Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been named the captain of Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2021. The 26-year-old replaces Australian Steve Smith as the captain of the franchise. Smith has been released from the team ahead of the auction. Rajasthan Royals had finished last in IPL 2020, which was held in UAE.
Smith had played all the 14 league matches for the franchise last year, scoring 311 runs at a strike rate of 131.22.