Indian Premier League is a professional T20 cricket league and annual domestic cricket event that is celebrated by the Indians, nothing less than a devout. The tournament contested between eight teams representing different parts of India. IPL 2021 Teams and Players list has been announced, followed by the IPL Schedule 2021 to begin in April 2021.
Indian Premier League is commonly known as IPL or Vivo IPL for its sponsorship reasons. Mumbai Indians (MI) is the most successful team that won three IPL titles four times and defending champion of the IPL 2019. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have won three titles, of which two consecutive what makes it the second team with most titles.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won three titles while Rajasthan Royal (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have a single title. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is the only team in the IPL who didn’t win a single title.
IPL Teams Squads
All teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have announced their squad ahead of the forthcoming IPL 13 season. ClubsTeams have retained the number of players, and some of them have released. VIVO IPL 2021 Players Contract announced as a total of 127 players, including 35 foreign cricketers maintained by eight teams. IPLAuction 2021 hosted by Kolkata in December last year.
Kings XI Punjab has spent the highest salary cap with (INR 42.70 Cr) in VIVO IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained the most number of players in this season, with 12 including six overseas. Chennai Super Kings have marked the largest squad size with 20 players. SunRisers Hyderabad has released five players from their previous squad.
The Indian Premier League is still a few months away to begin IPL 2021 season, but the franchises have finalized their squad. Five teams have shared the player’s transfer units. Delhi Capital, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Mumbai Indians have swapped players. Royal Challengers Bangalore has the most number of replacements in the squad 11 players released.
IPL Teams 2021
The following eight teams are the contestants for IPL 13 season.
- Mumbai Indians
- Chennai Super Kings
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Delhi Capital
- Kings XI Punjab
- Rajasthan Royals
- SunRisers Hyderabad
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
The four-times champion Mumbai Indians Squad have released ten players from their IPL 2019 MI squad. Few new players included in the team while some exchanged with other organizations. Mayank marked, and Siddhesh Lad exchanged or traded by MI with Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mayank Markande has played two seasons of Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians during IPL 2018 and 2019. He has been outstanding with his bowling and took 16 wickets out of 17 games with his best bowling figure of 4 wickets.
Sherfane Rutherford has played five seasons of Indian Premier League since his debut in the IPL 2015 for Mumbai Indians. He returned to Mumbai Indians squad 2019, and he struck a big deal this year surpassing the IPL salary INR 2 Crore with Delhi Capitals last year. The young lad didn’t have an unlucky IPL 2019 season as he only scored 73 runs from 7 matches.
Boult made his debut in the IPL 2014 for Mumbai Indians and now returned to the squad for the IPL 2021. Trent Boult is another excellent pick by Mumbai Indians who earlier played two seasons of IPL 2018 and 2019 for Delhi Capitals. Boult has remarkable IPL Stats as he picked up 38 wickets in 33 matches with an average of 29.47 runs.
Dhawal Kulkarni made his debut in the Indian Premier League since the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008. He represented Mumbai Indians in the first five seasons from IPL 2008-2013. Dhawal Kulkarni has played for Rajasthan Royals and Gujrat Lion but now returned to MI squad IPL 2021.
|Category||Mumbai Indians Team Squads 2021|
|Retained||Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy. Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga. Mitchell McClenaghan, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar|
|Released||Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks. Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Yuvraj Singh, Rasikh Dar|
|New||Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sherfane Rutherford, Dhawal Kulkarni|
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings have released only five players from CSK 2021 Squad. The released players include Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Sam Billings, and David Willey. The franchise has retained the most number of players as compared to any other team in the IPL teams list. Chaitanya Bishnoi to join Kings XI Punjab squad for IPL 2021.
Dhruv Shorey made his debut in the Indian Premier League 2018 for CSK and played only two seasons for the team. Shorey isn’t picked up by any organization for IPL 2021, according to the IPL Players Auction. Sam Billings two season for CSK and became part of Chennai Super Kings squad along with Dhruv Shorey and now hasn’t picked up by any team.
