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IPL 2021 Players Retention Updates: Big Names Dropped as Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga Face the Axe

IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: The list of foreign players retained includes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer. All three English players performed well for the Royals in the last tournament. Jofra Archer was the top wicket-taker for the Royals in the 2020 edition with 20 wickets while Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes have also contributed in Rajasthan Royals' important wins in recent past. In addition to the English trio, David Miller and Andrew Tye have also been retained.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Meanwhile, IPL 2021 auctions are set to take place in February and the teams are already starting out to name the players who will be retained this year, and who will go under the hammer. While there are some prominent names that have been released by the squads, once again the focus is on youngsters, that the teams are eyeing. One of them is Kashmir's 19-year-old pacer Mujtaba Yousuf, who has been called by the Mumbai Indians for trials, after his impressive show in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

The pacer bagged five wickets in four matches in the tournament and as per reports, the latter has already moved to Mumbai to prepare for his trials. Also, it was reported that scouts from various teams were present in Bengaluru to spot talent, and that is when Mujtaba's name surfaced.


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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: The list of foreign players retained includes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer. All three English players performed well for the Royals in the last tournament. Jofra Archer was the top wicket-taker for the Royals in the 2020 edition with 20 wickets while Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes have also contributed in Rajasthan Royals' important wins in recent past. In addition to the English trio, David Miller and Andrew Tye have also been retained.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake was one of the five players released by Sunrisers Hyderbad, ahead of IPL 2021 auctions. It is noteworthy that he has been with the franchise for the last five years, but played his last game back in 2018. Apart from that SRH, pretty much retained the core of the team, with the side consistently performing well over the years. David Warner will once again lead them.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday announced Sanju Samson as the new skipper for the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Australia batsman Steve Smith, who failed to make an impact with bat and captaincy, has been released. RR, who finished last in the 2020 edition released eight players.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Meanwhile India's Gabba hero Rishabh Pant has been retained in Delhi franchise. He also became the top-ranked wicket-keeper batsman in the world after his sensational series-winning 89-run knock in the Brisbane match pushed him to a career-best 13th spot in the ICC Test batting rankings, issued on Wednesday.

19:16 (IST)

IPL 2021 auctions are set to take place in February and the teams are already starting out to name the players who will be retained this year, and who will go under the hammer. While there are some prominent names that have been released by the squads, once again the focus is on youngsters, that the teams are eyeing. One of them is Kashmir's 19-year-old pacer Mujtaba Yousuf, who has been called by the Mumbai Indians for trials, after his impressive show in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

19:10 (IST)

A quick update from KKR:

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Matches: 122

Wickets:170

Best: 5/13.

In a big move, Mumbai Indians have released Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga. During his stint, he became synonymous with the franchise and the fans loved him for his amazing bowling action and of course for his hairstyle. An era comes to an end.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Meanwhile Sri Lanka's ace bowler Lasith Malinga has been released from Mumbai Indians. He refused to tour UAE amid the pandemic when IPL was played last year.

18:47 (IST)

Shikhar Dhawan will continue to open for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022. He has been retained by the franchise.

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18:45 (IST)

Meanwhile a quick look at the players retained at Delhi Capitals: Dhawan, Shaw, Rahane, Pant, Iyer, Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant, Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Rabada, Nortje, Stoinis, Hetmyer, Woakes & Sams

18:35 (IST)

Sanju Samson is the new skipper of RR for IPL 2021.

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18:34 (IST)

IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Delhi Capitals have released: 1. Keemo Paul 2. Sandeep Lamichhane 3. Alex Carey 4. Jason Roy. Meanwhile the Indian players released: Mohit Sharma and Tushar Deshoande.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Here is a statement from RR CEO Manoj Badale: "Sanju is at the start of his journey as a leader - and Kumar Sangakkara is joining as a director of cricket. He's understated and is a very, very strong individual. [Being a] Wicketkeeper is a great position to captain the team."

 

18:16 (IST)

IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: In a bold move Rajasthan Royals have named Sanju Samson as their skipper for 2021 season, also joining the setup is former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara. He has been named Team Director.

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And the news from Hyderabad......
 

17:57 (IST)

IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Jimmy Neesham & Karun Nair....players who are released from Punjab.

17:53 (IST)

IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: One of the biggest mainstays in T20 Cricket. Glenn Maxwell has been released from KXIP. The Aussie had a horrendous season in Abu Dhabi accounting for just 108 runs in 13 matches.

17:43 (IST)

Steve Smith will no longer play for RR. This is how the franchise conveyed the news to their fans.

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IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Meanwhile the news from RCB is coming and that is grim for the Aussie ODI skipper. Aaron Finch has been released by the franchise. Alongside him, South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has also been shown the door.

IPL 2021 Players Retention Updates: Big Names Dropped as Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga Face the Axe

IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: The list of foreign players retained includes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer. All three English players performed well for the Royals in the last tournament. Jofra Archer was the top wicket-taker for the Royals in the 2020 edition with 20 wickets while Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes have also contributed in Rajasthan Royals' important wins in recent past. In addition to the English trio, David Miller and Andrew Tye have also been retained.


Preview: As the auction ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) gets closer, franchises looking to retain players have been given till January 20 to complete the process. Indian players without a contract but who wish to be a part of the auction will need to fill the player auction agreement and submit it online on February 4 by 5 pm. IPL COO and interim BCCI CEO Hemang Amin sent an email to state associations explaining the process through which an Indian player - whether capped or uncapped - must register to participate in the 2021 edition of the league. The process isn’t applicable for players with a contract or who may get an extension prior to the auction.

"When the above registration is initiated by the state association, it will generate an email to the player with their login details so they can complete the registration process. Once registered, in order to express their interest in playing in the IPL 2021, the player should login to the online registration system," read the mail. "They will be required to complete all the fields and download and complete the IPL 2021 Player Auction Agreement. Once completed, the agreement must be uploaded back to the online registration system and the original sent or delivered to their respective state association. Please note physical signature of player is required on original auction agreement." Amin also made it clear that the BCCI will not be dealing with any player agent or manager and all dealings will be done with the state bodies.

"Please note that, at this stage of the process, BCCI will only deal directly with the state associations and at no time will have any communication with player agents or managers. Any failure by a player to abide by this will (unless BCCI in its sole discretion decides otherwise) result in the player’s name being withdrawn with immediate effect from the IPL 2021 Auction Register and/or IPL 2021 Auction List (as appropriate)," he explained. "An Indian U19 player may only register for the IPL 2021 Player Auction if the player is registered as a player with a State Association and has played in at least one match in either First Class cricket or List A cricket. For the 2021 Season, a U19 player is one who was born on or after 1 April 2002," the mail said. "Any uncapped player who has retired from domestic cricket, can only submit his auction agreement for player registration after getting written approval from BCCI." The IPL auction is expected to be held in the second week of February whereas the tournament will take place in it's usual March-April calendar slot.

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