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Steve Smith in action for Rajasthan Royals(IPL)

IPL 2021 player retention: Full list of players released & retained by teams

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:06 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Here is the full list of players retained and released by all eight franchises.
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Sanju Samson (Extreme Left) is the new captain of Rajasthan Royals while Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have been released. (IPL)
Sanju Samson (Extreme Left) is the new captain of Rajasthan Royals while Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have been released. (IPL)

IPL 2021 retention: Samson new RR captain; Smith, Malinga, Maxwell released

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • A few big names were released from their respective franchises, including Steve Smith, who has been replaced by Sanju Samson as the new captain of Rajasthan Royals.
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A victorious Indian team after winning the T20 series.(Getty Images)
A victorious Indian team after winning the T20 series.(Getty Images)

‘He came into this series with a reputation’: Aakash Chopra feels India batsman ‘wasn’t able to live up to expectations’ against Australia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:01 PM IST
India vs Australia: Despite wrapping up the T20Is, a few concerns remain, the biggest being India’s middle order, especially the No. 4 and No. 5.
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File image of Harbhajan Singh.(SPORTZPICS for IPL)
File image of Harbhajan Singh.(SPORTZPICS for IPL)

India vs Australia: ‘If he doesn’t learn, someone else will take the slot’, Harbhajan Singh advises Indian youngster to learn from his mistakes

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:35 PM IST
He took off well on all the three occasions but eventually succumbed to unwanted dismissals. He managed to score just 48 runs from three games, at a strike rate of 141.18.
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India's Sanju Samson walks off after being caught by Australia's Steve Smith off the bowling of Mitchell Swepson (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)(REUTERS)
India's Sanju Samson walks off after being caught by Australia's Steve Smith off the bowling of Mitchell Swepson (REUTERS/Loren Elliott)(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: Will Sanju Samson get a long rope after lean patch in Australia?

UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Samson’s career is just seven T20Is old, and a talent as precocious as his is perhaps just one big knock away from blossoming. But the question remains if India’s selectors will remain patient with him in a T20 World Cup year that is 2021.
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India's Sanju Samson, right, celebrates with teammates after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Steve Smith during their T20 international cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)
India's Sanju Samson, right, celebrates with teammates after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Steve Smith during their T20 international cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)

‘He needs to learn from Virat’: Mohammad Kaif feels 26-year-old India batsman is ‘frittering away his chances’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:52 PM IST
There have been many positives to come out of the series with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and T Natarajan impressing everyone with their performances.
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India's Ravindra Jadeja walks from the field.(AP)
India's Ravindra Jadeja walks from the field.(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘He told physio he feels dizzy,’ Sanju Samson reveals what happened after Ravindra Jadeja returned to dressing room

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:07 PM IST
India vs Australia: Yuzvendra Chahal, who was not in original playing XI, grabbed 3 for 25 in a match-winning performance in the first T20 International against Australia, and was declared the man-of-the-match.
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Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Aaron Finch(Getty Images)
Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Aaron Finch(Getty Images)

1st T20I: Jadeja sets it up, super-sub Chahal seals it

By Rasesh Mandani | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:05 PM IST
India vs Australia: India beat Australia by 11 runs at the Manuka Oval in Canberra in the first T20I to take a 1-0 series lead.
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Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)
Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)

‘He can even score a double hundred in ODIs’: Aakash Chopra wants 28-year-old batsman to open for Team India in Australia

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:43 PM IST
There will be a void at the top of the order. Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Sanju Samson will be fighting out for an openers spot in the team.
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‘They are India’s two best wicketkeeper-batsmen now’: Sourav Ganguly makes his pick among Pant, Saha, Rahul, and Samson

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:43 AM IST
KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant or Wriddhiman Saha? Ahead of the much-anticipated Australia series, former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly named two best wicket-keeper-batsmen of India currently.
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File image of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.(File)
File image of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.(File)

‘Up there as our best T20 batsman’: Former players pick India’s keeper for limited-overs cricket | Exclusive

By Aritra Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:45 AM IST
India vs Australia: KL Rahul has returned to Australia – his third trip in his short six-year-old international career – looking a lot assured, way matured and with a better understanding of his game.
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Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during match 45 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL). Photo by: Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI
Ben Stokes of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during match 45 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL). Photo by: Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI

