new Delhi: The 14th series of IPL is scheduled to be held in February. Before that the franchise is retaining or releasing its players for the next season. Many players have received a setback. Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith has also suffered a major setback.
Smith released by Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals has not retained Steve Smith for IPL 2021. He has released this Australia captain.
In the 13th series of the IPL, the team of Rajasthan Royals was the last in the points level. In this case, this year this team will take the field with a new captain.
In the previous series, the captaincy and batting of Smith did not leave any significant impact. He scored 311 runs in 14 matches with a strike rate of 131, including 3 half-centuries.
His captaincy was severely criticized for the team’s poor performance.
Before IPL 2018, the Royals had retained only Smith in the team and signed a deal of Rs 12.5 crore.
Smith could not perform well in the recent series against India in Australia.
Because of this, this year Rajasthan Royals have decided that the captaincy of the team will be handed over to someone else.