Retained & Released Players of IPL 2021

Retained & Released Players of IPL 2021

The most-awaited cricket tournament is back! Welcome the game that is loved by many *drumrolls* Indian Premier League – The IPL! Everybody wants to know the final teams for IPL 2021. As we get to see all the players from around the world, the excitement of all the cricket fans is going to soar high.

Every fan want to know the details about their favourite players and teams. Which players are going to be released and which of them are going to be retained, it is a matter of extreme curiosity, especially for a hard-core cricket fan.

All the eight IPL teams have announced the list of players that will be retained for this season of IPL.

Given below are all the teams, their retained and released players in IPL 2021.

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore gave a tough fight to all the other teams and made it till the qualifier in the last season. Given below are the retained and IPL 2021 released players list of RCB.

Retained players: Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Josh Philippe, Pawan Deshpande.

Released players in IPL 2021: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Parthiv Patel (retired from all forms of cricket), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana.    

2. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals had a good season in 2020. Although, they were out quite early, they have some of the best players who can take the team to the finals. Given below are the retained and IPL 2021 released players list of RR. 

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

IPL 2021 released players: Steve Smith, Oshane Thomas, Ankit Rajpoot, Akash Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anirudha Joshi.

3. Chennai Super Kings

The 3-time winner of the IPL trophy, CSK always put the best game in front of any team they are playing against. Given below are the retained and IPL 2021 released players list of CSK.

Retained players: MS Dhoni, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, Josh Hazlewood, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Sam Curran.

IPL 2021 released players: Shane Watson (retired), Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Singh, Piyush Chawla.

4. Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capital was the second best team of IPL 2020. We will be expecting great efforts from all the team members this year. Given below are the retained and IPL 2021 released players list of DC.

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

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

5. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad gave a tough fight to all the teams and made it to the qualifier in the IPL 2020. With all its best players, we can expect this team to get to the finals this year. Given below are the retained and IPL 2021 released players list of SRH.

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

IPL 2021 released players: Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, and Prithvi Raj.

6. Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab has had its ups and downs throughout the last season. We are not sure, how much efforts we are going to see this year from the whole team. . Given below are the retained and released players of KXIP.

Retained players: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar.

Released players: Glenn Maxwell, K Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell, Mueeb ur Rahman, Hardus Viljoen, Jimmy Neesham, Karun Nair, Tejinder Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith.

7. Mumbai Indians

The five-time winner of the IPL trophy, Mumbai Indians have a strong team. Here are the list of players that have been retained and the ones that have been released. 

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

Released players: Lasith Malinga, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter Nile, Mitchell McCleneghan, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh.

8. Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders almost made it to the qualifiers in the last season. If the whole team will show the same efforts, they can win the IPL trophy again. Given below is the list of retained and released players of KKR.  

Retained players: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Ali Khan, Tim Seifert.

Released players: Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, M Siddharth, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Harry Gurney.

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