IPL 2021 Auction: Complete list of players retained and released by franchises
The 2021 Indian Premier League would be the 14th edition of the cash-rich tournament. Slated to be held in April-May, it would also witness a mini-auction, likely to be held on February 11. The franchises have organised their respective squad with players release and retention.
The lucrative Indian Premier League just saw its 13th edition conclude a couple of months back. However, the build-up to the 14th edition is already underway, as the tournament would be held in April-May.
As per the general tradition, the tournament would also witness a pre-season mini-auction. In the same light, the franchises organised their respective squad, as they came up with the list of players retain and released on Wednesday's deadline day. Meanwhile, we take a look at the complete list of all.
Chennai Super Kings
Retained: MS Dhoni (₹15 crore), Suresh Raina (₹11 crore), Ambati Rayudu (₹2.2 crore), N Jagadeesan (₹20 lakh), Faf Du Plessis (₹1.6 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (₹20 lakh), Sam Curran (₹5.5 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (₹7 crore), Dwayne Bravo (₹6.4 crore), Mitchell Santner (₹50 lakh), Josh Hazlewood (₹2 crore), Shardul Thakur (₹2.6 crore), Karn Sharma (₹5 crore), KM Asif (₹40 lakh), Imran Tahir (₹1 crore), R Sai Kishore (₹20 lakh), Deepak Chahar (₹80 lakh) and Lungi Ngidi (₹50 lakh).
Released: Kedar Jadhav (₹7.8 crore), Shane Watson (retired), Piyush Chawla (₹6.75 crore), Murali Vijay (₹2 crore), Monu Kumar (₹20 lakh) and Harbhajan Singh (₹2 crore).
Auction purse: ₹15.35 crore
Retained: Shreyas Iyer (₹7 crore), Rishabh Pant (₹8 crore), Shikhar Dhawan (₹5.2 crore), Prithvi Shaw (₹1.2 crore), R Ashwin (₹7.6 crore), Ishant Sharma (₹1.1 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (₹5.25 crore), Axar Patel (₹5 crore), Amit Mishra (₹4 crore), Avesh Khan (₹70 lakh), Marcus Stoinis (₹4.8 crore), Shimron Hetmyer (₹7.75 crore), Kagiso Rabada (₹4.2 crore), Anrich Nortje (₹89.82 lakh), Pravin Dubey (₹20 lakh), Lalit Yadav (₹20 lakh) and Chris Woakes (₹1.5 crore).
Released: Keemo Paul (₹50 lakh), Sandeep Lamichhane (₹20 lakh), Alex Carey (₹2.40 crore), Mohit Sharma (₹50 lakh), Tushar Deshpande (₹20 lakh) and Jason Roy (₹1.5 crore).
Auction purse: ₹12.8 crore
Kings XI Punjab
Retianed: KL Rahul (₹11 crore), Chris Gayle (₹2 crore), Mayank Agarwal (₹1 crore), Nicholas Pooran (₹4.2 crore), Mandeep Singh (₹1.4 crore), Sarfaraz Khan (₹25 lakh), Deepak Hooda (₹50 lakh), Prabhsimran Singh (₹55 lakh), Mohammed Shami (₹4.8 crore), Chris Jordan (₹3 crore), Darshan Nalkande (₹30 lakh), Ravi Bishnoi (₹2 crore), Murugan Ashwin (₹20 lakh), Arshdeep Singh (₹20 lakh), Harpreet Brar (₹20 lakh) and Ishan Porel (₹20 lakh).
Released: Glenn Maxwell (₹10.75 crore), Sheldon Cottrell (₹8.50 crore), K Gowtham (₹6.20 crore), Mujeeb ur Rahman (₹4 crore), James Neesham (₹50 lakh), Hardus Viljoen (₹75 lakh), Karun Nair (₹5.60 crore), J Suchith (₹20 lakh) and Tajinder Singh (₹20 lakh).
Auction purse: ₹53.2 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained: Dinesh Karthik (₹7.4 crore), Andre Russell (₹7 crore), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (₹3.2 crore), Kuldeep Yadav (₹5.8 crore), Lockie Ferguson (₹1.6 crore), Nitish Rana (₹3.4 crore), Prasidh Krishna (₹20 lakh), Rinku Singh (₹80 lakh), Sandeep Warrier (₹20 lakh), Shivam Mavi (₹3 crore), Shubman Gill (₹1.8 crore), Sunil Narine (₹8.5 crore), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi and Varun Chakravarthy.
Released: Chris Green (₹20 lakh), Harry Gurney (₹75 lakh), M Siddharth (₹20 lakh), Nikhil Naik (₹20 lakh), Siddhesh Lad (₹20 lakh) and Tom Banton (₹1 crore).
Auction purse: ₹10.5 crore
Retained: 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 and Mohsin Khan.
Released: Prince Balwant Rai (₹20 lakh), Digvijay Deshmukh (₹20 lakh), Lasith Malinga (retired), Nathan Coulter-Nile (₹8 crore), James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford (₹2 crore) and Mitchell McCleneghan (₹1 crore).
Auction purse: ₹15.35 crore
Retained: 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 and Andrew Tye.
Released: Steve Smith (₹12.5 crore), Akash Singh (₹20 lakh), Anirudha Joshi (₹20 lakh), Ankit Rajpoot (₹3 crore), Oshane Thomas (₹50 lakh), Shashank Singh (₹30 lakh), Tom Curran (₹1 crore) and Varun Aaron (₹2.4 crore).
Auction purse: ₹34.85 crore
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Md. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.
Released: Chris Morris (₹10 crore), Shivam Dube (₹5 crore), Aaron Finch (₹4.4 crore), Umesh Yadav (₹4.2 crore), Dale Steyn (₹2 crore), Moeen Ali (₹1.7 crore), Parthiv Patel (retired), Pawan Negi (₹1 crore), Isuru Udana (₹50 lakh) and Gurkeerat Mann (₹50 lakh).
Auction purse: ₹35.7 crore
Retained: 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 and Abdul Samad.
Released: Billy Stanlake (₹50 lakh), Sandeep Bavanaka (₹20 lakh), Fabian Allen (₹50 lakh), Sanjay Yadav (₹20 lakh) and Prithviraj Yarra (₹20 lakh).
Auction purse: ₹10.75 crore