Rajasthan Royals will play their first match of IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings. Rajasthan Royals will have a new skipper in the form of Sanju Samson in IPL 2021. The team released their skipper Steve Smith from the squad due to the poor performance of the team in IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals finished on the last 8th spot in IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals will be short of ace pacer Jofra Archer in IPL 2021 as he has been ruled out of the tournament due to an elbow injury.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Rajasthan Royals released 8 players from their squad. They were Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, and Varun Aaron. Out of these, Rajasthan Royals re-bought Akash Singh during the auction. Rajasthan Royals also bought 8 players during IPL 2021 auction.
There are few players who will be donning the Rajasthan Royals jersey for the first time in their IPL career. Here we look at 5 players who can make a debut for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Make Their Debut For Rajasthan Royals (RR) This Yea
Rajasthan Royals bought Shivam Dube for Rs. 4.4 crore during IPL 2021 auction. All-rounder Shivam Dube played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 where he played 11 matches. He scored 129 runs and took 4 wickets. Earlier in IPL 2019, Dube played 4 matches for RCB. He is a young and emerging player in the Indian Premier League. Shivam Dube will play first time for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.