IPL Season 14: IPL 2021 Teams and Players List
IPL 14 teams and players list is placed here. The IPL squads for the 2021 edition of the tournament will be announced at the end of the IPL auction on the 16th of February. But the complete IPL 2021 retained, traded and released players list ahead if the IPL auction is placed below.
The deadline to submit player retentions for the IPL 2021 season has now passed, and there have been some huge decisions made by each team that has undoubtedly shocked this reported for one! So, let’s get right down to it and go through all of the teams and the players who have been retained or released.
Perhaps the biggest shock announced by the eight franchises was made by the Rajasthan Royals, who have released this Australian captain Steve Smith. Sanju Samson has been named as his replacement for the upcoming season after impressing last season, leading the way as the highest run-scorer for Rajasthan. Manoj Badale, the co-owner of the Royals who broke the news, spoke of the need for an ‘all-year-round captain,’ which meant selecting a home-grown player. Samson has been with the franchise since 2013 and is the team’s third Indian captain following Dravid and Rahane.
The big news from the Mumbai camp is that veteran pace bowler Lasith Malinga has been released. Although this is huge news, it’s probably a move that was on the cards as the Indians look to continue to progress and not rest on their laurels. It also frees up an awful lot of Crore for them to invest when the auction comes around next month.
The other big news was that the Kings XI Punjab had released Glenn Maxwell. He leaves the club along with six other players who have been released as the franchise seeks a different approach this year. Maxwell struggled last year, and it was the first year that he failed to hit a six as he lacked confidence throughout. IPL team 2021 player list for all teams is placed below.
IPL 2021 Players List
IPL 2021 complete list of players by teams are placed below;
|Teams||IPL Teams Squad players list|
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma (Captain), Rahul Chahar, Mohsin Khan, Tre, Jasprit Bumrah, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Yadavnt Boult, Aditya Tare, Jayant Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Virat Kohli (Captain), Shahbaz Ahamad, AB de Villiers, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel (T), Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Joshua Philippe, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Daniel Sams (T), Pavan Deshpande|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Eoin Morgan (Captain), Ali Khan, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Tim Seifert, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine|
|Kings XI Punjab||KL Rahul (Captain), Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Mandeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||David Warner (Captain), T Natarajan, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Jonny Bairstow, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shreevats Goswami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Basil Thampi, Mohammad Nabi, Siddarth Kaul, Jason Holder|
|Delhi Capitals||Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Anrich Nortje, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant|
|Rajasthan Royals||Sanju Samson (Captain), Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Tye, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni (Captain), Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, R Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Santner, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad|
Let’s now take a look at the movers and shakers from each team.
Kings XI Punjab
Rahul will lead the Kings XI Punjab this season, who have retained the IPLs biggest hitter Chris Gayle. They have also retained Nicolas Pooran, who had an outstanding season last year. Agarwal, Khan, and Singh have all kept their spots also as expected. Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell are the biggest names to have been cut from the team.
As expected, the Sunrisers have kept their team’s core intact and have released Yadav, Sandeep, Raj, Allen, and Stanlake from their ranks. Warner is expected to lead the side once more, and they will have 10.75 Crore to spend in the upcoming auction. Johnny Bairstow, Williamson, Nabi, and Rashid Khan have all been retained, amongst others.
Although the Indians announced that they would be releasing their go-to bowler at the death, Lasith Malinga, I believe this is a positive move for Mumbai as they look to learn from the mistakes made by their Super Kings. Chennai stood still after winning the tournament and relied upon a tried and tested team. However, times change, and you need to change with it to remain on top, precisely what the Indians are doing. They have also released Coulter-Nile, McClenaghan, Rutherford, Pattison, Deshmukh, and Prince Balwant Rai. This is a bold move to make so many changes, especially to their bowling unit, but they can’t be criticised for not evolving. Rohit Sharma will lead the side as expected, and they will now have 15.35 Crore at their disposal come auction time.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Knight Riders have released five players and retained 17 ahead of this year’s competition. There have been some suggestions that Shubman Gill will lead the team this year, but I would say that it looks unlikely having a world cup winning captain in the form of Eoin Morgan in their ranks. They retained Pat Cummins’ services despite struggling last season and the hefty price tag that comes with him. One surprise release for me is that of Tom Banton. The rising star impressed me last season, and I believe another franchise in the auction will likely snap him up.
Chennai Super Kings
The Super Kings have backed their legendary icon MS Dhoni to lead the Super Kings once more. Dhoni had an abysmal season last year and received heavy criticism from the media. They have also retained Jadeja and Thakur for the upcoming season. Harbhajan Singh broke the news of his department on Twitter. He leaves alongside Jadhav, Chawla, Vijay, Singh, and Shane Watson, who has retired.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The challengers retained 12 players, but Bangalore’s most significant news was that they were releasing Ali, Finch, and Udana. Their Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson, later explained that they had to make some tough decisions this year and perhaps the most challenging decision was the release of T20 superstar Aaron Finch.
Jason Roy and Alex Carey were probably the two biggest names released by the Capitals. Following them out, the door is Keemo Paul, Lamichhane, Deshpande, and Sharma. They have released a good mix of players, so it is clear to see that they will be trying to improve their all-round game next season. They have retained Rahane, Mishra, Dhawan, and last season’s leading wicket-taker Kagiso Rabada.
The Royals have released their captain Steve Smith and Tom Curran, who is the other big name to be shown the exit door. They have retained English trio Stokes, Archer, and Buttler as well as David Miller and Robin Uthappa. The Royals are seeking an entirely new direction this year, and with Kumar Sangakkara as the team director, they will be confident that they can improve on last season’s showing.
The IPL auction is likely to occur on the 16th of February and is set to be one of the most exciting auctions yet.
We had a fantastic edition of IPL last season, and the great news for fans is that the 2021 edition is not too far away. Last season of the Indian Premier League was undoubtedly its most exciting edition since the tournament’s conception. Not only a lot of cricket records were broken, but also the fans were kept heavily entertained throughout the season. We had a fantastic tournament last season, which was eventually won by the Mumbai Indians and we expect the same again. IPL team list 2021 is placed above.