Rajasthan Royals Retains Sanju Samson Ahead of IPL Mega Auction: Sources | Cricket News

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The Rajasthan Royals have decided to detain Captain Sanju Samson ahead of the IPL mega-auction, sources told The New Zealand Times on Friday. The wicket keeper had a brilliant 2021 IPL, scoring 484 points in 14 games with an average of 40.33. He scored the points at a strike rate of 136.72 with a century and two fifty under his belt.

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The eight existing teams all have time until November 30 to announce the list of players they would retain. These teams will be authorized to retain a maximum of 4 players. Two of the names selected may be foreign players.

According to a report on The New Zealand Times, the teams are likely to get a purse of Rs 90 crore at the next IPL auction.

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The report further states that the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad, can choose three players before the auction after retentions are over. The combination for these two teams would be two Indians and one foreign player.

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Samson had a 2021 sterling IPL in the United Arab Emirates, but RR failed to advance to the playoffs after finishing seventh on the IPL points table.

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Rajasthan have only won five out of 14 games, having lost a few very close matches.

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