Retention of IPL players 2021: Sanju Samson becomes captain of Rajasthan Royals, replaces Steve Smith | Retention of IPL players 2021: career turning point for Sanju Samson, overtaking Steve Smith as captain of the Rajasthan Royals

New Delhi: The IPL 14th Series IPL auction will be held in February. Prior to that, the franchise either retained or released its players for the following season. While many players suffered a big setback, the fortunes of many players shone.

Sanju Samson becomes captain of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith has been released. This time the team captain went to Indian wicket batsman Sanju Samson.

In the previous series, the captaincy and Smith’s staff left no significant impact. In the 13th round of the IPL, the Rajasthan Royals team were last in points. Smith scored 311 points in 14 games with a strike rate of 131, including 3 half centuries.

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Sanju Samson performed brilliantly last season. He has scored 375 points in 14 games played, including 26 six. He has so far reached 191 six in 107 games in the IPL.

Selected players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Joffra 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.

Players released: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajput, Oshen Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Anirudh Joshi, Shashank Singh.

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