Millennium Post

Yuvraj, KP released by IPL sides

Yuvraj Singh (in pic), the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthick, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports.

The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old all-rounder Rs.14 crore, an amount that consumed a massive share of their auction purse. Yuvraj was the second highest run-getter for the side with 376 runs at an average of 34, including three fifties. He did not bowl much in the tournament, delivering a total of 22.4 overs that fetched him five wickets at an average of 37.40 and an economy rate of 8.25. Despite having a star studded line up headed by Yuvraj, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, RCB finished second from the bottom in the points table with five wins and nine defeats in 2014 IPL edition.

Earlier, Yuvraj was not included in the 30-member Indian preliminary squad for the 2015 ODI WC. Pietersen scored 294 runs in 11 matches at an uncharacteristic average of 29.40 in 2013.
Next Story
Share it