Australia's Glenn Maxwell has been released by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after a disappointing last season in the UAE.
Tagged among flops of the IPL season in the UAE, Maxwell managed to score just 108 runs. He had a dismal average of 15.52 and a below-par strike rate of 101.88 in 13 games, ending his abysmal IPL 2020 campaign without hitting a single six.
Along with Maxwell, the Punjab outfit has also released Mujeeb Ur Rahman, K Gowtham, Jimmy Neesham and Sheldon Cottrell.
KXIP also decided to retain its core team of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Mohammed Shami. Veteran Chris Gayle, all-rounder Deepak Hooda and youngster Ravi Bishnoi have also been retained. Punjab now have a hefty purse of INR 53.2 crore.
Retained players: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel
Released players: Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mueeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair