Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Indian captain Virat Kohli, has released South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris and Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The franchisee informed about it on Wednesday.
RCB has also released India’s all-rounder Shivam Dube, Sri Lankan fast bowler Isuru Udana and England all-rounder Moeen Ali. Veteran South African fast bowler Dale Steyn had decided to keep himself out of the IPL while being included in the list of released players.
Among those retained include opener Devdutt Padikkal, who scored 473 runs last season. Bangalore also retained Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj, AB de Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal in the squad.
Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Jampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Joshua Philippe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande.
Released Players: Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel.