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Rajasthan Royals

Full NameRajasthan Royals

Nick NameRR

Founded2008

GroundSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur & Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Team Owner(s)Amisha Hathiramani (44.2%), Manoj Badale (32.4%), Lachlan Murdoch (11.7%), Shane Warne (3%)

Prominent PlayersBen Stokes, Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, David Miller

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W May 02 2021
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Rajasthan Royals
Sunrisers Hyderabad
220/3 (20 ov)
165/8 (20 ov)
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May 05 2021
T20
Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings
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May 08 2021
T20
Rajasthan Royals
Mumbai Indians
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PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Sanju Samson Wicketkeeper Right Handed 26
Ben Stokes All Rounder Left Handed 29
Yashasvi Jaiswal Batsman Left Handed 19
Anuj Rawat Wicketkeeper Left Handed 21
Chris Morris All Rounder Right Handed 34
Andrew Tye Bowler Right Arm 34
Akash Singh Bowler - 25
Kartik Tyagi Bowler Right Arm 20
Jofra Archer Bowler Right Arm 26
Shreyas Gopal Bowler Right Arm 27
Rahul Tewatia All Rounder Left Handed 27
Jaydev Unadkat Bowler Left Arm 29
Chetan Sakariya Bowler Left Arm 22
Mayank Markande Bowler Right Arm 23
Shivam Dube All Rounder Left Handed 27
KC Cariappa Bowler Right Arm 27
Mahipal Lomror Batsman Left Handed 21
Mustafizur Rahman Bowler Left Arm 25
David Miller Batsman Left Handed 31
Liam Livingstone Batsman Right Handed 27
Jos Buttler Wicketkeeper Right Handed 30
Manan Vohra Batsman Right Handed 27
Riyan Parag Batsman Right Handed 19
Kuldip Yadav Bowler - 24
ABOUT

Captain - Sanju Samson

Vice Captain - N/A

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. History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. RR - Batting Stats
  5. RR - Bowling Stats
  6. Fan Base
  7. Rajasthan Royals - Performance over the years
  8. RR 2021 Squad - Players to Watchout
  9. RR FAQs


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. The Royals finish last on the points table with just 6 wins in 14 games and a negative Net Run Rate of 0.569.

2021

  1. RR's recent additions before the 2021 IPL are Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav and Akash Singh.

 

Administration and Support Staff

 

COO: Jake Lush McCrum

Strategy, Development and Performance Director: Zubin Bharucha

Director of Cricket Operations: Kumar Sangakkara

Head Coach: Trevor Penney

High Performance Batting Coach: Amol Muzumdar

Spin Bowling Coach: Sairaj Bahutule

Fast Bowling Coach: Rob Cassell

Fielding Coach: Dishant Yagnik

 

Team Sponsors

 

The Rajasthan Royals have a co-sponsorship deal with Yellow Panther, Sportz interactive, interactive avenues, epiphany, Jio, KEI Wires and Cables, Colgate, Kingfisher, Dream11, BKT, kotak, tv9 and Red Bull for IPL 2021.


Also see - RR 2021 Schedule

 

RR - Batting Stats

 

Most Runs: Ajinkya Rahane: 3098 runs

Most Centuries: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson: 2

Most Fifties: Ajinkya Rahane: 21

Best Average: Tom Curran: 83.00

Best Strike Rate: Kevon Cooper: 175.31

Most Sixes: Shane Watson: 114

Highest Score: Ben Stokes : 107*

 

RR - Bowling Stats

 

Most Wickets: Siddharth Trivedi: 65 wickets

Best Economy: Aaron Finch: 4.29

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

Best Average: Lee Carseldine: 6.00

Most 4 Wickets: Pravin Tambe, Kevon Cooper: 2

 

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 1.5 million followers, while their Twitter account has 1.4 million followers. On YouTube the official Rajasthan Royals account has over 338K subscribers. Rajasthan Royals' Facebook page is also very active with regular updates and uploads and 4.3 million followers.

 

Rajasthan Royals - Performance over the years

 

YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2020Steve Smith8thSanju Samson375Jofra Archer2043%
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 2021 Squad - Players to Watchout

 

#1. Chris Morris


The costliest buy in an IPL auction, Chris Morris, will have the responsibility of INR 16.25 crores on his shoulders as he arrives for IPL 2021 in India. He will be back with the Royals with the role of the primary all-rounder. He will be analyzed, evaluated and criticized for every ball he bowls or faces in the tournament.

 

#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 the Rajasthan Royals captain. With his hitting abilities and his warm young blood, he can cause some serious trouble for the opposition.

 

RR FAQs

 

Q1) Which players did RR retain before the 2021 auctions?


A. RR retained the following players before the 2021 auction: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller and Andrew Tye

 

Q2) Who were the players released by RR before the 2021 auctions?


A. RR released the following players before the 2021 auction: Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran and Varun Aaron.

 

Q3) Who were the players bought by RR in the 2021 auctions?


A. RR bought the following players in the 2021 auction: Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav and Akash Singh.


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