Having appointed Samson as their captain before the 2021 season, the Royals have chosen the batter as the first retained player for Rs 14 crore.
The contest between the likes of Warrier and T Natarajan against Sanju Samson will be an interesting match-up while the Kerala bowlers will be wary of the likes of N Jagadeesan and Baba Aparajith
The cricketer sponsored the flight ticket of footballer Adarsh who got shortlisted for a one-month training stint with Spanish fifth division outfit CD La Virgen del Camino.
Star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell blazed away to an unbeaten 50 off just 30 balls, while Srikar Bharat played sensibly for his 44 off 35 deliveries.
Samson, who has been in sublime touch said that he is trying to "share information" with his teammates as to what has worked for him during the second leg of the IPL.
The Royals lost momentum after Samson was dismissed as they could not find a single boundary in the last 17 balls of their innings.
RR are currently placed seventh in the standings with eight points from nine games, while SRH are already out of contention following just one victory and eight reverses.
Rajasthan Royals pulled off an incredible two-run victory over the Punjab Kings, on Tuesday, Sept 21, after Karthik Tyagi gave just one run and picked up two wickets in an incredible final over.
In the one ODI, Sanju Samson managed to score 46, while in the three T20Is, the right-handed batsman managed to score just 34 runs.
In case there is an alternate plan then Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad might get a look-in rather than an out-of-form Manish Pandey.
Rahul Dravid ensured game time for almost everyone in the squad as Nitish Rana, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Kishnappa Gowtham and Sanju Samson made their debuts.
Ishan Kishan is making his ODI debut while Samson's injury is being monitored by the medical team.
Captaincy was great learning experience for Sanju Samson, he was really growing into the role: Jos Buttler
Sanju Samson, who had finished as the side's highest run-getter in the 2020 season, had replaced Steve Smith as skipper of Rajasthan Royals in January.
IPL Eliminator: Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane says needed someone to bat through the chase against Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahane revealed he had asked Samson during the second strategic timeout in the 14th over to play till the end while he would look to up the ante.
We were under pressure in Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals, says Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik
Praising their bowlers, Dinesh Karthik said Royals always think out of the box and gets the opposing captain thinking.