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newscricketan hour ago

IPL 2021 | Really enjoyed speaking to RR’s leadership group and can’t wait to get going, admits Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, who has been recently appointed as Rajasthan Royals’ director of cricket, has admitted that he really enjoyed speaking to the leadership group about the plans and is really excited to start his new role. Sangakkara last featured in the IPL for the SRH before his retirement.
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featurecricketa day ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 days ago

Grateful for the time I spent playing under world class captains, expresses Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, who has been appointed as Rajasthan Royals’ skipper for IPL 2021, expressed excitement over being given leadership responsibility and claimed that he was grateful to have played under great captains. In his time with RR, Samson has played under Dravid, Smith, and Rahane among others.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2021 | Too early to make Sanju Samson the captain of RR, might backfire, warns Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir isn't too impressed with Rajasthan Royals' decision to appoint Sanju Samson as their skipper as he feels it's too early and might backfire. The former KKR skipper also added that English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler would have been a better option to lead the franchise.
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newscricket5 days ago

Twitter reacts to major IPL 2021 retention day releases ft. Malinga, Maxwell, Jadhav and Morris

All eight IPL franchises released the full list of players they are retaining and releasing ahead of IPL 2021, and there were two casualties in the form of Lasith Malinga and Glenn Maxwell. Barring the duo, franchises also released serial underperformers, notably Kedar Jadhav and Umesh Yadav.
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newscricket5 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rajasthan Royals releasing Smith and appointing Samson captain for IPL 2021

In what was the biggest talking point from IPL 2021 retention day, Rajasthan Royals let go of their incumbent skipper Steve Smith and announced that Sanju Samson will lead the franchise in the forthcoming edition. The decision left Twitterati split, with many questioning Samson’s credibility.
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newscricket5 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 : Rajasthan Royals release Steve Smith; Samson becomes new skipper

Rajasthan Royals have decided to do away with their skipper Steve Smith, who underperformed massively last season in the UAE while retaining the likes of Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer. The 2008 champions have appointed Sanju Samson as their new skipper for the upcoming edition.
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featurecricket8 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RR should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, there's no dearth of superstars in Rajasthan Royals but it only shows how a poorly-balanced side never quite takes the cake. 2020 IPL was again a season for RR where the same cycle of under performance repeated for nth time.
Harshit Anand
newscricket13 days ago

Reports | Rajasthan Royals consider releasing Steve Smith ahead of 2021 IPL

Following a disastrous IPL, both as a leader and a batsman, Rajasthan Royals are reportedly mulling over the release of Steve Smith back to the Auction pool ahead of the 2021 IPL. In the 2020 edition, Smith scored 311 runs in 14 games, at an average of 25.91 as the Royals finished last on the table.
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newscricketa month ago

Disappointed that I could not make a big score in Australia, states Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, who was picked on the back of an amazing IPL season, stated that he was disappointed with his inability to convert his starts into a big score Down Under. Alongside that, however, Samson cited that he showed selflessness and intent that the team demanded from him against Australia.
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