The team is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan; they have been lauded for unearthing potential talented players for the next generation of the Indian cricket team.
During the bidding of various teams in 2008, emerging media gained the ownership of Rajasthan Royals with a bid of $67 million, making them least expensive team in the IPL.
Subsequently Rajasthan Royals went on to win the inaugural edition of IPL under the captaincy of Shane Watson, despite being written off as title contenders by media and fans.
And Ajinkya Rahane holds the record of most runs for Rajasthan Royals with 3098, while Shane Watson is the leading wicket-taker with 67.
Rajasthan Royals are one of the famous franchises in IPL. What makes them different from other teams is that they have been indulged in various controversies and were banned from playing in the IPL for two years along with Chennai Super Kings; subsequently, they returned to playing in 2018.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 auction
In IPL 2022 auction Rajasthan Royals had a salary cap of 62 crores, and out of 62 crores, the team spent 28 crores to retain their three most crucial players. Sanju Samson for 14 crores, Jos Buttler for 10 crores and Yashasvi Jaiswal for 4 crores.
Besides retaining their crucial players, Rajasthan Royals picked up 21 players during IPL 2022 auction. Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell were some key players picked in the auction. In contrast, Prasidh Krishna was the team’s costliest player at 10 crores in the IPL auction 2022.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 Schedule
|March 29||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30pm||MCA Stadium|
|April 2||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||3.30pm||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 5||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.30pm||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 10||Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30pm||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 14||Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans||7.30pm||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 18||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30pm||Brabourne|
|April 22||Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30pm||MCA Stadium|
|April 26||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30pm||MCA Stadium|
|April 30||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||7.30pm||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 2||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30pm||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 7||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30pm||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 11||Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals||7.30pm||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 15||Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30pm||Brabourne|
|May 20||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30pm||Brabourne, CCI|
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 full squad
Squad: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 strongest XI
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C&WK), Shimron Hetmyer, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan Royals have won IPL only once since their establishment and have failed to progress past the group stage eight times in 12 seasons. They have made it to playoffs only thrice, while they have finished eight or seventh most of the time in group stage.
Following the auction, it looked like they have purchased some impressive players, but still don’t have the great depth in their squad, having lost their momentum in IPL Rajasthan Royals will need to bounce back to qualify beyond the group stage.