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IPL 2021 auction – Full List of Retained and Released Players

Eight franchises have announced the retained and released player list before the IPL 2021 auction. The official date of IPL 2021 auction is 18th or 19th Feb and will witness mini auction on this day.

Indian Premier League 2021 is just around the corner now. Indian Board of Cricket (BCCI) has just announced the date of IPL 2021 auctions. IPL auctions 2021 will be held on February 18 or 19  in Chennai. According to reports, the reason for selecting the 18 February is that the second test match will end on 17 February, so BCCI will either go on 18 or 19 February and the IPL 2021 Auctions venue will be Chennai. 

For now, 55 players are available for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League for the eight franchises. All the IPL Franchises .i.e Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has released their list of released and retained players.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has released the most number of players which is 10 while Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has released 9 players and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has left 5 players for auctions. However, Kings XI Punjab is going for IPL mini auctions with the largest amount in the pocket which is 53.2 Crore.

IPL 2021 Released Players List for Auction

  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Murali Vijay
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Monu Singh
  • Alex Carey
  • Keemo Paul
  • Tushar Deshpande
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Jason Roy
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Mujeeb Zadran
  • Hardus Viljoen
  • James Neesham
  • Krishnappa Gowtham,
  • Karun Nair, Jagadeesha
  • Suchith
  • Tejinder Singh Dhillon
  • Chris Green
  • Harry Gurney
  • M Siddharth
  • Nikhil Naik
  • Siddhesh Lad
  • Tom Banton
  • Prince Balwant Rai
  • Digvijay Deshmukh
  • Lasith Malinga
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • James Pattinson
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Mitchell McCleneghan
  • Steve Smith
  • Akash Singh
  • Anirudha Joshi
  • Ankit Rajpoot
  • Oshane Thomas
  • Shashank Singh
  • Tom Curran
  • Varun Aaron
  • Chris Morris
  • Shivam Dube
  • Aaron Finch
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Moeen Ali
  • Parthiv Patel
  • Pawan Negi
  • Isuru Udana
  • Gurkeerat Mann
  • Billy Stanlake
  • Sandeep Bavanaka
  • Fabian Allen
  • Sanjay Yadav
  • Prithviraj Yarra

Retained & Released Player List for IPL 2021 Auction

The following players from the eight franchises were retained & released from the squad:

Chennai Super Kings

Retained Players: MS Dhoni, 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, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore

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

Delhi Capitals

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

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

Kings XI Punjab

Retained Players: KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd. Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh

Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh Dhillon

Kolkata Knight Riders

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

Released Players: Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton

Mumbai Indians

Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, 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

Rajasthan Royals

Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye

Released Players: Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Md. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

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

Sunrisers Hyderabad

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

Released Players: Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra

IPL 2021 – Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available Slots

FranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal  money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas Slots
CSK18762.122.971
DC19672.098212.901862
KXIP16331.853.295
KKR17674.2510.7582
MI18469.6515.3574
RR17550.1534.8583
RCB12449.135.9134
SRH22774.2510.7531
Total13942483.39196.66122

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