IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Replaces Steve Smith With Sanju Samson, Kumar Sangakkara Joins As Director

As IPL 2021 approaches us all, the team of Rajasthan Royals is already trying to ensure a better outcome by making important changes to the team.

Srimoyee Bhattacharya

January 27, 2021

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Rajasthan Royals, One of the teams in the Indian Premier League, has decided to take some distinct and important steps for their game this season. They have let go of their former captain and an extremely experienced player Steve Smith and replaced him with a much younger team member. Sanju Samson is now the captain of the team of Rajasthan Royals. They have also chosen Kumar Sangakkara to be their Director now.

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IPL 2021 is quickly approaching us all and the participating teams usually begin gearing up for the game around this time each year. Similarly, Rajasthan Royals seems to be taking some very crucial steps and tougher decisions for an improved game in this season. Firstly, they have replaced one of their most experienced players with a very young one. Steve Smith has been shown the way out of captaincy and Sanju Samson has taken up his place in the team now. They have also traded another player, Robin Uthappa, who has now become a part of Chennai Super Kings.

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However, the team has taken aboard a very prominent and skilled cricketer who might be of immense help to them in their journey of winning the game. Rajasthan Royals has now decided to work with the legendary Sri Lankan player and wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara. He has now been appointed as the Director of the team and will have vital responsibilities to fulfill such as making strategies for each game and planning the auctions as well. Not only has the cricketer been a brilliant batsman while playing for the Sri Lankan team, but he has also showcased amazing skills in the past seasons of IPL itself.

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Rajasthan Royals was founded in 2008 when the Indian Premier League originally began. It was one of the first eight teams to have been formed and it went on to be the winner of the first year of the game. However, ever since then, the team has not been victorious in any of the coming years. Thus it will be interesting to witness how the team performs in this season of the game after such big changes being made in its core.

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