Mumbai release Zaheer, Ojha; Sunrisers let go of 10 players

Mumbai Indians have released eight players, including the injured Zaheer Khan and sidelined left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, while Sunrisers Hyderabad have got rid of 10 players, including some of their biggest signings of last year, ahead of the IPL auction expected to be held in January 2015.

Zaheer’s release was on expected lines since the veteran pace bowler has not been able to recover after breaking down during this year’s IPL. Ojha, on the other hand, had struggled to maintain his place in the side. With youngster Shreyas Gopal having impressed in his limited opportunities and seasoned Harbhajan Singh an integral part of the team, Mumbai’s restructured team management decided to let go of Ojha.

The biggest surprise among the player releases came from Sunrisers. Among the biggest names released by them were Australia opener Aaron Finch, West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy, India’s…

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