Sunrisers Hyderabad released only five players and retained their core ahead of the IPL 2021 players auctions. The 2016 IPL champions released two overseas players in Billy Stanlake and Fabian Allan while the other three were domestic players. David Warner retained his captaincy after leading SRH to qualifier 2 last season while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been struggling with injuries for the past two years was also retained. IPL 2021: Full List of Players Released and Retained Ahead of Indian Premier League Season 14 Auction.

As the celebrations of India’s heroic Test series win in Australia subsides, the focus shifts to the Indian Premier League (IPL) where all eight franchises have released their full list of retained and released players. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have retained captain David Warner, Kane Williamson for the next season of the IPL. The decision to retain and release players were taken based on the performances of IPL 2020. Here we take a look at the full list of retained and released players by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2021 season. IPL 2021 Auctions Live News Update.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Release Full List of Retained Players

Despite injuries to key players, Sunrisers Hyderabad reached the qualifiers last year finishing third in the IPL 2020 points table. They beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator to reach qualifier 2 where they lost to Delhi Capitals. They had lost pacer and vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar to injury but made great use of squad depth to the reach the semi-finals last year. Rishabh Pant Achieves Career Best Position in ICC Test Batting Rankings, Virat Kohli Drops down to Fourth Spot.

List of Released Players: Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep and Y Prithvi Raj.

List of Retained Players:  Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Abdul Samad, Shreevats Goswami, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Virat Singh, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Siddharth Kaul, Priyam Garg, David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow.

IPL 2021, is expected to start in the final week of March following the conclusion of India vs England bilateral series. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions and also the most successful franchise in the history of the tournament with five titles to their name. SRH, who clinched the title in 2016, will be aiming for their second IPL trophy when the next season kicks-off.

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