IPL 2020: Took me a while to understand outside noise doesn’t matter, says Stokes

By Press Trust of India | Abu Dhabi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Asked how he dealt with the ups and downs as a cricketer in the last couple of years, Stokes said: “Outside noise can affect people in different ways, when I was younger it affected me.
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Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his fifty during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.(PTI)
Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his fifty during Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.(PTI)

IPL 2020, MI vs RR: ‘Samson is the strongest man in the world,’ Sanju Samson talks about his six-hitting ability

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:10 PM IST
IPL 2020, MI vs RR: Chasing a target of 196 runs, Samson needed to fire for RR. And that he did as he smashed 54 runs off 31 ball. His innings consisted of 3 sixes and four boundaries.
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Photo of Ben Stokes celebrating his century against Mumbai Indians in 45th IPL 2020 Match in Abu Dhabi(Rajasthan Royals/Twitter)
Photo of Ben Stokes celebrating his century against Mumbai Indians in 45th IPL 2020 Match in Abu Dhabi(Rajasthan Royals/Twitter)

IPL 2020, RR vs MI: Stokes for stroke, Rajasthan Royals sweep aside Mumbai Indians

By Somshuvra Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 11:40 PM IST
IPL 2020, RR vs MI: Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson raised 152 runs for the unbroken third wicket, guiding Rajasthan Royals to an eight-wicket win with 10 balls to spare.
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IPL 2020: File images of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson(IPL/Twitter)
IPL 2020: File images of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson? Kevin Pietersen names his pick for next India wicketkeeper

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:51 AM IST
IPL 2020: With 176 runs from six games each, there’s nothing to choose between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, but Kevin Pietersen knows who among the two should is the most deserving to be the next wicketkeeper batsman for India.
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DC pacer Harshal Patel(Special arrangement)
DC pacer Harshal Patel(Special arrangement)

IPL 2020: ‘When it comes to Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson,you just have to execute your plans’ - DC pacer Harshal Patel

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 07:50 PM IST
IPL 2020: Speaking ahead of Delhi Capitals’ sixth match of the season on Friday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Harshal Patel said his team’s focus is always on execution regardless of whom they face.
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IPL 2020: Brian Lara names successor of MS Dhoni in Indian side(Twitter)
IPL 2020: Brian Lara names successor of MS Dhoni in Indian side(Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘He should be No.1’ - Brian Lara picks Dhoni’s successor among KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 05:01 PM IST
IPL 2020: Legendary West Indian cricketer Brian Lara was asked to pick MS Dhoni’s successor in the Indian limited overs sides among KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson and the stylish left-hander had an interesting take.
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IPL2020: Shane Warne names the sides who will make the play-off this year(Twitter)
IPL2020: Shane Warne names the sides who will make the play-off this year(Twitter)

IPL 2020: They’ll always be there - Shane Warne names four teams who will finish on top and make the play-offs in Indian Premier League

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:28 PM IST
IPL 2020: Legendary Australian leg-spinner picked four teams he believed will finish on to four of the Indian Premier League points table and make the play-offs this year.
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Supreme Court of India (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/Files)
Supreme Court of India (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/Files)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Supreme Court asks petitioners to be polite and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
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IPL 2020: Sanju Samson and Virat Kohli during a T20I in New Zealand earlier this year.(Getty Images)
IPL 2020: Sanju Samson and Virat Kohli during a T20I in New Zealand earlier this year.(Getty Images)

IPL 2020: ‘You can have your favourite food from Kerala after that’, Sanju Samson reveals advice he got from Virat Kohli

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:29 AM IST
IPL 2020: Sanju Samson revealed a conversation he had with Virat Kohli during India’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year and how deeply it impacted Samson, forcing him to change his approach towards his cricket.
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Sanju Samson in action against Kings XI Punjab.(IPL/Twitter)
Sanju Samson in action against Kings XI Punjab.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: Sanju Samson opens up on his comparisons with MS Dhoni

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:44 AM IST
IPL 2020: Sanju Samson spoke on his comparisons recently, saying that ‘no one should try’ to play like Dhoni.
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Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals received man of the match award during match 9 of season 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).(Sportzpics for BCCI)
Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals received man of the match award during match 9 of season 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).(Sportzpics for BCCI)

