Jaipur, Nov 30, : The Rajasthan Royals, a franchise of Royals Sports Group, on Tuesday announced a list of players that they have retained ahead of the Indian Premier League 2022 auction.The franchise has retained two Indian and an overseas player in the form Sanju Samson, their influential skipper, and Yashasvi Jaiswal (a young batter who is uncapped but a great talisman for England).The Royals have retained Sanju Samson, their leader, as their first retained player.This comes with a purse of?14 crore.Since his 2013 debut with the Royals, the right-handed batter has scored 3068 runs in 121 IPL matches and has a strike rate in excess of 134.20.He also spent seven seasons with them.
Sanju Samson stated, “Having started my IPL journey alongside the Royals and now leading this franchise is an enormous honour for me as I look to further strengthen our Roots with a eye on the IPL trophy once again with both familiar and fresh faces — and strong hearts,”
The Royals’ second retained player at a price of?10 million is Jos Buttler, a 50-over World Cup winner from England, who many consider to be the best T20I batter currently in the world.His outstanding performances for both England National Team and Royals have been exemplary over the years.The 31-year old will be a key player for the franchise with his 1968 runs in 65 IPL matches at an average of 150 and his stellar performances for the Royals.
“I’m very excited to be staying with Rajasthan Royals.I consider the Royals my second home.
I have received tremendous support and love from the franchise over the past four seasons.Jos Buttler, upon his departure from the Royals, stated that he was delighted to continue with the team and look forward to contributing to the creation of a champion team.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, a 19-year-old uncapped player, becomes the second-youngest player to be retained in IPL teams.The youngest is Sanju Samson, Jaiswal’s current skipper at Royals.
He was retained by the franchise at the tender age of 19 years, 2 months.Jaiswal was purchased by the Royals in 2020 Auction for a sum total of?2.4 million.He has played 13 matches and impressed with his runs of 249 runs in 10 games, at a strike rate 148.21 in IPL2021.The Royals have decided to support Jaiswal’s potential as a top order batter.
They will keep the confident-looking left-hander as the third player for?4 million.
“It’s a very satisfying reward to the hard work that I’ve done over the past few seasons.
It is a great motivator for me to have the support of the franchise, the owners, coaches, management — and I can’t WAIT to repay the faith that was shown in me.Jaiswal expressed his gratitude for being part of a team that is known to develop young talent and offer opportunities.
Kumar Sangakkara, Director of Cricket, spoke about the decision to retain the players.”We had to consider a lot of factors while making this decision.Although we would have liked to have retained four players, the uncertainty surrounding Jofra’s long-term injury forced us to keep only three.These players were chosen to retain a strong core of players who also happen to be the Royals’ leadership team.
This also gives us the ability to spend in the auction.Although it was a difficult decision, we are happy to confirm that Sanju Jos and Yashasvi will remain with us as the backbone to our team.
This trio of dynamic players is the best to lead this team forward and has the qualities we want in our players as they look forward to the next season.We also want to thank all the players for their hard work over the past seasons and for keeping the Rajasthan Royals values intact.
RETENTIONS:INDIANS:Sanju SamsonYashasvi Jaiswal (uncapped)
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