New Delhi, Oct 31: After revealing their plans not to retain Michael Clarke, Pune Warriors have decided to release New Zealand's Jesse Ryder, while Delhi Daredevils are also looking forward to release a few foreign recruits and Ranji Trophy's highest run-scorer Robin Bist.
According to the sources, IPL franchises are planning to retain all big names in the squad as Delhi Daredevils are planning to retian their top 6 foreign players - Kevin Pietersen, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene, Andre Russell, Ross Taylor and Morne Morkel.
IPL 5 champions, Kolkata Knight Riders have also decided to retain all the big names for the next edition of IPL.
Delhi Daredevils retaining the foreign recruits, have decided to release Robin Bist, the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy last year, has not got an opportunity to play a single game and has been termed as a player suitable for the longer version of the game would not be a part of Delhi Daredevils in the sixth edition of IPL.
Interestingly, Robin Bist was not a part of the Daredevils team which toured South Africa for Champiosn League T20, while four other players - Yogesh Nagar, Puneet Bisht, Shahbaz Nadeem and Manpreet Juneja were allowed to tour with the 15-member squad.
While New Zealand's Doug Bracewell, South African opener Ghulam Bodi and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will be back in the pool, available for auction as they do not find a place in Delhi Daredevils' XI which already boasts of a deadly pace attack which includes Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar.
Pune Warriors also face a lot of issues as the team's performance has been a concern after their dismal show inthe fifth edition. Moreover, Sourav Ganguly's absence in the team would be felt as he was more a motivator and a mentor to youngsters.
With Michael Clarke not impressive in the fifth edition, Pune Warriors have decided not to retain the Aussie Test skipper, while they are also thinking about releasing New Zealand opener Jesse Ryder, irrespective of his performance in the fifth edition, since he has not been playing much cricket at the moment.