Rajasthan Royals is a franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The team plays its home matches in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The Rajasthan Royals have a lot of potential talent as well as a number of controversies and scandals.
The Rajasthan Royals is an authentic team of the IPL since the inaugural season in 2008. The franchise won the very first season. RR was bought by Emerging Media with a bid of $67 million making it the most expensive team of the IPL. They have a lot of controversies regarding the ownership of the franchise which led to the expulsion of the team in 2010. The team has a pre-tax profit of $7.5 million in the year 2009. In 2015, the team was banned for two years due to the Lodha Committee inquiry. Later, the team was a part of huge controversy since there were false bids that violated BCCI norms. In 2008, all-rounder, Shane Watson won the man of the tournament award for scoring 472 runs and picking 17 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals’ Full Squad
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, 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, Kuldip Yadav, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Tejas Baroka, Shubham Garhwal.
The top order of the franchise is quite strong with the presence of Jos Buttler, Jaiswal and Sanju Samson. The batting looks quite sorted and the team also has top bowlers in the team like R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. The squad has the best pace bowlers like Krishna and Boult. The squad has more experienced pace bowlers like Obed McCoy, Kuldip Yadav and Kuldeep Sen, the team honestly looks quite promising.
The franchise has got all-rounders in abundance as well as there’s the kiwi duo Jimmi Neesham and Daryl Mitchell but they don’t have a good record on paper. This will greatly impact in deciding the fifth bowling option and there would be some extra added pressure on the senior players as well.