IPL: Yuvi, Viru, Steyn Released by their Franchises ahead of 2016 Season

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Yuvraj Singh

Few big names in Indian cricket, such as Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag and Ishant Sharma along with running-out of form South African pacer Dale Steyn have been released by the Indian Premier League franchises ahead of 2016 season.

Yuvi was released by Delhi Dare Devils while Sehwag released by Kings XI Punjab. Whereas Ishant was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad while Royal Challengers Bangalore released Steyn.

They were freed from their teams following their poor show in the IPL 2015.

The window for the franchises to retain and release players for the IPL 2016 season closed on Thursday.

Yuvraj Singh

The other released cricketers are:

Delhi Daredevils: C.M. Gautam, Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy, Jaydev Unadkat, K.K. Jiyaz, Kona Srikar Bharat, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Gurinder Sandhu and Marcus Stoinis.

Kings XI Punjab: Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma, Yogesh Golwalkar, Beuran Hendricks, George Bailey and Thisara Perera.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Veer Pratap Singh, Aditya Garhwal, K.C Cariappa, Sumit Narwal, Vaibhav Rawal, Patrick Cummins, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Azhar Mahmood and Johan Botha.

Mumbai Indians: Aditya Tare, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Aiden Blizzard, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Ben Hilfenhaus, Colin Munro and Josh Hazlewood.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Vijay Zol, Ashok Dinda, Dinesh Karthik, Iqbal Abdullah, Jalaj Saxena, Manvinder Bisla, Sandeep Warrier, Shishir Bhavane, Subramaniam Badrinath, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Darren Sammy, Rilee Rossouw and Sean Abbott.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Chama Milind, Gade Hanuma Vihari, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Praveen Kumar, Kevin Pietersen and Ravi Bopara.