Table of Contents
Rajasthan Royals (often abbreviated as RR) are a franchise cricket team based in Jaipur , Rajasthan that plays in the Indian Premier League, IPL. Founded in 2008 as one of the initial eight IPL franchises, the team is based at the Sawai Mansing Stadium in Jaipur. The Royals are known to unearth obscure, high potential talent, as well as for their involvement in a number of controversies and scandals.
The team won the inaugral edition of the IPL, Indian Premier League Official Website (iplt20.com) under the captaincy of Shane Warne, despite being written off as a title contender by the media and fans. The Royals were also the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy.
IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals team profile
Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the inaugural 2008 season and have recently completed a major revamp in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction last month.
The champions of the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 have been far from impressive in their performance for the majority of their time in the tournament ever since. RR has seen many captains, from Ajinkya Rahane to Steven Smith to Sanju Samson, but the trophy has still evaded them.
However, the mega auction has ensured the franchises could start afresh and build a squad from scratch. RR had their plans sorted as they retained Skipper, Sanju Samson (Rs 14 crore), Jos Buttler (Rs 10 crore) and Yashaswi Jaiswal (Rs 4 crore) pre-auction.
IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Rajasthan then went to the IPL 2022 mega auction table. The Royals spent Rs 10 crore on Indian fast bowler, Prasidh Krishna and then roped in West Indian batter, Shimron Hetmyer, shelling out Rs 8.50 crore for him. In Trent Boult (Rs 8 crore), Devdutt Padikkal (Rs 7.75 crore), Yuzvendra Chahal (Rs 6.50 crore) and R Ashwin (Rs 5 crore), they formed their core.
RR also roped in the experienced Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs 2 crore and young Indian cricketer Riyan Parag for Rs 3.80 crore, amongst the other buys spending a total of Rs 61.05 crore on building their squad.
The Royals brought a lot of overseas players for their base prices and it did make their side look a more formidable one than before. They have a mix of youth and an experienced contingent in the lineup and it is time to predict the starting four players of Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals squad:
Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell
Rajasthan Royals Squad – List of RR Players in IPL 2022
Under Shane Warne’s leadership, Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, but the squad in pink has had a dry run since then. They’ve made the playoffs three times since their 2008 triumph but haven’t been able to recreate their achievements from the initial season.
RR Players List 2022: Complete Rajasthan Royals Squad & Players List for IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals bought two players from the marquee list in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin and Trent Boult. The franchise grabbed leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who is a match-winner with the ball and forms an excellent spin attack alongside Ashwin.
Rajasthan Royals Players list after IPL Auction 2022
Bought / Retained
|1||Sanju Samson||Retained||14 crore|
|2||Yashasvi Jaiswal||Retained||4 crore|
|3||Ravichandran Ashwin||Bought||5 crore|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal||Bought||6.5 crore|
|5||Devdutt Paddikal||Bought||7.75 crore|
|6||Prasidh Krishna||Bought||10 crore|
|7||Riyan Parag||Bought||3.80 crore|
|8||KC Cariappa||Bought||30 lakh|
|9||Shimron Hetmayer||Bought||8.5 crore|
|10||Trent Boult||Bought||8 crore|
|11||Jos Buttler||Retained||10 crore|
|12||K.C Cariappa||Bought||30 lakh|
|13||Navdeep Saini||Bought||2.6 crore|
|14||Obed Mccoy||Bought||75 lakh|
|15||Dhruv Jurel||Bought||20 lakh|
|16||Tejas Baroka||Bought||20 lakh|
|17||Kuldip Yadav||Bought||20 lakh|
|18||Shubham Garhwal||Bought||20 lakh|
|19||Anunay Singh||Bought||20 lakh|
|20||Daryl Mitchell||Bought||75 lakh|
|21||Rassie Van Der Dussen||Bought||1 crore|
|22||Karun Nair||Bought||1.4 crore|
|23||James Neesham||Bought||1.5 crore|
|24||Nathan Coulter-Nile||Bought||2 crore|
Rajasthan Royals (RR) IPL 2022 Schedule & Fixtures
|No.||Day||Date||Time||Home Team||Away Team||Venu||Result|
|5||TUE||29-Mar-2022||07:30 PM||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rajasthan Royals||MCA Stadium, Pune||SRH vs RR Dream11 Prediction and Match Preview|
|9||SAT||02-Apr-2022||03:30 PM||Mumbai Indians||Rajasthan Royals||DY Patil Stadium|
|13||TUE||05-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Wankhede Stadium|
|20||SUN||10-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Lucknow Super Giants||Wankhede Stadium|
|24||THU||14-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Gujrat Titans||DY Patil Stadium|
|30||MON||18-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata Knight Riders||Brabourne stadium|
|34||FRI||22-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Delhi Capitals||Rajasthan Royals||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|39||TUE||26-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rajasthan Royals||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|44||SAT||30-Apr-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Mumbai Indians||DY Patil Stadium|
|47||MON||02-May-2022||07:30 PM||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals||Wankhede Stadium|
|52||SAT||07-May-2022||03:30 PM||Punjab Kings||Rajasthan Royals||Wankhede Stadium|
|58||WED||11-May-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Delhi Capitals||DY Patil Stadium|
|63||SUN||15-May-2022||07:30 PM||Lucknow Super Giants||Rajasthan Royals||Brabourne stadium|
|68||FRI||20-May-2022||07:30 PM||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings||Brabourne stadium|
IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals (RR) Best Playing 11, Strength and Weakness, Prediction
With the presence of Buttler, Jaiswal and Samson, Royals top order was sorted. Then they added the likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Daryl Mitchell, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Karun Nair and Shimron Hetmyer to stack the options with balance of left and right hand combinations. Their batting looks solid and their bowling seems sorted with the addition of India’s top spin bowling options R Ashwin and Chahal. Also in the squad as tweakers are KC Cariappa and Tejas Baroka. Pace bowling too seems to be top notch led by Krishna and Boult. While Krishna and Boult are expected to spearhead the bowling, one of Navdeep Saini, James Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be playing the supporting role. The RR squad has even more depth in the pace bowling department with the likes of Obed McCoy, Kuldip Yadav and Kuldeep Sen also in the squad. So, with all areas covered, RR looks a promising side heading into the tournament.
Not many weaknesses, but may arise if they fail to secure a string of wins. Also the worrisome factor of finishing off games may still haunt them. While batting seems stacked, finishing games has always been a worry for Royals, and this season too that may continue. Apart from an in-form Hetmyer and to some extent James Neesham, Royals lack that one player who can consistently finish games and put an element of fear in the opposition. Buttler and Samson can also play that role, but if they are dismissed early, the pressure will be on the likes of Riyan Parag or R Ashwin and the other lower-order to take the team past the line. Although it’s pretty early to judge, Samson’s captaincy may also be scrutinized if RR don’t secure wins early in the season. He has delivered under-pressure most of the times, but the wicketkeeper-batter won only 5 of the 14 matches when he led Royals last season.
A better finish than the last few seasons is on the cards. In fact, Royals have formed a good squad with a suitable back up in every position to be challenging for the top spots. If their core stays fit and the batters are able to finish games, RR will definitely seal a play-off spot as their formidable bowling set-up is capable enough to to do the damage most of the time. If they click as a team, RR is also one of three teams that can reach the final with kind of team they have assembled this season.