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IPL 2018: 3 players that Rajasthan Royals must retain

ANALYST
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18.42K   //    12 Nov 2017, 23:45 IST

James Faulkner
James Faulkner is a utility player in the shortest format of the game

Rajasthan Royals were the inaugural champions of the IPL in 2008 and will be back in the fray after two years of suspension. The tournament's governing council has confirmed that all teams will have the option of retaining a select number of players. The exact number as well as combination will be revealed when the various franchises meet on November 21.

If Royals are to win the title after ten long years, it will be important for them to choose these three talented players.


#3 James Faulkner

James Faulkner can be retained by the Rajasthan Royals as he was part of the team in 2015 before the franchise got suspended. The Australian can be very handy both with the bat and ball.

He has taken 59 wickets in the IPL including two 5-wicket hauls which came in the same season. He had an impressive outing in 2013 wherein he picked up 28 wickets in 16 matches.

Faulkner has also finished games for Rajasthan with the bat. Though his recent form does not appear adequate, he is a proven batsman during pressure situations in the death overs. Considering he is just 28 years of age, it will be a wise decision for the Royals to retain the all-rounder.

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ANALYST
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