The Rajasthan Royals, who are the Champions of the first edition of the IPL (2008), have not qualified for the finals any time after. After the success in 2008, Rajasthan Royals have reached only three times at the playoffs stage. Also, they were suspended in the 2016 and 2017 seasons and they were back in 2018.
Last year Rajasthan Royals had to settle for the fourth position. For the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals retained some of the key players, bought some new and released the remains who are not performing.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) released some big players like Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, D’Arcy Short, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Laughlin, Dane Paterson before the auction.
They Retained some consistent players such as Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi.
Royals surprisingly bought again left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat for Rs 8.4 crores after being released. During the previous auction, the franchise had bought him for Rs 11.5 crores. They retained former Australian captain Steven Smith for the 2019 season who banned for one year. Rajasthan Royals (RR) signing Varun Aaron and Oshane Thomas to strengthened their bowling department.
Rajasthan Royals 2019 Players List
Rajasthan Royals Retained Players: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi.
Rajasthan Royals Released Players: Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma, Jatin Saxena, D’Arcy Short, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Laughlin, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera.
Players Bought: Jaydev Unadkat (8.4 cr), Varun Aaron (2.4 cr), Oshane Thomas (1.1 cr), Ashton Turner (50 lakh), Liam Livingstone (50 lakh), Shashank Singh (30 lakh), Riyan Parag (20 lakh), Manan Vohra (20 lakh), Shubham Ranjane (20 lakh).
Rajasthan Royals Full Squad 2019
Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livinstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI
Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi/Manan Vohra, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni/Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat.
Note: The probable playing 11 has been assembled by considering the previous performances of players.
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