IPL 2021 Players Retention Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Release Captain Steve Smith | Cricket News

IPL 2021 Retention: Rajasthan Royals have released Steve Smith from their squad ahead of next auction.© BCCI/IPL

Rajasthan Royals have released Steve Smith ahead of IPL 2021, with all the eight franchises set to soon announce the list of players they have retained ahead of the next auction, scheduled to be held next month. Ahead of the retention, Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to announce that his contract with the three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings has ended. News agency ANI reported that CSK have retained their star all-rounder Suresh Raina while the likes of Kedar Jadhav and Piyush Chawla are set to be left out. Both Jadhav and Chawla failed in the 13th edition of the T20 tournament, which was held in the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian Premier League 2021 Player Retention Live Updates


  • 17:53 (IST)

    CSK set to release their list of players retained, released soon

    CSK are set to release their final list of players retained, released soon as evident from their tweet. What will the squad finally look like? That will be the question as we inch closer.

  • 17:51 (IST)

    Would be brilliant if we could keep everyone together: Eoin Morgan

    KKR skipper Eoin Morgan has expressed his desire to retain the core of the franchise, which indicates that the team might not for any major releases ahead of IPL 2021.

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Moeen Ali, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris amongst the big names as RCB release 10 players

    RCB have released Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Pavan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Umesh Yadav from their squad for IPL 2021. The franchise has retained 12 players.

  • 17:24 (IST)

    Aakash Chopra believes that RR need a new skipper in IPL 2021

    Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that Rajasthan Royals (RR) should enter IPL 2021 under the leadership of a new skipper. Australian batsman Steve Smith is the current captain of the Rajasthan-based franchise.

  • 17:16 (IST)

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL Retention 2021. All eight franchises will be eyeing to get the perfect combination ahead of the next players’ auction.