IPL 2021: Big players who could be released on ‘Retention Day’


India is still on a high, a day after probably one of their greatest Test series wins — 2-1 win over Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy — but now the focus shifts to Indian Premier League (IPL) for a day ahead of the England series. Ahead of the IPL mini-auction on February 11, the last date of player retention for the eight franchises is Wednesday (February 20).

The heroes of India’s triumph like Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar and T. Natarajan are going to prized assets for their franchises and are unlikely to be put back into the auction pool. However, there is strong speculation that some top players like Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, Glenn Maxwell, Kedar Jadhav, etc might not be retained by their respective teams