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Rajasthan release Steve Smith

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:58 PM, 20 January 2021  

Rajasthan release Steve Smith

Rajasthan release Steve Smith

Rajasthan Royals have released their captain Steve Smith ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, which allows them to add INR 12.5 Crore to their purse for the auction. 

Sanju Samson will replace him as a captain of the franchise. Last year, Rajasthan was placed bottom of the table under Smith's captaincy that's why the franchise wants to start all in a new way.

Smith scored 311 runs at an average of 25.91 in 14 matches. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals won only 6 matches out of 14 matches they played. 

It is known that Kumar Sangakkara will join the franchise as the Director of Cricket.

Released Cricketers: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh

Squad: 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

Purse Remaining: INR 34.85 cr.

Slots Remaining:8 (3 overseas)