IPL 2023 : Rajasthan Royals Analysis and Updates

IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Analysis and Updates
IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Analysis and Updates

The latest season of IPL is just about to start. IPL 2023 auction have concluded successfully. All the 10 teams have build up their final squads for the upcoming seasons. In this article we will talk about Rajasthan Royals Analysis and Updates.

All the ten franchises have invested a lot of time, money and effort in building their respective squads for IPL 2023. Rajasthan Royals are keeping their eyes at attaining glory and lifting the coveted trophy. Rajasthan Royals is eager to make the most of this fresh start after their horrible campaign in the last season where they finished at seventh position.

RR IPL 2023 Auction Review

RR IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review
RR IPL 2023 Mega Auction Review

IPL 2023 auction was an opportunity for the franchises to rectify the mistakes in building their squad. RR started their journey of IPL 2022 by retaining their Skipper, Sanju Samson (Rs 14 crore), English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler (Rs 10 crore) and young star Yashaswi Jaiswal (Rs 4 crore).

At the IPL 2023 auctions, Rajasthan Royals bought the following players:-

  1. Jason Holder (INR 5.75 crore)
  2. Donovan Ferreira (INR 50 lakh)
  3. Kunal Rathore (INR 20 lakh)
  4. Adam Zampa (INR 1.5 crore)
  5. KM Asif (INR 30 lakh)
  6. Murugan Ashwin (INR 20 lakh)
  7. Akash Vashisht (INR 20 lakh)
  8. Abdul P A (INR 20 lakh)
  9. Joe Root (INR 1 crore)

RR IPL 2023 Squad

Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root.

IPL 2023 : Rajasthan Royals Team Analysis

RR 2023 Squad : Batsmen

Rajasthan Royals Best playing 11 for IPL 2022 - Jos Butler
Rajasthan Royals Best playing 11 for IPL 2023 – Jos Butler

Rajasthan Royals possess a star-studded batting order with the likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag. They have a fantastic top four which is mix of young potential and experience. Buttler and Samson are among the finest white-ball cricketers going around at this time. Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag will form the core of the Royals middle-order batting.

RR 2022 Squad : Wicketkeepers

RR IPL 2022 playing 11 - Sanju Samson
RR IPL 2023 playing 11 – Sanju Samson

Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson are the two options for this spot. Both are good at keeping the gloves for team. Samson has been donning the gloves for Rajasthan Royals for a long time. Therefore, we will witness Samson again behind the wickets for RR in IPL 2023.

RR 2023 Squad : All-Rounders

RR playing 11 - Jimmy Neesham
RR playing 11 – Jimmy Neesham

Rajasthan did not retain Jimmy Neesham for IPL 2023. Holder definitely has the ability to hit a few big sixes but he has never been consistent in his performances. They picked West Indies all rounder Jason Holder for 5.75 crore. Royals might be looking at Riyan Parag and Ravi Ashwin as other all-around options, but it is hard to expect explosive batting from them. The lack of options in all-rounders department could be a huge blow for Rajasthan Royals.

RR 2023 Squad : Bowlers

Prasidh Krishna Rajasthan Royals
Prasidh Krishna Rajasthan Royals

RR have done quite good in bowling department. Rajasthan Royals have spend a big amount on Prasidh Krishna, which makes him an invaluable asset for his team. Trent Boult will lead the pace attack of RR along with Prasidh Krishna.

Ashwin and Chahal are the two best players in their respective roles. The both will bring the much-desired experience in the spin bowling department for the Royals. They are veterans of IPL and could form a potent spin duo for RR in IPL 2023. RR also picked Adam Zampa at the IPL 2023 auctions but it will be difficult to get him a spot in Rajasthan Royals playing 11.

RR IPL 2023 Team Review

RR decided to retain Sanju Samson, Yashavi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler ahead of IPL 2023 Mega Auction. All three are openers. What was quite shocking is that, they spend a whooping amount of Rs. 7.75 cr. to bring in another opener, Devdutt Padikkal. It will be hard for the team management to manage the top four. They are strength as well as weakness of RR. Rajasthan’s overall IPL 2023 squad looks promising but they do not have many options on their bench.

RR Playing 11 2023 (Probable XI)

  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Devdutt Padikkal
  3. Sanju Samson
  4. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6. Riyan Parag
  7. R Ashwin
  8. Jason Holder
  9. Trent Boult
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Prasidh Krishna

IPL 2023 : Rajasthan Royals Best Playing 11