Before the start of IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals have given a huge responsibility to former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. Rajasthan has announced to appoint him as Director of Cricket. The franchise has given this information through his official Twitter account. Actually, preparations have started for the 14th season of IPL. All teams have retained and released their players.
According to media reports, the players may be auctioned on 18 February. At the same time, if we talk about Rajasthan Royals, the team has handed over the command to Sanju Samson by removing Steve Smith. Sanju Samson scored 375 runs in 14 matches in the 13th season of IPL. On Thursday, Rajasthan Royals traded Robin Uthappa to Chennai Superkings under the trading rules. Let me tell you that last season was not very good for Rajasthan Royals and the team was at the bottom of the table with 12 points.
Wrote: Sanju Samson (captain), Ben Stokes, Joffre Archer, Jose Butler, Ryan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Karthik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa (Trade with CSK).
Release: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajput, Oshen Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Anirudh Joshi, Shashank Singh.
Money left: 34.85 crores
Players to pick: 8 (3 foreigners)