Mohit Sharma has joined the Delhi Capitals squad for this year as part of inter-team transfers. Mohit made his debut in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab and played two seasons for his team. During IPL 2018, he picked by CSK and now released to join the DC squad. David Willey’s same came as Dhruv Shorey and Sam Billings published by CSK after playing two seasons and didn’t pick up by any other team.
|Category||Chennai Super Kings Squad 2021|
|Retained||MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu. Narayan Jagadeeshan, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar. Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif. Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo.|
|Released||Scott Kuggeleijnm, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, David Willey, and Sam Billings|
|New||Ravi Srinivasan Sai Kishore, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Piyush Chawala|
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad has made few changes in their IPL 2021 squad by releasing, retaining, and recruiting new players. KKR has released ten players from the previous season. That’s the second most replacements by any team after Rajasthan Royals 11. Kolkata Knight Riders have brought new players in their squad, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Chris Lynn, and Piyush Chawala are the major release what KKR made this year.
Chris Lynn has played six seasons consecutively for Kolkata Knight Riders since his debut in the Indian Premier League 2014. Lynn joined the Delhi Capital 2021 squad after the release from KKR, although the franchise has retained him for six years. This is the very first time that Chris Lynn is played for any other team of IPL since his debut.
Kolkata Knight Riders have retained 13 players, nine new players, and ten players released. KKR brought back T20 specialist Eoin Morgan for INR 5.5 Crore. Tom Banton to make his debut in the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders, who had fantastic English County Season. Tom is currently playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League 2021. Siddesh Lad traded in by the franchise in a mutual player transfers contract between all franchises.
Kolkata Knight Riders picked up Pat Cummins, the most expensive player of the IPL Auction 2021 for INR 15.5 Crore. In other new players, young Australian pacer Chris Green who will make his debut in the Indian Premier League this year. Three local players are the latest pick for KKR, including Varun Chakravarthy, Pravin Tambe, and Nikhil Naik.
|Category||Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2021|
|Retained||Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi.Siddhesh Lad|
|Released||Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Srikant Munde, Yarra Prithviraj, Anrich Nortje.Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa|
|New||Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Pravin Tambe, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, M Siddhartha|
IPL 2021 Teams and Players List – Delhi Capitals Squad have exchanged players with Rajasthan Royals. DC has the highest inter teams players transfer rate and offloaded the highest number of players out to all the other franchises of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capital has released Rahul Tewatia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Trent Boult, and Sherfane Rutherford this season.
Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin joined the Kings XI Punjab squad from the DC squad IPL 2019. Kings XI Punjab, who failed to make to make their way to the IPL playoffs in the last two consecutive seasons, haven’t done well. Ravichandran Ashwin named in the Kings XI Punjab for his IPL stats on the board. He was the part of the Chennai Super Kings squad in the early year’s team won the IPL title.
Ajinkya Rahane made his debut in the Indian Premier League 2011 season and played for the same team till eight consecutively. Rahane has played for Chennai Super Kings under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and holds the record of two centuries and 27 half-centuries in his IPL career.
|Category||Delhi Capitals Squad 2021|
|Retained||Shikhar Dhawan, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, and Keemo Paul|
|Released||Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, and Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh|
|New||Mayank Markande, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane|
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab Squad swapped Ravichandran Ashwin and Ankit Rajput with Jagadeepsha Suchith and Krisnappa Gowtham for the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Gowtham IPL price is dramatically increased from his base price of INR 2 million to INR 60.2 million this year. Gowtham has played only two seasons of the Indian Premier League so far. He has 12 wickets in eleven games during the IPL 2019.
Suchith acquisition or replacement with Ashwin by KXIP squad, he is the best all-rounder. He is a leg-spin bowler and lower-order batsman from Karnataka. Suchith has the base price of IRN 2 million and the replacement of Harsh Patel by Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019. Suchith have played just one game last year for DC and scored six runs and picked up two wickets.
