RR Retained Players – The Rajasthan Royals have been one of the most under performing sides in the tournament. After a historic title win in the IPL 2008 fueled by Shane Warne’s captaincy, they have been average been with their performances. After the inaugral edition, their best performance came in 2015, when they qualified for the playoffs. They have not invested quite heavily in the top T20 players over the years, which is one of the reasons for their position in the points table. While the injury concerns of some of their marquee players have troubled them for the past 2 seasons.
The Rajasthan Royals finished at 7th position in the points table with 5 wins in 14 league matches. The team’s best performer was the captain and wicket keeper Sanju Samson, and was the leading run scorer for the team.The Rajasthan Royals team has retained 3 players, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Yashasvi Jaiswal for the next few seasons.
While the team did not zeroed in on the England players like Jofra Archer, and Ben Stokes, and Liam Livingstone. None of the bowlers could perform quite well to take the team to the playoffs, which forced the management to not retain any of them as well.
The wicket keeper Sanju Samson has the flexbility to perform well at the top order as well as the middle order. With a gifted talent of timing and fine boundary hitting capabilities, Sanju Samson was the only player to be retained by the Rajasthan Royals franchise for the IPL 2022. Until last year, Sanju produced terrific knocks, but was not consistent in the tournament. But IPL 2021 saw Samson taking the leadership role and scoring 484 runs at an average of 40.33. He is confirmed to get 14 Crores for each IPL seaso with this retention.
Sanju Samson IPL 2021 Stats
Another wicket keeping option for the Rajasthan Royals team, Jos Buttler has been one of the finest T20 players all around the world. In the IPL 2021, he scored 254 runs in 7 matches and would look to continue the same performances. Jos will get 10 Crores for each IPL season.
Jos Buttler IPL 2021 Stats
Yashasvi Jaiswal IPL 2021 Stats
The left handed opening batsman was impressive in providing a good start to the team in most of the matches, which is why he has been retained for an amount of 6 Crores. In 10 matches of IPL 2021, Jaiswal scored 249 runs.
It will be the first time, that the announcement and live updates of the IPL retention will be available for the audience. The Star Sports Network will broadcast the Retention at 9:30 PM on November 30 on its TV Channels and streaming will be available on the Disney+Hotstar app.
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