1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, 41, has certainly aged like fine wine and his recent performance has been impressive as well. However, PBKS might not retain him keeping the future in mind.

 2. Suryakumar Yadav

Although the dashing batsman has done well in IPL, MI aren’t likely to retain him with many prominent players in the ranks.

    3. Ishan Kishan

Yadav’s MI teammate Ishan Kishan is also expected to face the axe due to the same reason. Hence, other franchises will have a chance to get him.

    4. Ravi Ashwin

Ashwin is one of the finest spinners going around and his IPL record is impressive as well. However, the restriction in player retention rules can see the offie getting released by DC.

    5. Dwayne Bravo

The all-rounder hasn’t been at his best in the last few IPL seasons. Moreover, the presence of Sam Curran might prompt CSK to end ties with him ahead of the mega auction.

   6. Devdutt Padikkal

The young Indian opener has been brilliant for RCB so far and also has an IPL hundred under his belt. However, presence of so many big guns in the team might force RCB to axe him.

    7. Pat Cummins

The million-dollar baby, Cummins has blown hot and cold in his second stint with KKR. Hence, the Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise might let go of him.

    8. Shardul Thakur

Thakur’s IPL record isn’t that staggering as he’s accused of leaking runs in crunch overs. Due to the same, CSK might not retain him.

     9. David Warner

Three-time orange cap winner David Warner unceremoniously sacked as SRH captain midway in IPL 201. The franchise isn’t likely to retain the Australian opener.

The veteran batsman didn’t enjoy a great time in the first half of IPL 2021 as questions were raised over his strike rate. Hence, SRH are expected to release him.

   10. Manish Pandey