|Virat Kohli||Batsman||₹ 17 Crores|
|AB de Villiers||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||₹ 11 Crores|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Bowler||₹ 6 Crores|
|Kane Richardson||Bowler||₹ 4 Crores|
|Washington Sundar||All-Rounder||₹ 3.2 Crores|
|Navdeep Saini||Bowler||₹ 3 Crores|
|Mohammed Siraj||Bowler||₹ 2.6 Crores|
|Adam Zampa||Bowler||₹ 1.5 Crores|
|Shahbaz Ahmed||All-Rounder||₹ 20 Lacs|
|Pawan Deshpande||All-Rounder||₹ 20 Lacs|
|Devdutt Padikkal||Batsman||₹ 20 Lacs|
|Josh Philippe||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||₹ 20 Lacs|
Royal Challengers Bangalore have decided to take some high-risk steps after releasing almost half of their squad into the Auction Pool. As usual, Virat, ABD and Chahal were among those who were confirmed to be retained without doubt. Devdutt Padikkal had a roaring debut season in IPL 2020 and his inclusion in RCB's Retained Players List was inevitable. Washington Sundar who was excellent with the ball, especially in the power plays was also named amongst those retained.
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The franchise has also decided to put their trust in Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini. But Chris Morris' release was a surprise for many. As he was instrumental to RCB's successes last season. After Dale Steyn decided to sit IPL 2021 out, and Umesh Yadav was released, RCB's already inexperienced pace attack looks weaker than ever.
RCB have also released top-order batsmen: Aaron Finch and Parthiv Patel along with all rounders: Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali. The other players who have not been retained by RCB are Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Mann.
Team-wise Retained Players List