Sanju Samson credits gym session with Virat Kohli for his fresh verve in cricket

By Abhishek Paul | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The 24-year-old Rajasthan Royals big-hitter and ‘keeper says a conversation with the India skipper on the New Zealand tour provided clarity.
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Sanju Samson in action.(Rajasthan Royals/Twitter)
Sanju Samson in action.(Rajasthan Royals/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘If given opportunities, he would have won World Cups’ - Sreesanth’s huge statement on 25-year-old batsman

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 03:42 PM IST
IPL 2020: Sreesanth, in a reply to Congress MP from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, said that Samson is not “next Dhoni” and should have been a part of the team since 2015.
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Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne speaks during an interview, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne speaks during an interview, in New Delhi.(PTI)

IPL 2020: ‘Can’t believe he’s not in Indian side,’ Shane Warne surprised 25-year-old batsman is not playing for Team India

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:07 PM IST
IPL 2020: In RR’s first match against Chennai Super Kings, Samson blasted 74 runs off just 32 balls to power his side to a mammoth total of 216/7. Along the way, Samson scored the fastest IPL half-century of this season. His innings comprised of 1 boundary and 9 sixes.
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IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir has been a vocal supporter of Sanju Samson(Getty/IPL)
IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir has been a vocal supporter of Sanju Samson(Getty/IPL)

IPL 2020: ‘Doesn’t need to be the next anyone’ - Gautam Gambhir responds after Shashi Tharoor calls Sanju Samson the next MS Dhoni

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 02:03 PM IST
IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir didn’t quite like Shashi Tharoor drawing parallels between Sanju Samson and MS Dhoni.
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IPL 2020: Sanju Samson sends one into the empty stands.(IPL/Twitter)
IPL 2020: Sanju Samson sends one into the empty stands.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘I was really fed up of myself last year’ - Sanju Samson reveals what helped him rejuvenate after a frustrating 2019

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:46 AM IST
IPL 2020: Samson, Player of the Match in both the matches, admitted to have done some ‘soul-searching’ and revealed how a frustrating 2019 helped him rediscover his mojo.
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IPL 2020, RR vs KXPI: Steve Smith carves one down the ground(BCCI Image)
IPL 2020, RR vs KXPI: Steve Smith carves one down the ground(BCCI Image)

IPL 2020: Looked like we could be chasing 250 at one point - Steve Smith after RR’s record-breaking win

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:49 AM IST
IPL 2020: Steve Smith said the way Kings XI Punjab batsmen were going, he harboured the thoughts of Rajasthan Royals chasing down a target of 250.
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Nicholas Pooran’s effort is being lauded as the ‘best save of all time’(Twitter)
Nicholas Pooran’s effort is being lauded as the ‘best save of all time’(Twitter)

IPL 2020: Nicholas Pooran produces jaw-dropping superhuman effort to save a six, Tendulkar calls it the ‘best save he’s seen in his life’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:43 PM IST
IPL 2020: As the ball seemed to be clearing the boundary, Nicholas Pooran, stationed at long-on, went backwards, leapt in the air, caught the ball and moments before thudding on to the ground, threw it back in the nick of time.
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Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes off Sheldon Cottrell.(IPL/Twitter)
Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes off Sheldon Cottrell.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia, Sanju Samson star as Rajasthan Royals register highest-successful chase in history

By Abhishek Paul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:44 PM IST
IPL 2020: The job was completed by Tom Curran with a four against spinner Murugan Ashwin as RR recorded the highest successful chase in IPL history.
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Jos Buttler celebrates his fifty during Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019).(PTI)
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Jos Buttler celebrates his fifty during Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019).(PTI)

IPL 2020, RR Predicted XI vs KXIP: Jos Buttler’s return strengthens Rajasthan Royals

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:28 PM IST
IPL 2020, RR Predicted XI vs KXIP: Rajasthan Royals began their IPL 2020 campaign on a triumphant note with a 10-run win over Chennai Super Kings, but as they gear up to face an in-form Kings XI Punjab, they may have to tinker with their Playing XI a little.
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