IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots
Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2021 auctions, the eight teams have named their squads besides releasing several players from the roster. The likes of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, and Rajasthan Royals have released a host of players ahead of the auction. Here we present the complete squads, released players, purse available for teams, and the remaining slots.
KKR retain core players, release Tom Banton
KKR retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy. Players released by KKR: M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Tom Banton.
DC retain majority of players, release six
DC retained players: Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes. Players released by DC: Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Jason Roy. Players traded to RCB: Harshal Patel and Daniel Sams.
MI release host of foreign pacers
MI players retained: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, de Kock, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy. Players released by MI: Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shermaine Rutherford, James Pattinson, Dig Vijay, Prince Balwant.
RR release Steve Smith, name Sanju Samson as skipper
RR players retained: Sanju Samson (c), Manan Vohra, David Miller, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande. Players released by RR: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Akash Singh, Shashank Singh.
CSK retain core players, release Chawla and Bhajji
CSK players retained: MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi. Players released by CSK: Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson (retired), Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Harbhajan Singh.
SRH release fringe players, keep a big squad
SRH retained players: David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, W Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Players released by SRH: Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bhavanka, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Yarra Prithviraj.
Maxwell, Cottrell and Mujeeb released by KXIP
KXIP players retained: KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar. Players released by KXIP: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb UR Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair.
RCB release a host of foreign stars
RCB players retained: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson. Players released by RCB: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann.
A look at the purse remaining for teams
Purse remaining: RCB (Rs. 35.9 crore), SRH (Rs. 10.75 crore), DC (Rs. 12.8 crore), KKR (Rs. 10.85 crore), RR (Rs. 33.85 crore), KXIP (Rs. 53.2 crore), CSK (Rs. 22.9 crore), MI (Rs. 15.35 crore).
A look at the remaining slots for teams
Slots remaining: RCB (13, 4 overseas), SRH (3, 1 overseas), DC (6, 2 overseas), KKR (7, 1 overseas), RR (8, 3 overseas), KXIP (9, 5 overseas), CSK (7, 1 overseas), MI (7, 4 overseas).