Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the 2021 IPL Player Retention. It’s a big day for IPL fans as all eight franchises will be releasing their list of selected players for the tournament – to be held between April and June.
What we know so far
DC releases ALEX CAREY, LAMICHHANE
RELEASED PLAYERS: Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Jason Roy
MI Launches Overseas Rhythm Quartet – Malinga, Pattinson, McClenaghan and Coulter-Nile
RELEASED PLAYERS: Lasith Malinga, Coulter-nile, Mcclenaghan, Rutherford, Pattinson, Dig Vijay, Prince balwant
RECEIVED PLAYERS: Rohit Sharma, 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 Roy Chahar,
RR appoints Sanju Samson as captain, Kumar Sangakkara joins as director of cricket
READ | IPL 2021 retention: Kings XI Punjab releases Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Cottrell
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: FULL LIST
RELEASED PLAYERS: Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson (retired), Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Harbhajan Singh
RECEIVED PLAYERS: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
SRH LAUNCHES FRINGE PLAYERS
RELEASED PLAYERS: Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bhavanka, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen and Yarra Prithviraj
RECEIVED PLAYERS: David Warner, 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
KXIP LAUNCHES GLENN MAXWELL, CHRIS GAYLE RETAINED
RELEASED PLAYERS: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb UR Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen and Karun Nair
RECEIVED PLAYERS: KL Rahul, Gayle, Pooran, Shami, Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, M Ashwin Arshdeep, Porel, Harpreet Brar
RCB LAUNCHES AARON FINCH, CHRIS MORRIS
Royal Challengers Bangalore released Aaron Finch and Chris Morris. While retaining its hard core, the team abandoned Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana.
THE SUCCESSFUL PLAYERS: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.
RELEASED PLAYERS: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann.
CHOSEN TO WITHDRAW: Dale Steyn. RETIREMENT: Parthiv Patel
ROYALS LANCE SMITH
The Rajasthan Royals have freed their captain and Australian star Steven Smith and are turning to an Indian captain. Chances are, Sanju Samson will take on the big role; Smith – who took over as Ajinkya Rahane midway through the season in 2019 – fell short of his expectations and only scored 311 points in 14 games.
READ HERE: Rajasthan Royals releases Steve Smith
CSK CONSERVES RAINA, RELEASE JADHAV, CHAWLA
The Chennai Super Kings are expected to keep their old workhorse Suresh Raina, while Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay and Piyush Chawla are expected to come out. The camp has already split from Harbhajan Singh.
READ: Harbhajan Singh’s contract with CSK ends
Lasith Malinga. – KR Deepak
WILL MUMBAI KEEP LASITH MALINGA?
Defending champion Mumbai Indians is likely to let go of his Sri Lankan pace Lasith Malinga – who missed the tournament last season. There is speculation that even Sherfane Rutherford could be released.
JASON ROY, MOHIT SHARMA ARE RELEASED AND STOINIS TO REMEMBER? Delhi Capitals is likely to free Jason Roy and Mohit Sharma. There are also indications that the franchise has decided to let Sandeep Lamichhane go. Delhi is also expected to retain Australian star Marcus Stoinis.
WHAT’S HAPPENING KKR?
The management of the KKR team are on the verge of retaining Dinesh Karthik, but there is a buzz that this could free Tom Banton – who was bought at his base price of Rs 1 crore. Franchise sources say Chris Green, Siddesh Lad, Nikhil Naik and Mr. Siddarth have also been released.