Shakib Al Hasan claimed four wickets for eight runs in his international comeback to set up an easy six-wicket victory for Bangladesh over West Indies in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Wednesday
Lasith Malinga had made up his mind that he won't be playing any franchise cricket and that is the reason Mumbai Indians had to force themselves to release one of their biggest icons ahead of the IPL auctions 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have released a total of 10 players which includes 5 from overseas ahead of the auctions next month. Virat Kohli will lead the team which will be without the services of Dale Steyn, one of the most economical bowlers in the tournament's history who has skipped the coveted league this season.
Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in IPL history with 5 titles have released a number of their overseas players ahead of the auction next month. As expected the list includes Mitchell McCleneghan who did not get a game in this year's edition. The biggest name released is of the Sri Lankan speedster, Lasith Malinga - the highest wicket taker in the coveted league's history.
Chennai Super Kings, the second most successful franchise in the history of the IPL, have released six players from their squad ahead of the auction in February. They have retained all the overseas players with the exception of Shane Watson who retired from all forms of cricket last season.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have released just five players including Chris Green and Tom Banton. Green is an off-spinner and a bowling all-rounder from Australia and has played 104 T20 matches. Banton, a wicket-keeper batsman, has represented England in 6 ODIs and 9 T20Is.
Here is a complete list of players that have been retained and released by the eight franchises.
Among those doomsayers was former England captain Michael Vaughan, who predicted that there was no chance that India would recover from that loss and would go on to lose the series 4-nil.
While Indians are obviously overjoyed, our neighbour and cricket rival, Pakistan, has also shown immense support and appreciation for the Men in Blue.
Jadeja recalled a conversation with the youngsterwhen another player was picked ahead of Pant in the domestic game.
Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake was one of the five players released by Sunrisers Hyderbad, ahead of IPL 2021 auctions. It is noteworthy that he has been with the franchise for the last five years, but played his last game back in 2018. Apart from that SRH, pretty much retained the core of the team, with the side consistently performing well over the years. David Warner will once again lead them.
Delhi Capitals, who reached the Indian Premier League 2020 final, have retained batsman Prithvi Shaw despite the unproductive season he had in 2020 and followed it with an equally poor outing in Australia. The Delhi-based franchise has retained a total of 19 players which includes six overseas players.