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Rajasthan Royals


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PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Akash Singh Bowler Left Arm Fast Seam 18
Yashasvi Jaiswal Batsman - 19
Shreyas Gopal All-rounder Right Handed 27
Jaydev Unadkat Bowler Left Arm Fast Seam 29
Rahul Tewatia All-rounder - 27
Steve Smith Batsman Right Handed 31
Riyan Parag Batsman Right Handed 19
Jofra Archer Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 25
Kartik Tyagi All-rounder Right Handed 20
Tom Curran All-rounder Right Handed 25
Shashank Singh All-rounder Right Handed 29
Ben Stokes All-rounder - 29
Ankit Rajpoot Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 27
Anuj Rawat Wicket Keeper - 21
Varun Aaron Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 31
Andrew Tye Bowler Right Arm Medium Seam 34
David Miller Middle Order Batsman - 31
Robin Uthappa Batsman Right Handed 35
Mayank Markande Bowler Right Arm Leg spin 23
Aniruddha Joshi All-rounder Right Handed 33
Sanju Samson Wicket Keeper Right Handed 26
Mahipal Lomror Bowler Left Arm Orthodox 21
Jos Buttler Wicket Keeper Right Handed 30
Manan Vohra Batsman Right Handed 27
Oshane Thomas Bowler Right Arm Fast Seam 23
ABOUT

Captain - Steve Smith

Ambassador(S) - Shane Warne

Logo - Two 'Rs' back to back with trumpeting lions on either side and Rajasthan Royals inscribed, all in gold against a blue background.

Jersey - Predominantly pink jersey with accents of blue.

Team Song - Halla Bol.

Major Rivals - Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad.


Table of Contents


  1. RR Schedule for IPL 2020
  2. History
  3. Administration and Support Staff
  4. Team Sponsors
  5. RR - Batting Stats
  6. RR - Bowling Stats
  7. Fan Base
  8. Rajasthan Royals - Performance over the years
  9. RR 2020 Squad - Players to Watchout
  10. RR FAQs


RR Schedule for IPL 2020


Match No.DateDayTeamsVenueTime (IST)
52 Apr 2020ThursdayChennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsChennai20:00
95 Apr 2020SundayRajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsGuwahati20:00
139 Apr 2020ThursdayRajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersGuwahati20:00
1612 Apr 2020SundaySunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsHyderabad16:00
2015 Apr 2020WednesdayMumbai Indians vs Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai20:00
2318 Apr 2020SaturdayRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsBengaluru20:00
2721 Apr 2020TuesdayRajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadJaipur20:00
3125 Apr 2020SaturdayRajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreJaipur20:00
3629 Apr 2020WednesdayRajasthan Royals vs Kings XI PunjabJaipur20:00
392 May 2020SaturdayKolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsKolkata20:00
424 May 2020MondayRajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsJaipur20:00
468 May 2020FridayKings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsMohali20:00
5011 May 2020MondayRajasthan Royals vs Mumbai IndiansJaipur20:00
5213 May 2020WednesdayDelhi Capitals vs Rajasthan RoyalsDelhi20:00


Rajasthan Royals is a franchise cricket team based in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which participates in the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals was founded in 2008. The team has Sawai Mansingh Stadium, in Jaipur for its home ground. The team is currently led by the Australian batsman, Steven Smith. RR was the winner of the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. It is their sole IPL title.


History


2008

  1. Deemed underdogs by cricketing pundits.
  2. Australian ace spinner Shane Warne named captain.
  3. RR smashes through popular opinions to lift the inaugural IPL trophy.

2009

  1. The Defending champions lost their trump card from the first season, Sohail Tanvir due to the ban imposed by the BCCI on Pakistani players.
  2. Shane Watson was also unavailable for the entire season.
  3. RR finishes 6th out of the eight teams.

2010

  1. Yusuf Pathan hits the then fastest IPL hundred off of just 37 balls.
  2. Rajasthan failed miserably for the second time as they finished 7th this time.

2011

  1. RR and KXIP got temporarily ejected out of IPL due to issues of their unreported ownership changes.
  2. Shane Watson and Shane Warne were retained.
  3. RR bought in serious pace attack in Shaun Tait and Johan Botha.
  4. RR finished 6th.

2012

  1. Rajasthan Royals finished in seventh place after a disappointing season.
  2. RR won only seven matches out of sixteen.

2013

  1. RR finished third in the group stages.
  2. They won the eliminator but lost the Qualifier 2.
  3. Three Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested from Mumbai by Delhi Police along with eleven bookies on charges of spot-fixing in the tournament on 16th May, 2013. They were later suspended by BCCI indefinitely.

2014

  1. Rajasthan Royals retained five players – Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Stuart Binny.
  2. Shane Watson was named captain.
  3. RR failed to qualify for the playoffs and finished 5th.

