Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have announced the list of retained players ahead of IPL 2021. The franchise has parted ways with Tom Banton after just one season while retaining most of their core players.
Along with Banton, KKR have also released Chris Green, Siddhesh Lad and Harry Gurney.
The young contingent comprising Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill has also been retained. Pat Cummins and last season's find, Varun Chakravarthy, are also in the retained list. KKR have now INR 10.85 crores remaining in their purse.
Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier.
Released players: Tom Banton, Chris Green, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, M Siddharth, Harry Gurney