new Delhi: The 14th series of IPL auction is to be held in February. Before that the franchise has retained or released its players for the next season. While many players have suffered a big setback, the fortunes of many players have shone.
Sanju Samson becomes captain of Rajasthan
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith has been released. This time, the captaincy of the team has been handed over to Indian wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson.
Smith in previous series (Steve Smith) The captaincy and batting did not leave any significant impact. In the 13th series of the IPL, the team of Rajasthan Royals was the last in the points level. Smith scored 311 runs in 14 matches with a strike rate of 131, including 3 half-centuries.
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Sanju Samson has performed brilliantly last season. He scored 375 runs in 14 matches played, including 26 sixes. He has so far hit 191 sixes in 107 matches in the IPL.
Retained 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
Released Players : Steve Smith, Ankit Rajput, Oshen Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Anirudh Joshi, Shashank Singh.