KP, Steyn among players released by IPL teams
Kevin Pietersen and Dale Steyn were among the high profile names that were released by their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises as the first trading window closed on Thursday.
Pietersen missed the last season's entire competition due to a shoulder injury, but will be among the sought after players when the auction takes place in Bangalore on 6 February.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and Yuvraj Singh, who was recently recalled to India T20 squad, were both cut from the Delhi Daredevils squad.
List of players retained and released
Retained: Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Albie Morkel, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock, Travis Head
Released: Yuvraj Singh, CM Gautam, Domnic Muthuswami, Jaydev Unadkat, KK Jiyaz, Srikar Bharat, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Gurinder Sandhu, Marcus Stoinis
Kings XI Punjab
Retained: Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manan Vohra, M Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh
Released: Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Golwalkar, George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Beuran Hendricks
Retained: Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Marchant de Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan
Released: Aditya Tare, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ben Hilfenhaus, Colin Munro, Josh Hazlewood
Retained: Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Trent Boult
Released: Chama Milind, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Laxmi Shukla, Praveen Kumar, Padmanabhan Prasanth, Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained: Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav (transfer), Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, S Aravind, Varun Aaron, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Adam Milne, Chris Gayle, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc
Released: Vijay Zol, Ashok Dinda, Dinesh Karthik, Iqbal Abdullah, Jalaj Saxena, Manvinder Bisla, Sandeep Warrier, Shishir Bhavane, S Badrinath, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Darren Sammy, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Abbott
Kolkata Knight Riders
Retained: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine
Released: Veer Pratap Singh, Aditya Garhwal, KC Cariappa, Sumit Narwal, Vaibhav Rawal, Pat Cummins, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha
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