IPL (Indian Premier League) 2021 auction is all set to happen in the 3rd week of February. BCCI has stated- “ the auction date will be finalized within next few days”. The auction of the 14th IPL edition was supposed to happen on 11th February but due to some unforeseen issues, the auction will be delayed. Now everyone’s eyes will be on the auction as every franchise has unveiled its retention list. Many big names like Steven Smith, Chris Morris, and Glenn Maxwell’s contracts have been terminated by the franchises. Total 196.60 cr rupees fund is available to all teams combinedly. The franchises have retained 139 players and released 57 players by January 20. There were also rumors that one new IPL team would be affixed but only 8 IPL teams will contest for the crown in 2021.
Total Fund And Player Slots For IPL 2021 Auction
|team||Retained players||Axed players||Money spent||Money left||Present slots||Overseas players slot|
|CSK||18||6||62.10 cr||22.90 cr||7||1|
|KKR||17||6||74.25 cr||10.75 cr||8||2|
|RR||17||8||50.15 cr||34.85 cr||8||3|
|RCB||12||10||49.10 cr||35.90 cr||13||4|
|SRH||22||5||74.25 cr||10.75 cr||3||1|
|MI||18||7||69.65 cr||15.35 cr||7||4|
|KXIP||16||9||31.80 cr||53.20 cr||9||5|
|DC||19||6||72.82 cr||12.18 cr||6||2|
List of Team’s Released And Retained Players In IPL 2021 Auction
CSK retained players: MS Dhoni, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Rituraj Gaikwad, Imran Tahir, Faf Du Plesis, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Ambati Raydu, Dwayne Bravo, N Jagdeeshan, and Suresh Raina.
CSK released players: Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, and Kedar Jadhav.
KKR retained players: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Seifert, Pat Cummins, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy, and Eion Morgan.
KKR released players: Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Harry Gurney, and M Siddharth.
RCB retained players: Virat Kohli, AB DE Villers, Washington Sundar, Yuzi Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, and Joshua Phillipe.
RCB released players: Parthiv Patel, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Aaron Finch, and Gurkeerat Mann.
RR retained players: Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomror, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Robin Uthappa, Karthik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Gopal, Anuj Rawat, and Mayank Markande.
RR released players: Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajpoot, Varun Aaron, and Anirudh Joshi.
SRH retained players: David Warner, Vijay Shankar, T Natarajan, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, and Wriddhiman Saha.
SRH released players: Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, and Sandeep Bavanaka.
MI retained players: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Quinton De Kock, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Ishan Kishan, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, and Saurabh Tiwary.
MI released players: Mitchell McCleneghan, Lasith Malinga, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, and Digvijay Deshmukh.
KXIP retained players: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mohd Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh, and Darshan Nalkande.
KXIP released players: Sheldon Cottrell, James Neesham, Mujeeb Zadran, Tejinder Dhillon, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Krishnappa Gowtham, and Jagadeesha Suchith.
DC retained players: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Danial Sams, Chris Woakes, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Shimron Hetmeyer, Marcus Stoinis, and Lalit Yadav.
DC released players: Sandeep Lamichhane, Jason Roy, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, and Mohit Sharma.