IPL 2021 Retention Highlights: RR release Steve Smith and name Sanju Samson as a new Captain
Rajasthan Royals (Remaining Purse: 14.75 crores) – RR after a promising start to IPL 2020 finished at No.8th place. The new investors of RR are likely to take some hard calls by ending relationship with few big names like Steve Smith. RR is eyeing wallet size of 25Cr to do the fresh buying.
Rajasthan Royals: List of retained and released players
Retained players: Sanju Samson(c), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa.
Released Players: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh.