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IPL 2021 Players Retention: Kolkata Knight Riders, Chris Green Amongst Only 5 Players Released

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have released just five players including Chris Green and Tom Banton. Green is an off-spinner and a bowling all-rounder from Australia and has played 104 T20 matches. Banton, a wicket-keeper batsman, has represented England in 6 ODIs and 9 T20Is.

IPL 2021 Players Retention: Kolkata Knight Riders, Chris Green Amongst Only 5 Players Released

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have released just five players including Chris Green and Tom Banton. Green is an off-spinner and a bowling all-rounder from Australia and has played 104 T20 matches. Banton, a wicket-keeper batsman, has represented England in 6 ODIs and 9 T20Is.

KKR will be led by Eoin Morgan and have the likes of Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine and Shubman Gill amongst their ranks. they would be hoping for a better performance from Gill after his magnificent show in Australia. Although he scored a lot of runs, Gill's strike rate of 117.96 as an opener was on the lower side in IPL 2020.

Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Ali Khan, Tim Seifert

Released players: M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Tom Banton



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking