IPL 2021: Full List of released and retained players by the IPL franchises for the 14th Season of IPL

All the 8 franchises of IPL 2021 on Wednesday, January 20 2021 released the list of retained & released players for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League which is expected to get underway in the Mid March. According to the list, Rajasthan Royals released their former captain Steve Smith after having a horrible last season and his behaviour during the recently concluded Border – Gavaskar Trophy. They have appointed Sanju Samson as their new Captain who was in top form with the bat last season and in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy too. Mumbai Indians also parted ways with veteran pacer Lasith Malinga while CSK released Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawala and Shane Watson. 

Check out the fresh squads of all the 8 IPL 2021 teams:

Rajasthan Royals: List of retained and released players for IPL 2021

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.

There has been also a new inclusion in the squad as Kumar Sangakkara has been roped in as their team director for IPL 2021.

Kings XI Punjab: List of retained and released Players for IPL 2021

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

Released players:

Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tajinder Singh. 

Mumbai Indians: List of retained and released players for IPL 2021

Retained Players: 

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

Released Players: 

Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Digivijay Deshmukh

Sunrisers Hyderabad: List of retained and released Players for IPL 2021

Retained Players:

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

Released players: 

Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabien Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Billy Stanlake, Prithvi Raj

Chennai Super Kings: List of retained and released Players for IPL 2021

Retained Players:

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, DJ Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mithcell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeesan, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore

Released Players:

Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Monu Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders: List of retained and released Players for IPL 2021

Retained Players:

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

Released Players:

Tom Banton, Chris Green, Ali Khan, Nikhil Naik, Siddharth Manimaran, Harry Gurney, Siddhesh Lad

Delhi Capitals: List of retained and released Players for IPL 2021

Retained Players:

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

Released Players:

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore: List of released and retained players for IPL 2021

Retained Players:

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

Released Players:

Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel and Umesh Yadav

Purse balance remaining with the Franchises:

Chennai Super Kings: Purse balance Rs 15 lakh

Mumbai Indians: Purse balance Rs 1.95 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Purse balance Rs 6.4 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders: Purse balance Rs 8.5 crore

Delhi Capitals: Purse balance Rs 9 crore

Kings XI Punjab: Purse balance Rs 16.5 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Purse balance Rs 10.1 crore

Rajasthan Royals: Purse balance Rs. 14.75 crore

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