The IPL 2021 mega-auction will be taking place soon. Prior to that, the teams had to provide the list of players that they would be retaining and releasing. With that being said, here is the list for four of the eight teams below. It includes all the players that will be leaving and the ones that will be staying.
There has been a major overhaul that is being seen at present and a lot of players have been let go off. Due to this, the fans are eager to know which stars have been retained and who will be leaving. Things are looking good for most teams who are getting rid of the deadwood.
These players will be available to other teams to sign for IPL 2021 via the mega-auction-
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
List of players released by SRH-
Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep and Yarra Prithvi Raj.
List of players retained by SRH-
David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Abdul Samad, T Natarajan, Mitchell Marsh, Jonny Bairstow, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Basil Thampi, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami.
Budget Available- INR 10.75 crore
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
List of players released by KXIP-
Kings XI Punjab has released Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb UR Rahman and Jimmy Neesham.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 20, 2021
List of players retained by KXIP-
Kings Eleven Punjab has retained:
Ahead of the upcoming IPL auction.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 20, 2021
Budget Available- INR 53.2 crore
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
List of retained players by CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeesan, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina.
List of released players by CSK
Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Monu Singh, Kedar Jadhav.
Budget Available- INR 22.9 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
List of retained players by RCB
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad.
List of released players by RCB
Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Gurkeerat Singh.
Budget Available- INR 35.7 crore
What Next With Regards To Updates For IPL 2021?
Well, the teams have really taken some harsh steps this time around. They want to impress in the upcoming tournament. Also, the players will want to make a name for themselves ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
The tournament will be held in India. The IPL is not just another tournament anymore. It is the biggest platform there is in the world of cricket. Due to this, each and every player recognizes the importance of the upcoming auction. Further, next year onwards there will be ten teams that will compete in the competition. This also makes IPL 2021 more important than any other edition before it!!