team: Rs 10.75 crore.
Rajasthan Royals leave Steve Smith, Samson will be the new captain
Kolkata Knight Riders retained: Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Garni, Loki Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakraborty, Siddha Krishna , Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik and Rahul Tripathi.
Kolkata Knight Riders released players: Nikhil Nayak, Siddhesh Lad, M Siddharth, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Harry Gurney.
Amount left with the team: Rs 10.85 crore.
Mumbai Indians release Lasith Malinga, IPL’s most successful bowler
Retained players of Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhasimran, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshadip Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Darshan Nalakande, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar.
Kings XI Punjab Released: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gautham, Mujib ur Rehman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardas Viljoan, Karun Nair, Jagdish Suchit, Tejinder Singh.
Amount left with the team: Rs 53.2 crore.
Retained players of Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Suchit Roy, Ishaan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare , Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan and Anmolpreet Singh.
Mumbai Indians Released: Lasith Malinga, Nathan Culter Neil, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McLennaghan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.
Amount left with the team: Rs 15.35 crore.