With the rising season of Indian Premier League 2020, the teams are almost done with the virtual launch. So, is the “Money-ball” team; popularly known as “Rajasthan Royals”. RR has always been a star in the eyes of spectators. The will, determination and hard-work of this team had always been worth a shot. With a score of 81 winning matches, the team makes us skip a beat. A constant holder of cheers and wishes, the team never fail to spread sparkles. The energy of this franchise is always seen, even with the tagline, “#HallaBol”. The 2020 season will be the 11th season for the royals in Indian Premier League.
Currently being captained by Steve Smith, the Royals have appointed Australian coach Andrew McDonald as the team coach. Also, during the IPL 2020 Auction, the team purchased the most players. Which remarked the gearing up of RR this season. They’re ready with their clear vision and high potential.
Players to Watch out:
Rajasthan Royals had always set a mark for bringing up young talents. Besides, this season moving forward with a well balanced strategy side senior players who can be an asset for Second Trophy. The Royals will be steering ahead with these international talents towards victory and guiding the young players with experience. Currently being captained by Steve Smith, the Royals have appointed Australian coach Andrew McDonald as the team coach. Also, during the IPL 2020 Auction, the team purchased the most players. Which remarked the gearing up of RR this season. They’re ready with their clear vision and high potential.
Players bought: Robin Uthappa , Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal , Anuj Rawat , Akash Singh , Kartik Tyagi , David Miller , Oshane Thomas , Anirudha Joshi , Andrew Tye, Tom Curran.
1. Jos Buttler
With the joining of Jos Buttler, English wicket-keeper batsman in 2018 sorted the top batting series of Rajasthan Royals and a turning point in his life. He smashed 548 runs in just 13 games at an outstanding average of 54.80 in his first ever season as a Royals player. He continued his good run of form in the 2019 season as he scored 311 runs in just eight innings at an excellent average of 38.87. Thus, he is a complete game changer and tands to take away the game from opposition.
2. Steve Smith
An ace Australian batsman and a lead of Rajasthan Royals batting scheme is tough to handle. Smith has a vast experience of playing in the league and has amassed over 2000 runs at an excellent average of 37.44. His overall league strike-rate is 128.95 but he will look to improve on that. Since 2019, Smith has scored 250 runs in T20s at a much improved strike-rate of over 145 at a mammoth average of 83.33. Smith scored a commendable 319 runs for the Royals in 2019 at a healthy average of 39.87. Thus, there’s a complete chance to observe further improvement this season.
3. Yashasvi Jaiswal
The talented left-hander, who is one of the brightest young talents in the country is a fresh member in the team. Observing the potential and talent, the management in course for a tough decision of where to place him in the batting scheme. Boasting the name as a well talented batsman, may be seen in the top order ranking of the team. Holding high hopes, the team is in regular practice with Yashasvi in-order to pitch in with a list of strong batsmen. The left-handed star batter announced himself by attaining 400 runs during India’s U-19 2020 World Cup.
4. Ben Stokes
The all-rounder pivotal player of the international cricket is one of the watch-out players of the team. During the last year England World Cup victory over Australia, he drew up some brilliant knocks. Moreover, with Indian Premier League Stokes is ready for a sparkling tournament and is looking forward to an outstanding form of his, as he step up for this big stage.
5. Jofra Archer
A well known leader of Rajasthan Royals with a remarkable bowling attack since 2018 in the international cricket is again a step up for the team when it comes to numbers. In two editions of the tournament, Archer has played a total of 21 matches and has picked up 26 wickets at a superb strike-rate of 18.88. His overall economy rate in the league is 7.52, and his improved economy of 6.76 in the 2019 season. This depicts the stats in upward direction. This season, it’s well expected that when the team may need a hit on the numbers of wickets, Archer will be their go-to bowler.
IPL Team History
- 2008 IPL Champions
- 2009 Knocked out in league stage after finishing 6th out of 8 teams
- 2010 – Knocked out in league stage after finishing 7th out of 8 teams
- 2011 – Knocked out in league stage after finishing 6th out of 10 teams
- 2012 – Knocked out in league stage after finishing 7th out of 9 teams
- 2013 Qualified for playoffs, won the eliminator but lost the 2nd qualifier
- 2014 – Knocked out in league stage after finishing 5th out of 8 teams
- 2015 Qualified for playoffs but knocked out in Eliminator
- 2016 Suspended
- 2017 Suspended
- 2018 – Qualified for playoffs but knocked out in Eliminator
- 2019 – Knocked out in league stage after finishing 7th out of 8 teams
- Head coach: Andrew McDonald
- Batting coach: Amol Mazumdar
- Spin bowling coach: Sairaj Bahutule
- Spin consultant and operations executive: Ish Sodhi
Thus, with the observed strategies team turns out to be well prepared. With a full teaming to head up aiming for the victory, it seems RR is going to mark a stiff presence in the tournament. The Royals are on their way.