After failing in the must-win games, once again Rajasthan Royals failed to qualify for Playoffs in the thirteenth edition of the Indian T20 League. Despite winning two back to back games on the trot at the start of the season, Rajasthan missed out at the end of the league stages.
Having equipped with world-class overseas players, the Rajasthan-based IPL franchise lacked an Indian core which cost them the tournament. Finishing at the last in the league stage, for one-time title winners is a disappointing performance for the fans.
However, as the 2021 Auction takes place RR will certainly look to get some quality Indian players to establish the core, releasing some players to free up slots for the new signings.
Here is the list of 3 players Rajasthan Royals (RR) might release ahead of IPL 2021.
3 Players Rajasthan Royals (RR) might release ahead of IPL 2021:
#3. Andrew Tye:
The expectations from the Australia pacer were high as he emerged as the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2018. However, the speedster failed to create much impact in the recently concluded Indian T20 League.
RR gave Andrew Tye a chance to make an impact but the pacer failed miserably. He conceded 50 runs in just 4 overs given to him. Rajasthan later dropped him from the side for the rest of the season.
With Jofra Archer taking complete control for the pace attack, Tye is unlikely to break into the playing 11. However, IPL has the rule to play just four overseas players, with the likes of Smith, Buttler, Stokes, and Archer, Tye will rarely get a chance.
#2. Jaydev Unadkat:
The premier Indian Pacer got the expensive bid in 2018 IPL where he fetched whopping 11.5 Crore rupees. However, Rajasthan released him ahead of the next season and brought him again at a much cheaper price. Releasing him twice in back to back seasons and bringing him again, the franchise has shown faith in the pacer.
Despite an expensive bid, the pacer could not perform till expectations for RR. In the recently concluded IPL, Jayadev picked four scalps in seven games. The franchise might look for a much better pacer in that price range.
#1. Robin Uthappa:
Known as “The Walking Assassin”, Robin Uthappa seems to have off days during the much awaited IPL season. After releasing by Shahrukh Khan owned KKR, Rajasthan brought the Indian batsman to add steel to the middle order.
Playing at the middle order, Uthappa could not make much of it, however he was later given a chance to open. Robin was successful in giving a flying start to the innings but converting it to a big total was still a movie to watch.
In the 12 outings with Rajasthan Royals, Uthappa could only manage mere 196 runs. With the Auctions coming up, RR might release him to pick better and young batsmen to add firepower to the squad.