Rajasthan Royals lost against Kolkata Knight Riders to bow out from IPL 2021. They finished last on the points table after their last league game against KKR as they ended with 12 points. RR won some close matches and brought out some excellent performances throughout the season.
However, they faltered at the final hurdle before the playoffs, losing two of their last four games by big margins to hamper their chances of playoffs qualification. The last game against Kolkata was a one-sided affair with Rajasthan failing to live up to their potential.
Chasing 192 runs set by Eoin Morgan & Co, the Steve Smith-led side could only manage 131; thus losing the game by 60 runs. With their season done and dusted we look at 5 players RR might release ahead of IPL 2021.
5 players Rajasthan Royals (RR) Might Release Ahead of IPL 2021:
5. Robin Uthappa
Rajasthan Royals paid 3 crores for Robin Uthappa in the IPL 2020 auction. Their search for an experienced Indian opener made them believed in Uthappa’s prowess but he failed big time. He scored 196 runs from 12 games at an average of 16.33 and a strike rate less than 120.
This was the first season that the Karnataka batsman failed to register even a single 50-plus score in his campaign. This is the third straight year from IPL 2018, that Uthappa has had diminishing returns in the tournament. With lack of form and age catching up, Uthappa might be released ahead of the next IPL by the franchise.