The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a T20 Cricket League professionally played in India is contested at the end of the first quarter of the Year that is around March or April and May. As it is an Intra-country competition between different states of India, it represents about 8 different cities from different cultures. IPL was introduced in 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is the brainchild of Lalit Modi, who is the former commissioner and founder of the league.
After 11 successful seasons of IPL, it is back with the 12th season. The tournament this year commenced on 23rd March 2019.
The eight teams participating in IPL 12 are Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super, Kings Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Now everyone has a favorite team and ours happen to be the Rajasthan Royals.
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Rajasthan Royals represent the pink city of Jaipur. The blue shade of the team’s ensemble was supplanted to pink in 2019 IPL. Rajasthan Royals is one of the initial eighth franchise of IPL owned by Manoj Badale. Rajasthan Royals is looking for a push in their performance to match the success they had in the 2008 IPL where they won the title by defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final.
Rajasthan Royals had an interesting strategy in IPL 2019 auction which was held in Jaipur. Before the auction started, they had 16 players – Ajinkya Rahane [c], 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. They then bought 8 players and created the Rajasthan Royals roster of 25 players in which 8 players are from overseas.
Regardless of the way that they filled their total numbers of players in the squad, they finished the closeout with INR 7.15 crore in the bank.
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They bought Jaydev Unadkat for 8.4 crores, Varun Aaron for 2.4 crores, Oshane Thomas for 1.1 crores, Shashank Singh for 30 lakh, Liam Livingstone for 50 lakh, Shubham Ranjane for 20 lakh, Ashton Turner for 50 lakh, Riyan Parag for 20 lakh, and Manan Vohra for 20 lakh.
One of the greatest changes this year will be the presentation of Steve Smith in the Rajasthan Royals roster. The international Aussie cricketer is unquestionably there to support the Rajasthan Royals roster and could have a noteworthy effect amid his arrival to the diversion after a hole of just about one year. Another key improvement comes as another international Aussie cricketer in Ashton Turner. The 26-year-old got his first global get back to up at the of a Big Bash League season and batted to his potential in the ODI arrangement in India.
Steve Smith was designated as captain of the Rajasthan Royals roster even before their 2018 battle.
The Rajasthan Royals Roster contains these batsmen:
- Manan Vohra
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Sanju Samson (wk)
- Aryaman Birla
- Prashant Chopra
- Rahul Tripathi
- Steven Smith
- Jos Buttler (wk)
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The RR squads all-rounders are
- Riyan Parag
- Ashton Turner
- S Ranjane
- L Livingstone
- Shashank Singh
- K Gowtham
- Shreyas Gopal
- Stuart Binny
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
And the RR teams bowlers would be
- Ish Sodhi
- M Lomror
- Oshane Thomas
- Varun Aaron
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- S. Midhun
The 2019 IPL would be a quite interesting on-field battle to watch. We are very excited to see if Rajasthan Royals’ strategy works out. What do you think?