The 8 franchises have announced their retention and released players list with some interesting takeaways:
1.Chennai Super Kings
Retained Players: MS Dhoni(c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore
Released Players: Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Singh, Shane Watson(retired).
1.CSK has many vacancies left in the squad they will want Steve Smith and Maxwell for their middle batting order.
2.The yellow Army was welcomed by Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan in an all-cash deal ahead of the mini auctions.
Retained Players: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Chris Woakes
Released Players: Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, T Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy
1. Delhi Capitals traded Harshal Patel and Daniel Sams to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
3.Kings XI Punjab
Retained Players: KL Rahul (c), Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan,
Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Tejinder Singh Dhillon
1.Punjab will go into the auctions having the largest purse(50.32cr) and having released a big overseas player- Maxwell and Neesham etc.
4.Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained Players: Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert
Released Players: Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Harry Gurney,
5. Mumbai Indians (Champions Of IPL 2020)
Retained Players: Rohit Sharma(c), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin Khan
Released Players: Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghan
Retained Players: Sanju Samson(C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller,
Released Players: Steve Smith, Anirudha Joshi, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajpoot, Akash Singh.
1.Robin Uthappa was traded to CSK in an all-cash deal.
2. Steve Smith to everybody’s shock was released ahead of the mini auctions and Sanju Samson was made captain in place of Smith.
7.Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained Players: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Adam Zampa, Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Yuzvendra Chahal,
Released Players: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Mann, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube
Retained Players: David Warner(c), Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi
Released Players: Billy Stanlake, Prithviraj Yarra, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bavanaka
As of now, 55 players will spark the debate for the IPL 14 auctions bidding after the respective eight franchises — Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) — released their list of players retained and released.
RCB released 10 players, the most out of all the eight franchises. Rajasthan, Punjab has the biggest purses and too many empty spots to fill.
As per the BCCI Officials “The second Test match ends in Chennai on February 17. So, we will go for either 18 or 19 and the venue is Chennai”. Was told to ANI regarding auctions of IPL 2021.
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