List of retained players in IPL 2021: January 20 was the deadline for all franchises to submit the list of their retained players for IPL 2021.
A total of 52 players were released by eight Indian Premier League ahead of the auction for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League scheduled to happen next month.
With January 20 being the deadline for teams to submit their list of retained players, it all started with veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh announcing his ouster from Chennai Super Kings.
As expected, teams have refrained themselves from making unnecessary changes knowing that the auction won’t be a mega auction. Teams which had the budget constraint going into the auction have released multiple players which they might end up buying again in the auction at a lesser price.
List of retained players in IPL 2021
Retained Players – Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Anuj Rawat, Mayank Markande, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Robin Uthappa.
A new chapter begins now. 🚨
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 20, 2021
Released Players – Steven Smith, Oshane Thomas, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron.
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, Ali Khan, Tim Seifert.
Released Players – Tom Banton, Chris Green, Harry Gurney, Siddesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, M. Siddarth.
Retained Players – Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh.
Released Players – Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Shane Rutherford, Mitchell McClenaghan, Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh.
Chennai Super Kings
Retained Players – R Sai Kishore, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi and Sam Curran.
Released Players – Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson (retired), Monu Kumar Singh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained Players – Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, AB de Villiers, Joshua Phillipe, Kane Richardson.
Released Players – Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Parthiv Patel (retired), Dale Steyn (opted out).
Retained Players – Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, David Warner, Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Shreevats Goswami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, T. Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed.
No more Big Show for #KXIP! 👀
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 20, 2021
Released Players – R Sanjay Yadav, Bhavanka Sandeep, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen.
Retained Players – Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel (traded), Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams (traded), Pravin Dubey, Avesh Khan.
Released Players – Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Tushar Deshpande.
Kings XI Punjab
Retained Players – Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar.
Released Players – Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, James Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh Dhillon.