Glenn Maxwell back to KXIP, who has already played for the team for four years and retained by the KXIP. He played the first season IPL 2014 for Kings XI Punjab and represented till IPL 2017. Jimmy Neesham to play for Kings XI Punjab for the very first time. Except for these two essential inclusions, Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Jordan are the new players in the KXIP squad.
|Category||Kings XI Punjab Squad 2021|
|Retained||KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, and Murugan Ashwin.Mujeeb your Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan|
|Released||Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matthew Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Yarra Prithviraj, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe|
|New||Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Prabhsimran Singh. Chris Jordan, Tanjinder Dhillon, Ravi Bishnoi, Ishan Porel, Sheldon Cottrell.|
IPL 2021 Teams and Players List – Rajasthan Royals Squad usually makes less transfer or swap players with other teams. RR has transferred three players from their IPL 2019 squad bring three new faces to their squad for the upcoming cricket season. Rajasthan Royals swapped three players Krishnappa Gowtham, Ajinkya Rahane, and Dhawal Kulkarni in the replacement of Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajput and Rahul Tewatia.
Rajasthan Royals traded Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals from the RR 2019 team squad. Rahul Tewatia to join RR squad for the upcoming IPL 2021 season, who returned to the team he started his journey. Tewatia made his debut for Rajasthan Royals for base price INR 1 million during IPL 2014 and now joined the same team. He played three seasons for KXIP and two seasons for DC, respectively.
Ankit Rajpoot swapped with Krishnappa Gowtham for the Rajasthan Royals, who have a great bowling spell since his debut. He picked up 22 wickets in 23 matches, so for with his outstanding 5/14 bowling spell in IPL 2018. He is the only uncapped player for the Orange cap award despite his fifer in the first tournament.
|Category||Rajasthan Royals Squad 2021|
|Retained||Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra.Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron,|
|Released||Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone. Prashant Chopra, Shubham Ranjane, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Sudheshan Midhun|
|New||Yashasvi Jaiswal, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat|
IPL 2021 Teams and Players List – SunRisers Hyderabad Squad has the most number of retained players 18 and the least amount of released and the addition of the players. SRH team spent over $2.4 million or INR 17 Crore as the salary cap for the IPL Auction 2021. The team has released just five players and bought in 7 seven players for the next season of the Indian Premier League.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead SunRisers Squad for IPL 13. The team has retained David Warner, who is a regular member of the SRH squad since IPL 2014. David Warner played the first four seasons of the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils. He will play the 7th season SunRisers Hyderabad and have won several games for his team.
SRH is the only team that makes the least number of changes in their squad since their debut in IPL 2012. Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Mohammad Nabi, and Manish Pandey are the regular members of the SRH squad. The team has released some Shakib Al Hasan who is banned from international cricket for alleged spot-fixing.
SRH has released Yusuf Pathan, Ricky Bhui, Martin Guptil, and Deepak Hooda. The released players have hardly found their way to other franchises as young talent creeping in the replacement of players. SRH bought Virat Singh, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav, Priyam Garg, and Bavanka Sandeep from the local player’s category. Fabien Allen and Mitchell Marsh are the foreign new recruitments for the SRH IPL 2021 Squad.
|Category||Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad 2021|
|Retained||David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish PandeyAbhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed. Thangarasu Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman SahaMohammad Nabi. Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami|
|Released||Ricky Bhui and Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill|
|New||Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep|
Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2021 Teams and Players List – The Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad has retained 13 players, eight new players and released eleven. RCB made several essential changes in their squad by bringing back half of the team and releasing 11 players. The team retained players includes some famous names of the international cricket world such as Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, and AB de Villiers.
RCB retention list consists of some local players such as Mohammad Siraj, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, a long-time fellow, and Washington Sundar. Royal Challengers Bangalore have brought back some of the key players such as Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Chris Morris, Josh Philippe, and Dale Steyn, where Finch is the part of the Indian Premier League since his debut in IPL 2010 for Rajasthan Royals.
He has represented Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune SuperGiants, SunRisers Hyderabad, and Mumbai Indians. He played the last two seasons for Kings XI Punjab and now bought by RCB for the upcoming cricket season. The franchise has released Marcus Stoinis, Tim Southee, Shimron Hetmyer, and Colin de Grandhomme.
Except for these prominent names of cricket, RCB has released Nathan Coulter-Nile and Heinrich Klaasen. Some of the released players like Colin de Grandhomme and Tim Southee have not been bought by any franchise this year.
|Category||Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2021|
|Retained||Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers. Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar. Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav|
|Released||Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Ray Barman, Milind Kumar.|
|New||Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Kane Richardson. Shahbaz Ahmed, Pawan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe|