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IPL 2021: Royals get new skipper, full list of released players

Jan 20, 2021 20:07 IST

Rajasthan Royals will have a new captain in the 14th edition of the IPL season, as the franchise decided to release Steve Smith. Sanju Samson will now lead the team.

Despite Suresh Raina's shocking departure from last year's IPL, he will remain a part of the Chennai Super Kings' team which will be led by MS Dhoni. CSK, however, released Harbhajan Singh, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, and Piyush Chawla. 

Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Banglore released a total of 10 players including Aaron Finch, Chris Morris and Moeen Ali. 

Kings XI Punjab who retained their star performer Chris Gayle, have released 7 players, which include Glen Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham. 

While Kolkata Knight Riders retained Eoin Morgan, the franchise released Tom Banton along with 4 other players.

Sunrisers Hyderabad too retained most of their players, releasing just 5 team members.

Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians who played in the finals of the Indian Premier League's last season have not made many changes to their squad. 

While DC released 5 players including Jason Roy, Mumbai Indians released Lasith Malinga who did not play the IPL 13.

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