The IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has released team captain Steve Smith. The team had ended up last in the points table under the captaincy of Steve Smith in IPL 2020 played in the UAE. After an ‘intense’ discussion, the team management decided to release Smith. He has been replaced by Sanju Samson as the new captain for the next season. Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed the new director of the team. Players like Varun Aaron, Ankit Rajput and Tom Curran have also been dropped. The team played 14 league matches out of which it won only 6 and suffered loss in 8 matches. Smith scored 311 runs in 14 matches this season at an average of 25.91 including two half-centuries.