IPL 2021 players withdraw list: As like IPL 2020, many star players announced their unavailability for the IPL 2021 season owing to various reasons.
Players Withdraw from IPL 2021
In the previous edition of Indian Premier League(IPL) many players withdrawal from the IPL 2020 owing to various personal reasons. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, BCCI hosts the IPL 2020 in UAE following the strict bio-secure bubble condition.
Many International players who played the matches under biosecure condition expects a break and starts to skip many domestic and international matches. In that list, ahead of IPL 2021 Auction, many players announced their withdraw.
The wicket-keeper batsman was bought by the KKR for Rs 1 crore at the players’ auction last December. The 22-year-old, who played just two matches for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the two-month-long IPL last year, said he wants to play cricket and not warm the bench.
Notably, the English batsman Tom Banton has been released from the Brisbane Heat’s squad for BBL 10 after pulling out due to bubble fatigue.
“Growing up as a kid the IPL was a tournament that I absolutely loved watching. But I feel like I’m at a stage now where I need to be playing cricket instead of sitting on the bench,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
The South African speedster DFale Steyn who plays for RCB in the IPL 2020 has withdrawn from playing IPL 2021. The veteran bowler made the announcement on Twitter, saying that he doesn’t intend to play for any other franchise and the motive is to take some time away from cricket.
“Just a short message to let everyone know that I’ve made myself unavailable for RCB at this years IPL, I’m also not planning on playing for another team, just taking some time off during that period,” the tweet read. “Thank you to RCB for understanding. No, I’m not retired.”
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Just a short message to let everyone know that I’ve made myself unavailable for RCB at this years IPL, I’m also not planning on playing for another team, just taking some time off during that period.
Thank you to RCB for understanding.
No I’m not retired. 🤙
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 2, 2021
Mitchell Start is another popular name who did not register himself for IPL 2021 auction. The Australia pacer played for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2014 to 2016. With his dangerous yorkers and speed, he has managed to trouble batsmen in international cricket.
He became a key bowler for RCB in IPL 2015 edition, taking 20 wickets in 13 matches. He moved outside of RCB in 2017 to focus on an international career. In IPL 2018, the left-arm bowler was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 9.4 crore. But he was ruled out of the season due to injury.
Post the tournament, KKR released Mitchell Starc out of the squad. Speedster Starc has kept himself away from participating in the IPL tournaments since that time.
Joe Root, who scored a century in his 100th Test on the first day of the series against India, did not register for the second IPL in a row
With an experience of 139 ODIs and 32 T20Is so far, Joe Root has played a lot of cricket in the limited-overs format. However, he has not been part of a single IPL tournament so far, which is surprising.
Last week English skipper Joe Root made headlines when he admitted that he wants to play the IPL, but he cannot because of the hectic schedule.
“I am desperate to be part of an IPL season and hopefully a few more beyond,” Root said last week. “[But] with the amount of Test cricket in particular this year, it didn’t feel like it was the right time and I didn’t feel like I could throw all my energy into it, which I think it deserves.”
James Pattinson has been released by Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2021 mini auction. He was a part of the Mumbai Indians’ title-winning squad in 2020. The right-arm pacer in IPL 2020 and showcased a decent performance with 11 wickets in 10 matches. It is understood that he is taking a break after a long summer spent in lockdown bubbles.
Mushfiqur Rahim is another grand name who wished to move away from IPL 2021 auction. The 33-year-old Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman plays actively in Bangladesh Premier League – Bangladesh’s domestic T20 tournament.
He registered himself in IPL 2020 auction at a base price of 75 lakh but went unsold. This might be the reason why the experienced Bangladesh cricketer did not register for IPL 2021 auction. Hence, he will not be able to make a debut in the Indian Premier League in 2021 as well.
English pacer Mark Wood has withdrawn his name from the auction list just a few hours before IPL 2021 auction. According to a report in Cricbuzz, it is believed that Wood has opted out of the auction because he wants to spend time with his family. Wood was rested by England for the first two Tests against India at Chennai.
He had turned up for Chennai Super Kings in 2018, but played merely one match and conceded 49 runs. Last year, defending champions were contemplating getting Wood on board as Lasith Malinga’s replacement – but that did not happen as MI opted for James Pattinson instead.
Players who announced their IPL retirement are also included in the list of players who withdraw from the IPL 2021 season.
The Sri Lankan-born Yorker king Lasith Malinga announced retirement from franchise cricket after Mumbai Indians released him ahead of IPL 2021. Malinga, the highest wicket-taker in the IPL history, informed his decision to the Mumbai Indians management earlier this year.
“After discussing with family, I think now is the right time to retire from all franchise cricket,” Malinga said in the release.
Shane Watson announced his retirement from IPL which makes him retire from all forms of cricket. The Australian all-rounder announced his retirement from international cricket in 2016 and continued to play for CSK in IPL since 2018.
Shane Watson retired from IPL as one of its most decorated all-rounders. He scored 3,874 runs at an average of 30.99 with the help of 4 centuries and 21 fifties. With the ball, he picked up 92 wickets.
Ahead of his retirement Shane Watson is expected to include in the CSK support staff for IPL 2021.
