Meanwhile, Suresh Raina, who left returned home from Dubai before the start of IPL 2020, was retained. Players that could be released. IPL 2021 player retention: Full list of players released & retained by teams IPL 2021: Here is the full list of players retained and released … Fifty-seven players have been released by eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of the 2021 auction, to be held next month. The tournament's opening ceremony was held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 7 April 2015. The evening of January 20 saw social media being flooded with the news of players being retained and released by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of the auction for the 2021 season. The tournament featured eight teams and was held from 8 April 2015 to 24 May 2015. Here is an explainer on the players that might be retained and released from the Chennai Super Kings franchise, the three-time champions of the IPL. In total, 139 players were retained by the eight franchises while 57 players were released from their current squads. IPL franchises made their retention list public as they released the list of players who will be retained for the IPL 2021. Mumbai Indians have let go of 8 players including Zaheer Khan, Michael Hussey, Pragyan Ojha and late-replacement, Praveen Kumar into the auctions pool for the 2015 edition of IPL. The window for the eight IPL franchises to retain players for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) closed on Wednesday (January 20). A number of big stars have been dropped including Steve Smith and Lasith Malinga. Many shocks and surprises unfolded before the eyes of cricket fans as some incredibly big names were shown the exit door by their respective franchises. When it comes to players to be released, Glenn Maxwell could be at the top of the list as he was the biggest flop of IPL 2020. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has released six players, including one overseas cricketer, ahead of IPL 2021 players' auction. The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League, abbreviated as IPL 8 or Pepsi IPL 2015, was the eighth season of the IPL, a Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. They include Mumbai Indians' fast bowling great Lasith Malinga, former Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Read more about IPL 2021 auction: Mumbai Indians' full list of retained, released players on Business Standard. It will make sense for MS Dhoni's team to release a few players and ensure that they get new blood in the side as they prepare for the mega-overhaul in 2022 with the IPL mega-auction. IPL 2021 IPL 2021 Player Retention: Here is the full list of players released and retained by teams. Rajasthan Royals made the biggest decision by not retaining captain Steve Smith and replacing him as skipper with young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson. In case, if you are eager to catch all the matches live online for free, then we recommend to check out the live IPL 2015 streaming channels list. Kedar Jadhav, who was trolled on social media after a poor show in IPL 2020, was among six players released by CSK. Though Delhi Daredevils is the team coming out with highest biding, let see the list of the players each team of IPL 2015 has roped in. The other players who could also be retained would be Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, J Suchith, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Darshan Nalkande. Meanwhile Sanju Samson has been named the skipper of Rajasthan Royals for upcoming IPL in 2021. 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