Which team will sign Steve Smith for IPL 2021?
It came as a shock to Rajasthan Royal fans when the franchise released their captain Steven Smith for the trade-in IPL 2021. He had been part of the team that led the franchise to many wins. The player took over the captaincy in IPL 2015. His captaincy lasted for a year. IPL 2021 Steve Smith Auction
The player was banned from IPL as he was involved in a spot-fixing scandal. But the franchise showed their faith in the player and again appointed him as their captain in 2018. The player was again involved in a scandal and was banned by the Australian Cricket Board for 12 months. Though the player again joined IPL with the same team his captainship was taken. Then the captaincy was given to Ajinkay Rahane. But the team wasn’t flourishing under the leadership of Rahane and Smith was again made the skipped of RR. He didn’t show a good performance in IPL 2020, so finally the franchise has decided to let him go. RR has appointed Sanju Samson as their new captain for IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 Steve Smith Auction: Teams that may sign Steve Smith are:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
MS Dhoni-led CSK could be one of the potential teams that would like the sign, Smith. IPL 2020 wasn’t a good year for the team as it came to 7th position, so the team is supposing to make some changes. For the team, it will be good if they appoint a batsman and Smith is a well-played right-hand batsman. He has also played with the current captain of the team. MS Dhoni is supposed to retire soon and it will be a good opportunity as he can be appointed as the next captain for the team.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
The team saw a huge change in captaincy as well as coaching. The team had its win at the beginning of the IPL but for the past few years, the team hasn’t even qualified for the play-off. They have recently released Glenn Maxwell and they have a position for international players. So, it is suspected that Smith can be signed by this team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli’s RCB has played very well this season and also got qualified for the play-offs. They were unable to make it to the finals. Smith will be a good addition to the team. He will be a good addition as the team wants a good batsman. So, he can be signed for the team.
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