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel announces his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday(09-12-2020).
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore faced criticism from former India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel as he believes he was released by the franchise despite having announced his retirement in December 2020.
Parthiv Patel moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018 and was tasked with the responsibility of opening the batting. The former Gujarat captain scored 526 runs in 20 matches but he did not get an opportunity to feature in the playing XI in IPL 2020 even as he travelled to the UAE with the rest of the squad.
Parthiv led Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 season of IPL. He played 204 T20 matches for his state and various IPL franchises and scored 4,300 runs at a strike rate of 123.84, with the help of 23 half-centuries.
Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a big blow after Mitchell Marsh informed that he will pull out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Under the latest IPL Covid-19 protocols, the 29-year-old Australian cricketer would have to undergo seven-day quarantine plus a 50-day bio-bubble, which he found too restrictive.
But according to the information coming in from Sunrisers Hyderabad camp, England opening batsman Jason Roy has been roped in by SRH as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh.
Due to personal reasons, Mitchell Marsh will be opting out of #IPL2021.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 31, 2021
Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe has pulled out of the IPL for personal reasons, prompting Royal Challengers Bangalore to sign uncapped New Zealander Finn Allen as a like-for-like replacement.
“Philippe has made himself unavailable for the upcoming season due to personal reasons,” RCB said in a statement.
“The RCB management is disappointed to lose a player of Josh’s caliber for this IPL season, but at the same time we fully understand, respect and support his decision of excluding himself from the tournament.”
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Josh Hazlewood has been pulled out of the IPL 2021 on April 1, 2021.
“It’s been a long 10 months in bubbles and quarantine at different times, so I decided to have a rest from cricket and spend some time at home and in Australia in the next two months. We’ve got a big winter ahead too. The West Indies is going to be a long tour, with Bangladesh T20 tour potentially thrown on the end of that,” cricket.com.au quoted Hazlewood as saying.
Exclusive: Josh Hazlewood has withdrawn from his #IPL stint with @ChennaiIPL & hopes to be playing the #SheffieldShield final in a fortnight | @samuelfez https://t.co/y9ZcYGH6li pic.twitter.com/d3fcALQPyv
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 31, 2021
“Then potentially the T20 World Cup leading into the Ashes, so it’s a big 12 months, as it always is with Australia, and I want to give myself the best chance to be mentally and physically ready for that. That’s the decision I’ve made, and it sits pretty well with me,” he added.
Hazlewood had played just three games for CSK in IPL 2020 and this year, he would have been competing with Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, and Dwayne Bravo for a spot in the playing XI.
Rajasthan Royals Ace pacer Jofra Archer is set to miss the entire IPL 2021 season owing to a finger surgery carried out recently as well as a longstanding elbow injury. The injury occurred to Archer during the match against India and expected to play half of the IPL matches.
“The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that England and Sussex bowler Jofra Archer will not play in the 2021 Indian Premier League,” said ECB.
Archer returned to bowling this week with higher intensity, and the ECB and Sussex medical teams will continue to monitor his progress.
Rajasthan Royals confirmed earlier this week that Ben Stokes has been ruled out of IPL 2021 with a finger injury. He had picked up the injury during the Royals’ IPL 2021 season-opening match against Punjab Kings in Mumbai on Monday.
The Royals had said earlier that Ben Stokes decided to stay with the former champions and motivate the rest of the team for the next few days.
However, the need for surgery has prompted an early departure from India. The ECB confirmed that Stokes will be out of competitive action for up to 3 months.
“England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after a repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that he has a fracture of his left index finger,” an ECB release said.
Liam Livingstone, the England and Rajasthan Royals batter, has opted to return home early from the IPL, citing “bubble fatigue” after spending much of the last ten months moving in and out of biosecure environments.
The Royals said that Livingstone had flown back to the UK before India was added to a “red list” of countries from which the arrivals need to undergo a mandatory ten-day quarantine period.
Rajasthan Royals informed that pacer Andrew Tye flew back to Australia due to personal reasons.
Tye is the fourth overseas player for the franchise to pull out of the IPL. Earlier, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer pulled out of the IPL due to injuries while Liam Livingstone flew back home due to bubble fatigue.
With this, Rajasthan are now left with only four overseas players. Tye did not play in any game of the season for Rajasthan.
AJ Tye flew back to Australia earlier today due to personal reasons. We will continue to offer any support he may need.#RoyalsFamily
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 25, 2021
One of the Ace players of Delhi Capitals Ravichandran Ashwin has announced his decision to withdraw from IPL 2021 citing the need to be with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ashwin announced the decision following Delhi Capitals’ victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai, which incidentally is his hometown.
I would be taking a break from this years IPL from tomorrow. My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times. I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals 🙏🙏
— Stay home stay safe! Take your vaccine🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 25, 2021
Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson
RCB players Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have decided to pull out of the ongoing IPL 2021 tournament amid personal reasons.
Richardson featured in one game in IPL 2021, Zampa hasn’t been able to make it to the eleven. While leg-spinner Zampa was bought for Rs 1.5 crore, RCB spent Rs 4 crore to buy pacer Richardson at the IPL players auction.
Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/NfzIOW5Pwl
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 26, 2021