Kings XI Punjab have released top players Glenn Maxwell (10.75 crore) and Sheldon Cottrell (8.5 crore) ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League auction.
Afghan spin thrower Mujeeb ur Rahman, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, Indian drummer Karun Nair and South African fast Hardus Viljoen have also been released.
Kings XI Punjab put on an epic fight in IPL 2020 after an early turmoil, but that wasn’t enough to earn a playoff spot for the team led by KL Rahul. He won six and lost eight matches to finish with just 12 points.
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Kings XI released the players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen and Karun Nair.
Kings XI retained the players: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep, M Ashwin, Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Harpreet