IPL Players Retention List 2021

The 14th Edition of IPL 2021 is all set to begin and is scheduled to be played between April and May 2021.

The IPL Players Retention list 2021 was Released on 20 January in which 139 Players were Retained by their Franchise.

The 13th edition of IPL 2020 was concluded on 10th November 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Mumbai Indian under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma won its 2nd title and became only the second team in the history of the tournament to defend their title after CSK in 2011

Since the 2020 season is finished, now BCCI –Board of Control of Cricket in India is now gearing up for Indian Premier League 2021. The IPL 2020 tournament which was scheduled to be played in India in the month of March was suspended but was later played in the United Arab Emirates due to COVID 19 Pandemic.

It is decided that the Auction will take place in Chennai on February 18 for IPL 2021, but it is still unconfirmed that the tournament will be held in UAE or shifted back to India. The retention took place on 20th January where 139 players were retained by their franchise, whereas the eight teams also let go 57 players from their existing squad.

Talking of retention of players it works as the eight teams could retain a maximum of seven players from their squad, out of which only three could be retained during the retention period. The teams could also use a maximum of three right-to-match cards at the auction (a maximum of two, if the franchise retained three players during the retention period).

IPL Players Retention List 2021

Here’s the list of Players from eight franchises which are retained and released from their squad:

Chennai Super Kings / CSK

Retained Players: 

MS Dhoni(C), 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

Chennai Super Kings Purse Remaining: : Rs 22.90 Crore  

Delhi Capitals / DC

Retained Players: 

Shreyas Iyer (C), 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

Delhi Capitals Purse Remaining:  Rs 12.9018 Crore

Kings XI Punjab / KXIP

Retained Players:

KL Rahul(C), 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

Kings XI Punjab Purse Remaining:  Rs 53.20 Crore

Kolkata Knight Riders / KKR

Retained Players:

Eoin Morga(C), 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

Kolkata Knight Riders Purse Remaining: Rs 10.75 Crore

Mumbai Indians / MI

Retained Players: 

Rohit Sharma(C), 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

Mumbai Indians Purse Remaining: Rs 15.35 Crore

Rajasthan Royals / RR

Retained Players: 

Sanju Samson(C), 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

Rajasthan Royals Purse Remaining: Rs 34.85 Crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore / RCB

Retained Players: 

Virat Kohli (C), 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

Royal Challengers Bangalore Purse Remaining: Rs 35.90 Crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad / SRH

Retained Players: 

David Warner(C), 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

Sunrisers Hyderabad Purse Remaining: Rs 10.75 Crore 

Table representing IPL 2021/ Squad Size / Salary Cap / Available Slots:


Franchise

No of Players

No of Overseas Player

Total Money Spent (Rs.)

Salary Cap Available (Rs.)
 Available Slots
Overseas Slots
 CSK 18 7 62.10 22.90 7 1
 DC 19 6 72.0982 12.9018 6  2 
 KXIP 16 3 31.80 53.20 9 5
 KKR 17 6 74.25 10.75 8 2
 MI 18 4 69.65 15.35 7 4
 RR 17 5 50.15 34.85 8 3
 RCB 12 4 49.10 35.90 13 4
 SRH 22 7 74.25 10.75 3 1
 TOTAL 139 42 483.39 196.60 61 22

Table Stats: IPL T20 Official

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