IPL 2020 UAE: Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team Profile Overview, Stats, Auctions Analysis, Season-Wise Performance, Full Schedule and Squad

Everything to know about Rajasthan Royals updated team for Indian Premier League Season 2020.

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Rajasthan Royals were the winners of the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Legendary leg spinner Shane Warne led the young Royals side to their maiden IPL triumph. But the Jaipur based franchise has not tasted victory in any other editions of the IPL. The best performance since the inaugural edition was in 2013 under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy where they finished in the 3rd place. Last season, they finished 7th.

However, a fresh Royals side has quality players in all 3 departments and would be raring to perform their best. The Royals could be one of the underdogs this season.

Rajasthan Royals: Team Overview

This year team Rajasthan has made the most out of the IPL auctions and purchased 11 players. This is the highest number of players purchased by a side in the auctions of IPL 2020. They have also assigned the captaincy to Australian batsman Steven Smith. However, the Royals will miss Indian Batsman Ajinjya Rahane who was traded to Delhi Daredevils.

Strengths

The biggest strength for the Rajasthan Royals will be their top order. They have Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Steven Smith, and Sanju Samson as the top order batters who are all experienced players.

Weakness

Rajasthan Royals have lacked consistency in winning games in most of the seasons. They have played in the Playoffs only 3 times. The Royals also need to improve their bowling performance given good batting and all-round players in the squad.

Rajasthan Royals: Season Wise Performance

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%

Rajasthan Royals: Team Stats

Batting

  • Most Runs: Ajinkya Rahane (3098)
  • Most 100’s: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson (2)
  • Most 50’s: Ajinkya Rahane (21)
  • Best Batting Average: Jos Buttler (47.72)
  • Best Strike Rate: Yusuf Pathan (161.24)
  • Most 6’s: Shane Watson (114)
  • Highest Individual Score: Ajinkya Rahane(105*)

Bowling

  • Most Wickets: Shane Watson (67)
  • Best Bowling figures: Sohail Tanvir (6-14)
  • Most 4 wickets Haul: Kevon Cooper, Pravin Tambe (1)
  • Most 5 Wicket Hauls: James Faulkner (2)

Rajasthan Royals: 2020 Auction Buys and Trades

Buys

  1. Robin Uthappa (3 crores) Indian Wicketkeeper Batsman
  2. Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 3 crore) Indian  fast Bowler
  3. Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 2.4 crore) Indian Batsman
  4.  Kartik Tyagi (Rs 1.3 crore) Indian Batsman
  5. Tom Curran (1 crore) England Fast bowler
  6. Andrew Tye  (Rs 1 crore)Australian Fast Bowler
  7. Anuj Rawat (Rs 80 lakh) Indian wicketkeeper
  8. David Miller (Rs 75 lakh)  South Africa batsman
  9. Oshane Thomas (Rs 50 lakh) West Indian fast bowler
  10. Akash Singh (Rs 20 lakh) Indian fast bowler
  11. Aniruddha Joshi (Rs 20 lakh) Indian all-rounder.

Traded-:

  1. Mayank Markande from Mumbai Indians,
  2. Dhawal Kulkarni to Mumbai Indians
  3. K Gowtham to Kings XI Punjab
  4. Ankit Rajpoot from Kings XI Punjab.
  5. Ajinkya Rahane to Delhi Capitals
  6. Rahul Tewatia from Delhi Capitals

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad for IPL 2020

Steven Smith (c), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Anuj Rawat, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron

Rajasthan Royals Full Schedule for IPL 2020

  • September 22: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST
  • September 27: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST
  • September 30: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
  • September 22: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi, 3:30 PM IST
  • October 06: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST
  • October 09: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST
  • October 11: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai, 3:30 PM IST
  • October 14: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
  • October 17: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dubai, 3:30 PM IST
  • October 19: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST
  • October 22: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST
  • October 25: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST
  • October 30: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi, 7:30 PM IST
  • November 01: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai, 7:30 PM IST

Also Read: IPL 2020 UAE: Mumbai Indians (MI) Team Profile Overview, Stats, Auctions Analysis, Season-Wise Performance, Full Schedule and Squad

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