IPL 2021: Full list of players released and retained by the 8 franchises
- India's Sanju Samson replaces Australian Steve Smith as captain of Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore released 10 players ahead of the auction
- The IPL 2021 auctions will be held on February 11
Ahead of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday released 10 players. The mini auction will be held on February 11.
One other decision that made headlines was Rajasthan Royals releasing skipper Steve Smith. The franchise, which finished last in the last season, has named wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson as their captain for IPL 2021.
Kings XI Punjab released five players, including major overseas names like Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Chennai Super Kings Full squad
Players retained: MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mithcell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeesan, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore.
Players released: Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders Full squad
Players retained: Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier.
Players released: M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Tom Banton
Delhi Capitals Full squad
Players released: Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande.
Players retained: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Daniels Sams, Anrich Nortje
Royal Challengers Bangalore Full squad
Players retains: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Players released: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel
Sunrisers Hyderabad Full squad
Squad: David Warner (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh
Players released: Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Yarra Prithviraj