The Rajasthan Royals (RR) entered the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008 as underdogs because, unlike the other sides, their squad did not have enough star power. Despite this, he stopped lifting the under-trophy Great leg spinner Shane Warne, Proving what a difference the players’ performance made on the field, more than the big names. However, since then, it has been 11 seasons, during which RR also faced a two-season ban, and they are yet to play their second final, let alone win the title. Last season there was nothing to write home about and he too had to step down from captaincy to Ajinkya Rahane. Steve Smith of Australia. Even he failed to work and they finished seventh in the points table. Steve Smith & Co. will enter the new season with renewed expectations and repeat the magic of their inaugural season and win their second title.
While his squad did not have enough firepower in the inaugural season, their current squad has captain Steve Smith, and some of England’s best players such as Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer and Jose Butler.
England’s ICC World Cup heroes ride on his shoulders when he takes the field for Rajasthan Royals. Ipl 2020. In the past two seasons, Stokes has not lived up to expectations and Royals fans are hoping that this is the third time lucky for an English all-rounder who has match-winning players with some notable performances in 2019. Knock in 50-over World Cup final.
Strike Rate: 132.01
One of the best batsmen of the current generation, Steve Smith had a good last season, scoring 319 runs in 12 matches with the help of three half-centuries. Smith has been part of the IPL since 2012 and has scored 2,000 runs in 81 matches at a terrific strike rate of 128.95. He also has a century which he scored in 2016.
Strike Rate: 128.95
England’s wicket-keeper Rajasthan has been one of the standout performers for the Royals in the last two seasons, scoring 548 and 311 runs in 2018 and 2019 respectively. One of the most destructive wicketkeeper batsmen, Butler has played 45 matches so far in the IPL, scoring 1386 runs, most of which has come in the Rajasthan shirt in the last two seasons. Butler also has an excellent strike rate of 150.81.
Strike Rate: 150.81
Bought at last year’s IPL auction for Rs 3 crore, Robin Uthappa One of the most experienced players in IPL history, who has 177 appearances behind his back. Uthappa can bat in different positions according to the team’s choice and his stats speak of versions of his already proven match winning ability. With 4411 runs, he is eighth in the list of IPL runners. Apart from his batting, Uthappa has also proved his aptitude behind the stumps in the past – something that the franchise would not mind using as it offers an opportunity to tamper with his team’s creations.
Strike rate: 130.50
The pace bowlers and Steve Smith, who bowled Jofra Archer during the Ashes last year, added to the rivalry between England and Australia and the Rajasthan Royals would be happy to include both in their squad. Archer was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 auction for Rs 7.20 crore before he made his debut in England and has since won more than 50 World Cups and is drawing Ashes on home soil. In the last two IPL seasons, he has performed impressive off the ball, taking 26 wickets with a good economy of 7.52.
Other squad members:
Ankit Rajput, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Ryan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashaswati Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Karthik David, Tyagi, Taze, Anirudh Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curren
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com
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