Indian pacer Thangarasu Natarajan’s stocks continue to rise sharply as the left-arm pacer is likely to make his Test debut for India in the third Test against Australia at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. The same month, he made his One Day International debut against the West Indies also at … The foreign list of … Also Read - IPL 2021: Pat Cummins Set to Earn More Money Than MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma as KKR Pacer Gets Retained Ahead of IPL 14 Mini-Auction, RR owner Manoj Badale  said a strong local Indian leadership was a reason behind their big call. In major development on Wednesday, former IPL champions Rajasthan Royals let go of their star batsman and captain Steve Smith ahead of the players auction next month. All Rights Reserved. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Steve Smith has been released by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 and this has ended the former Australia skipper's long association with the franchise. Australia batsman Steve Smith did not enjoy the best of IPL seasons for Rajasthan Royals. … Virtual Davos summit 2021 to begin from today, PM Modi, Xi Jinping among li... India to send gift of COVID vaccines to Sri Lanka next week. Steve Smith loses bizarre battle with Pat Cummins in IPL shocker. Get latest cricket updates, live scores, top sports news, match highlights … Here is th... Google threatens to shut down Search in Australia for this reason. Steve Smith made his international cricket debut in a Twenty20 International match playing as a leg spinner against Pakistan at Melbourne in February 2010. After of IPL 2021 mini auction, Rajasthan Royals reportedly made a bold move by releasing skipper Steve Smith. Ahead of the 2018 IPL, Smith was the only player retained by the Royals for ₹12.5 crore. Roped in as Mitchell Marsh's replacement, Smith made a memorable IPL debut and scored 39 off 31 to earn the Man of the Match award in a low-scoring game against Mumbai Indians. Beeper app combines iMessage, WhatsApp, more chat apps in one place, here... PUBG Mobile India update: Even with VPN, game to be banned soon? Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. In Pics: Nora Fatehi goes from channelling old Bollywood charm to donning b... Publishing House Kalamos signs debut novelist Fawaz Jaleel. But Smith made a comeback in the 12th season of the IPL to satisfy his hunger for runs. Three teams who might benefit from having Steve Smith in their IPL 2021 squad. He … Sanju Samson Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith released IPL 2021 Players Auction. However, in IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals finished at the bottom of the table and Steve Smith's captaincy was criticised. Rajasthan Royals release captain Steve Smith ahead of IPL 2021 Smith finished IPL 2020 with 311 runs in the 14 matches he played, at a strike rate of 131, including three half-centuries. “I am excited about the challenge that lies ahead of me as the leader of the team,” Samson said. Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab are expected to make some big changes in the IPL 2021 after their dismal performances in IPL 2020. “The Royals have had some wonderful captains over the years and I’m so grateful for all the time I’ve spent working with and learning from great leaders like Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith!! Also check the players released and retained by Rajasthan ahead of IPL 14. Chennai Super Kings finished in seventh position while Rajasthan Royals also struggled with Kings XI Punjab. Steve Smith averages in excess of 35 with a middling strike-rate of 129 with 11 half-centuries. Debut with the senior side means Arjun is now eligible to be a part of IPL 2021 auctions. The fact may surprise many but there is not even a single photo of Smith in RCB's attire. ALSO READ | Steve Smith net worth, house, investments and salary ahead of IPL 2021 auction Arjun Tendulkar makes Mumbai senior team debut … Rajasthan Royals have released former captain Steve Smith ahead of IPL 2021 auctions, the franchise confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday. Steve Smith. IPL 2021 Retention: Rajasthan Royals have released Steve Smith and appointed Sanju Samson as their new leader. He played for top teams Sydney Sixers, Pune Warriors and Barbados Tridents. After being released, Smith joined Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 but missed the season due to an ankle injury. Kings XI Punjab might release players like Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell after they underperformed in IPL 2020. Steve Smith is set to be released by Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2021 auctions.© AFP Rajasthan Royals have decided against renewing the contract of their high-profile captain Steve Smith ahead of the 14th Indian Premier League this year. Rajasthan Royals release Steve Smith; Chennai Super Kings retain Suresh Raina Rajasthan Royals have also appointed former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara as their director of cricket. It's 21st day of 21st year of 21st century and netizens can't kee... IPL 2021: Suresh Raina reportedly retained by Chennai Super Kings despite missing 2020 edition. Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, might retain the core of the squad which won the record title. Under Smith, RR finished last in IPL 13  and he scored 311 runs at a strike rate of 131, including three half-centuries. Steve Smith has been released from his rich $2.5 million contract by Indian Premier League outfit Rajasthan Royals ahead of this year's April competition. Thank you, skipper! 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