Sanju Samson came into reckoning with his gritty knocks for Rajasthan Royals in his debut season for the franchise.
The wicketkeeper-batsman from Kerala was groomed by Rahul Dravid into a tough campaigner.
He followed his mentor into the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) squad in 2016 and played some crucial innings for the team during his two seasons with them before moving back to Rajasthan Royals.
Sanju scored 342 runs in IPL 2019 and then followed it up with 375 runs in the IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals have signed South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee as a replacement for England's Liam Livingstone for the remainder of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Coetzee has played eight T20 matches so far and has taken nine wickets at an average of 23.33 in the format. He has represented his country in two under-19 World Cups.
New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips will replace England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler in the Rajasthan Royals squad for the remainder of IPL 2021 to be held in the UAE, starting from September 19.
IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals announced the signing of South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi as the replacement of Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye for the remainder of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: While Left-handed opening batter from Trinidad and Tobago, Evin Lewis, will be a replacement for Jos Buttler in the Rajasthan Royals squad, pacer Oshane Thomas will be joining as a replacement for Ben Stokes.
RR IPL 2021 Team
Rajasthan Royals Full Squad
Sanju Samson (C)
Total Players: 29
Overseas Players: 13
Players bought:Chris Morris (16.25 crore),
Shivam Dube (4.4 crore),
Chetan Sakariya (1.2 crore),
Mustafizur Rahman (1 crore),
Liam Livingstone (75 lakh),
Akash Singh (20 lakh),
KC Cariappa (20 lakh),
Kuldip Yadav (20 lakh)
1. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
2. Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
3. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
All IPL matches will be played in evening INDIA LOCAL Time, 19:30 IST (+05:30 GMT)
Many days, There will be 2 matches. First match will be played INDIA LOCAL Time, 15:30 IST (+05:30 GMT)