IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa to play for CSK, Rajasthan Royals trade him in all cash deal

IPL 2021 – Robin Uthappa traded to Chennai Super Kings: Rajasthan Royals have today announced that batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded to Chennai Super Kings in an all-cash deal. Robin Uthappa was picked up by the Royals at the IPL auction for the 2020 season and played 12 games for the franchise, contributing across various positions in the batting line-up. Uthappa will now play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.

Speaking on the matter was Rajasthan Royals’ COO, Jake Lush McCrum: “We’d like to thank Robbie for his contribution during his time with us. He provided significant value building into the season in our camps in Guwahati and Nagpur, and his speech during our World Cup winners session during the season was one of the most powerful we have heard. We do have depth with regards to openers in our squad, therefore when the offer came from CSK, we thought it was a good opportunity for all parties involved. We’d like to wish Robbie all the best for this season at CSK and his future beyond that.”

Speaking on the development, Robin Uthappa said, “I really enjoyed my year at the Royals and had a great time being part of this franchise. I am now excited for the next part of my cricketing journey joining CSK for IPL 2021.”

IPL 2021 Released and Retained players by Chennai Super Kings

CSK have released six players from their squad ahead of the auction. Shane Watson, who retired from all forms of cricket after the last season of IPL, is the only foreigner to have not been retained by the MS Dhoni-led side. Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla and Murali Vijay are among those released while Suresh Raina, who missed the 2020 season, has been retained.

Released:Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Monu Singh, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay

Squad: MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore, Sam Curran

CSK has now picked Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan Royals

Slots Remaining: 6 (1 overseas)