RR had a quite disastrous season in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League as they were spotted on the last in the points table with six wins out of 14 matches. Even they had the most awful net run rate of the season with -0.569. The franchise has a tremendous start of the season with two blistering wins in the first two matches against Chennai and Punjab but then the coordination was lost by team and also with winning streak.
In the IPL-2020, Rajasthan Royals was struggling with good opening combination with lack of intent in the middle order also. The most vulnerable part of their squad was the bowling department as the bowling department was totally dependent on Jofra Archer. So they definitely need a whole change in the squad for the perfect IPL-2021. Players like Robin Utthapa, David Miller, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat can be released from the squad.
RR has released their captain Steve Smith. It is said that the management is looking for an Indian based captain for the team for upcoming edition which is likely to be Sanju Samson. Team could retain players like Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Jos Buttler and Rahul Tewatia.
The franchise might look to bid on players like Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, Ewin Lewis, Mitchell Starc as these players can sort the team depth with their pace of attack and lethal batting combination.
Release players list of RR
Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh
Retain players list of Rajasthan Royals
Sanju Samson, 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