IPL

The IPL 2021 mega auction is coming. The fans are eager to see which players will be signed and which players will be gone. The franchises were compelled to inform the BCCI of the players they wanted to let go. Due to this, the list was released by each team including the champs, Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2020 was really good for the team from Mumbai. They played some good cricket and were consistent right through. Let’s wait and watch what they can now do in the upcoming IPL 2021 tournament.

These players retained and others available to other teams to sign for IPL 2021 via the mega-auction are as follows-

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Captain Steve Smith has suffered after his recent antics in Australia. He has been let go from the team.

Players released by RR-

Steve Smith, A Rajpoot, O Thomas, A Singh, V Aaron, Tom Curran, A Joshi, S Singh

Players retained by RR-

Robin Uthappa, M Lomror, M Vohra, R Parag, M Markande, S Gopal, J Unadkat, K Tyagi, Y Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, A Rawat, D Miller, Andrew Tye, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes.

Funds Available – INR 34.85 crore

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Players released by KKR-

Tom Banton, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Manimaran Siddharth

Players retained by KKR-

Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Dinesh Karthik, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Gurney.

Funds Available- INR 10.5 crore

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Mumbai Indians (MI)

Players released by MI-

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Lasith Malinga, Sherfane Rutherford, James Pattinson, Prince Balwant Rai, Mitchell McClenaghan, Digvijay Singh.

Players retained by MI-

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

Funds Available- INR 15.35 crore

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Delhi Capitals (DC)

Players released by DC-

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

Players retained by DC-

Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Daniel Sams, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Lalith Yadav, Chris Woakes, Praveen Dubey, Shimron Hetmyer, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje.

Funds Available- INR 12.8 crore

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What Next For The Teams Heading Into IPL 2021?

IPL 2021 will be expected to be more eventful than the previous edition. Especially, if the tournament is held at home. The teams will be more energized and ready to go. Team India has already made us proud in Australia. Some of the young guns have really made an impact.

They will be expected to do the same in the series against England and then IPL 2021. The upcoming tournament could also be a grand stage for the youngsters. Especially the ones who are trying to make it to the T20 World Cup squad. The IPL is no more just another league. It is the biggest in the world and the mega-auction will be quite a spectacle too. Let’s wait and watch.