There is bad news for Australia's star batsman Steve Smith as the Rajasthan Royals are set to release Steve Smith before IPL 2021. A decision will be taken soon. This step can be taken before January 20 as it is the deadline to provide information about the ten players and the players to be released.
During the IPL 2020, Steve Smith is considering his removal due to poor form. He scored 131 runs in 14 matches with the help of three half-centuries. Rajasthan Royals topped the points table in IPL 2020.
Royals took Smith with him before the 2018 auction for Rs 12.50 crore. He was also made captain. But in South Africa, he had to leave the post due to ball-tampering.
After the release of Steve Smith, who will captain Rajasthan Royals is an important question. With Smith out, the Royals will have to elect a new captain. Sanju Samson, who was one of the team's best batsmen in the 13th edition of the league, is at the forefront.
Although both Jose Butler and Ben Stokes are more experienced than Samson, the team does not want to captain any of them. A big reason for this is that both do not play in the entire season.