IPL 2021 Retention Highlights: RR release Smith and name Samson as captain; MI part ways with Malinga
All eight franchises on Wednesday released the list of retained players for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals released their captain of 2020 edition - Steve Smith and appointed Sanju Samson as their new leader. Mumbai Indians parted ways with veteran pacer Lasith Malinga while CSK released Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawala and Shane Watson. Check out the fresh squads of all teams.
Follow all the updates here:
JAN 20, 2021 07:02 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals: List of retained and released players
Retained players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa.
Released Players: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh.
JAN 20, 2021 07:01 PM IST
Kumar Sangakkara - RR's new team director
Rajasthan Royals' co-owner on Wednesday confirmed that former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara has been roped in as their team director for IPL 2021.
JAN 20, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab: List of retained players
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
JAN 20, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Mumbai Indians list of released and retained players
Released: Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Digivijay Deshmukh
Retained: 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 Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan
JAN 20, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad retained squad
David Warner (C)
JAN 20, 2021 06:35 PM IST
CSK's retained squad
Faf du Plessis
R Sai Kishore
JAN 20, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad after retention
JAN 20, 2021 06:29 PM IST
DC Squad after retention
JAN 20, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana released from RCB
Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Parthiv Patel (retired)
Dale Steyn (unavailable)
JAN 20, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Delhi Capitals release Carey, Lamichhane and five others
JAN 20, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad release five players
Y Prithvi Raj
JAN 20, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals name Sanju Samson as captain
Rajasthan Royals have made a major change to their side. They have released Australian batsman Steve Smith and named Sanju Samson as their new captain.
JAN 20, 2021 06:10 PM IST
CSK release Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson
Chennai Super Kings have released Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Kumar Singh, and Shane Watson.
JAN 20, 2021 06:01 PM IST
RCB's retention explained by Mike Hesson
Royal Challenger Bangalore's Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson explains team's retention strategy.
JAN 20, 2021 05:51 PM IST
KXIP release Maxwell
So here comes the big news from the Kings XI Punjab Camp. As reported by ESPN Cricinfo, the franchise has decided to release the Australian all-rounder.
The report further states that Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mueeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen and Karun Nair are among the released players.
JAN 20, 2021 05:48 PM IST
A hint from CSK on IPL 2021 retention
JAN 20, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Will KXIP retain Glenn Maxwell?
It will be a tough choice to make for Kings XI Punjab whether to keep Maxwell or let him go. The all-rounder mauled the Indians in the limited-overs series Down Under in November last year. But before that, he had one his worst seasons for the franchise in IPL 2020.
He not only failed to score a single fifty-plus score but also didn't smash a single six in the entire season.
JAN 20, 2021 05:42 PM IST
KKR captain Eoin Morgan speaks
JAN 20, 2021 05:37 PM IST
RCB's list of retained players
- Virat Kohli
- AB de Villiers
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Washington Sundar
- Mohammed Siraj
- Navdeep Saini
- Adam Zampa
- Shahbaz Ahmed
- Josh Philippe
- Kane Richardson
- Pawan Deshpande
JAN 20, 2021 05:33 PM IST
RCB retain 12 players from 2020 squad
JAN 20, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Dale Steyn opted out of IPL 2021
Earlier this months, veteran South African speedster Dale Steyn announced that he won't be featuring in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. He stated that he was taking some time off, clarifying that he isn't retiring.
JAN 20, 2021 05:25 PM IST
CSK retain Suresh Raina, reports ESPN Cricinfo
Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina would be retained by Chennai Super Kings, reports ESPN Cricinfo. He has been an integral part of the franchise and their highest run-getter as well.
Raina also made an early exit from IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. He returned home after joining the side in a bio-secure protocol in the UAE.
JAN 20, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Harbhajan Singh's contract with CSK comes to an end
On Wednesday morning, veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh informed through a tweet that his 2-year contract with Chennai Super Kings has come to an end.
Harbhajan opted out of the IPL 2020 citing family reasons. His last match with CSK was the IPL 2019 final against MI where the Chennai-based franchise lost to MI by one run.
JAN 20, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals release captain Steve Smith: PTI
JAN 20, 2021 05:08 PM IST
All you need to know about balance purse
Let's have a look the balance left in the purses of every franchises
Chennai Super Kings: ₹0.15 crore
Kings XI Punjab: ₹16.5 crore
Rajasthan Royals: ₹14.75 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad: ₹10.1 crore
Delhi Capitals: ₹9 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders: ₹8.5 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore: ₹6.4 crore
Mumbai Indians: ₹1.95 crore
JAN 20, 2021 05:03 PM IST
IPL 2021 Retention Live Updates
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of the IPL 2021 players retention. The 13th edition of the cash-rich tournament had ended a few months back and here we are to witness the next season shaping up. In the next few hours, all the franchises will release the list of retained players. The anticipation among the fans will be no less than that of an IPL auction. Who goes out, who remains in the team? Well, we have to wait and watch.
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- CSK picked all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham for a huge sum of ₹9.25 crore, making him the most expensive uncapped buy in IPL history.
- In order to give their middle-order a boost, the franchise bought Australian heavy-hitter Glenn Maxwell for ₹14.25 crore, despite the horror Maxwell had in the UAE. But he was not the most expensive buy for the franchise.
- IPL 2021: They entered the auction to fill 9 slots with a purse amount of ₹53.20 crore. They made some noise by snapping up three Australian cricketers at heft prices.
- Last month, they made a massive decision of naming Sanju Samson as their captain and parted ways with Steve Smith. And then, on Thursday, they added a new chapter in Indian Premier League history by snapping up South African all-rounder Chris Morris for a whopping sum of ₹16.25 crores.