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 

Date MatchTimeVenue 
March 29Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals7.30pmMCA Stadium
April 2Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals3.30pmDY Patil Stadium
April 5Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7.30pmWankhede Stadium
April 10Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants7.30pmWankhede Stadium
April 14Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans7.30pm DY Patil Stadium
April 18Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders7.30pmBrabourne
April 22Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals7.30pmMCA Stadium
April 26Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals7.30pmMCA Stadium
April 30Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians7.30pmDY Patil Stadium
May 2Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals7.30pmWankhede Stadium
May 7Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals7.30pmWankhede Stadium
May 11Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals7.30pmDY Patil Stadium
May 15Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals7.30pmBrabourne
May 20Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings7.30pmBrabourne, 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.