England’s Kevin Pietersen and South Africa’s Dale Steyn are among the big names released by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of the auction for the 2017 season.
King XI Punjab have let go of just four players which is a little surprising considering they finished at the bottom of the table last season.
Among those released by the Mohali-based franchise are Australia’s Mitchell Johnson and South Africa’s Kyle Abbott.Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad have surprisingly released England captain Eoin Morgan and New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult while Delhi Daredevils have let go of South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir.
Jos Buttler and Sam Billings retained by IPL franchises, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan and Chris Jordan released back into auction https://t.co/bnoIsPaPBT— Dean Wilson (@CricketMirror) December 19, 2016
Akhil Arvind Herwadkar
Mahipal LomrorGUJARAT LIONS Dale Steyn
Aksh Deep NathKINGS XI PUNJAB Mitchell Johnson
Farhaan BehardienKOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS Morne Morkel
Shaun TaitMUMBAI INDIANS Corey Anderson
Marchant De Lange
Kishore Pramod Kamath
Jerome TaylorRISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS Kevin Pietersen
Rudra Pratap Singh
George BaileyROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE Varun Aaron
Abu Nechim Ahmed
Chris JordanSUNRISERS HYDERABAD Karn Sharma