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RCB release Aaron Finch, Chris Morris ahead of IPL 2021, retain 12 players

RCB have retained 12 players while releasing nine players which includes Aaron Finch and Chris Morris.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 20, 2021 19:22 IST
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Chris Morris

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday released announced their retention list for the impending IPL 2021 season. RCB have retained 12 players while releasing nine players which includes Aaron Finch and Chris Morris. 

RCB have released the most number of players this season - 10 - four which were acquired last season. Finch played 12 matches last season, scoring 268 runs with just one half-century score. Morris played nine games picking 11 wickets and had bolstered RCB's death-over bowling although he frittered away towards the fag-end. Another death-bowling option released by RCB is Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana, who picked eight wickets in 10 games at 35.25. Moeen Ali too has been released, who managed to bag just three games scoring 12 runs and picking one wicket. 

RCB had finished fourth last season with 14 points from as many games. They have been now left with a purse of 35.7 crore ahead of the IPL 2021 auction which will takje place next month and will looking at a back-up opening option along with a few death-bowling options. 

Released players

Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann, Parthiv Patel

Retained players
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande

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