IPL 2020 has almost come to an end. We are just one match away from knowing which team would lift the trophy this season. The 13th edition of the IPL has seen many match winners who have won matches for their respective franchises. IPL 2020 has seen many big and expensive players fail. This might result in their respective teams releasing them in the the 2021 IPL auctions. Today we shall be taking a look at 3 expensive player who will be released by their respective teams ahead of IPL 2021.
1) Manish Pandey:
He was the first Indian player to score a 100 in IPL. He has played 146 IPL games and has scored 3268 runs at an average of 29. He has been a regular for Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2018. SRH got him in the 2018 IPL auctions for a whooping 11 Crore. Manish Pandey blew hot and cold in this edition’s IPL. He scored 425 runs at an average and strike rate of 32 and 127 respectively. Despite having decent numbers SRH might just let him go as they would be needing a large purse going into the next auctions and releasing him might be their only way out.
2) Sunil Narine:
Sunil Narine has been synonymous with KKR for quite a while now. He has been a KKR legend and it is safe to call him one of IPL’s greatest bowling all-rounder of all time. He has won the “MVP” award twice, once in 2012 and the other in 2018. Narine had an ordinary IPL 2020 and had a batting average and strike rate of 13 and 142 respectively. He was ordinary with the ball as well and managed to pick just 5 wickets in 10 games at an economy rate of 7.92. The fact that he was retained by KKR in 2018 for 8.5 Crore would tempt the KKR management to release him ahead of IPL 2021.
Maxwell has played 80 matches and has scored just 1505 runs at an average of 22. He had a forgettable IPL 2020 as well. He scored just 108 runs this season at an average of 15. It is safe to call him one of the worst performers of IPL 2020. KXIP went all out for him in the IPL 2020 auctions and got him for 10.75 Crore. Releasing him would be a no brainer as he failed to justify his price tag. Glenn Maxwell has consistently failed in the biggest T20 league in the world and even a miracle wouldn’t be enough to see KXIP retaining him.