IPL 2021 Auction: Retain and Release players list of KXIP

Retain and Release players list of KXIP

Retain and Release players list of KXIP (Pic Source : Twitter)

KXIP was one of those team in the IPL-2020 who lost with margins. There few matches with Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders were lost by few margin which affected them at the last. It was a miserable season for them as a roller-coaster ride. The team ended their season with 6 wins out of 14 matches and were placed at 6th spot.

The first half of the tournament was awful for them as they won only one match out of seven whereas the next half was the best among other teams as they won 5 wins from 7 matches still the net run rate and the do or die situation in the last games made them out of the tournament.

Only factor with which Punjab could be happy is with KL Rahul’s outstanding performance with bat and as a captain also. He was also awarded as the Orange Cap Holder of IPL-2020.

With disastrous performance by big names like Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, K.Gowtham, Chris Jordan might be released from the squad.

With this year’s auction, the franchise should go with better middle order attack and bowling unit as this was the major breakthrough for the team in the concluded season which made more pressure on other players. With the release of these players, franchise can bid more on few talented players to strengthen the team. Players like Mitchell Starc, Ben Cutting can be in the contention list of this year.

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Punjab might retain players like KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, Nicholas Pooran and Ravi Bishnoi.

Retain players list of Punjab

Rahul, Gayle, Pooran, Shami, Jordan, Mandy, Mayank, Bishnoi, Prabhsimran, Hooda, Sarfaraz, Arshdeep, M Ashwin, Nalkande, Porel & Harpreet

Release players list of KXIP

Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mueeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen and Karun Nair.

Kings XI will have a fat auction purse: INR 53 crore

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