2015

  1. Shane Watson continued as the captain for the second year.
  2. RR reached the playoffs and finished fourth.

2016

  1. RR were banned following the spot-fixing fiasco.

2017

  1. RR were banned following the spot-fixing fiasco.

2018

  1. Rajasthan made their comeback after the two-year ban.
  2. Ajinkya Rahane was appointed the captain of the team.
  3. Following Steven Smith's ban, Heinrich Klassen was named as replacement.

2019

  1. Steven Smith returns after the ban.
  2. Another disappointing year as RR finishes the season at the 7th place.

2020

  1. RR's recent additions before the 2020 IPL are- Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Anirudha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran


Administration and Support Staff


Team Director: Zubin Bharucha

Team & Cricket Operations Manager: NA

Head Coach: Andrew McDonald

Batting Coach: Amol Muzumdar

Bowling Coach: Sairaj Bahutule

Fielding Coach: NA

Bowling Talent Development and Analytics: NA

Strength and Conditioning Coach: NA

Physiotherapist: NA


Team Sponsors


Rajasthan Royals have signed a deal with 'Expo 2020' to be their title sponsor. Expo 2020 is a World Expo which is going to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It will open on October 20, 2020. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris awarded Dubai as the host on November 27, 2013.


Also see - IPL 2020 teams & squads


RR - Batting Stats


Most Runs: Sanju Samson : 3280

Most Centuries: Sanju Samson : 2

Most Fifties: Rahul Dravid : 11

Best Average: Adam Voges : 45.25

Best Strike Rate: Jos Butler : 150.81

Most Sixes: Sanju Samson : 89

Highest Score: Ben Stokes : 103*


RR - Bowling Stats


Most Wickets: Dhawal Kulkarni - 86

Best Economy: Shane Warne - 7.27

Best Bowling Figures: Sohail Tanvir - 4-14-6

Best Average: Shreyas Gopal - 19.39

Most 4 Wickets: Sohail Tanvir - 1


Fan Base


Rajasthan Royals have earned themselves a loyal fan army over the years. From being underdogs in the first IPL season to one of the most cheered teams in the IPL, the Royals have sure come a long way . The Sawai Mansingh stadium looks like a sea of pink every time the Royals play there.


The official Instagram handle of RR has over 829K followers. On YouTube the official Rajasthan Royals account has over 91K subscribers. Rajasthan Royals' Facebook page is also very active with regular updates and uploads and 4.1M followers.


Rajasthan Royals - Performance over the years


YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2019Ajinkya Rahane7thAjinkya Rahane393Shreyas Gopal2036%
2018Ajinkya Rahane4thJos Butler548Jofra Archer1550%
2017Suspended------------------
2016Suspended------------------
2015Shane Watson4thAjinkya Rahane540Chris Morris1350%
2014Shane Watson5thAjinkya Rahane339Pravin Tambe1550%
2013Rahul Dravid3rdShane Watson543James Faulkner2862.50%
2012Rahul Dravid7thAjinkya Rahane560Brad Hogg1043.75%
2011Shane Warne6thRahul Dravid343Shane Warne1342.86%
2010Shane Warne7thNaman Ojha337Shane Warne1142.86%
2009Shane Warne6thRavindra Jadeja295Munaf Patel1642.86%
2008Shane Warne1stShane Watson472Sohail Tanvir2278.57%


RR 2020 Squad - Players to Watchout


#1. Steve Smith

One of the modern day greats, Steven Smith is the central figure in the Rajasthan Royals line-up. He is even set to lead the side again. If he goes all guns firing, he can turn the course of matches single handedly. He is one of the most devastating batsmen in world cricket at the moment and surely one of the players to watch out for this IPL.


#2. Ben Stokes

Unarguably Ben Stokes is the most versatile all-rounder at the moment in cricket. He played a major role in England's 2019 World Cup victory. He has even shown his character in Test cricket. Ben is going to be RR's trump card in this IPL.


#3. Jos Butler

The wicketkeeper-batsman from England is a run-machine. Butler is known for scoring quick runs which might be in hand with the fast paced nature of the IPL. Apart from his batting skills, Butler has other services to offer. He is simply brilliant behind the wicket which is going to be a crucial asset to RR's disposal.


#4. David Miller

Well, you just do not earn a nickname such as 'Killer' Miller if you are not worth it. David Miller has lit up IPL seasons on several occasions with his cruel batting and no doubt he is going to do so yet again this time.


#5. Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson was just a young talent when he got drafted to RR. But today he has risen to the position of an important player in RR's squad. Recently Samson has also worked his way into the national squad. With his hitting abilities and his warm young blood, he can cause some serious trouble for the opposition.


RR FAQs


1) Which players did RR retain before the 2020 auctions?

A. RR retained the following players before the 2020 auction : Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron, Manan Vohra.


2) Who were the players released by RR before the 2020 auctions?

A. RR released the following players before the 2020 auction : Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Shubham Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Aryaman Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Liam Livingstone, Sudheshan Midhun, Ajinkya Rahane.


3) Who were the players bought by RR in the 2020 auctions?

A. RR bought the following players in the 2020 auction : Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Anirudha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran.


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