IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Factbox, the perennial underdogs

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Factbox, the perennial underdogs

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Rajasthan Royals began the IPL in type because the Shane Warne-led aspect surprised everybody to raise the championship in 2008. Since then, nevertheless, they’ve remained the perennial underdogs, failing to repeat their maiden success. They’ve been very inconsistent and made to the playoffs solely thrice within the subsequent 10 years. In between, they had been suspended for 2 years following the spot-fixing sage.

RR had ended as runners-up within the Champions League Twenty20 in 2013.

Here is how they’ve fared 12 months on 12 months

How did they fare the earlier season: Rajasthan had one other poor season as they ended final within the desk. Inconsistencies within the batting and bowling division harm them they usually might garner simply six wins within the marketing campaign. In 2019, that they had completed seventh within the desk.

Win Share: Rajasthan are amongst 5 groups which have received extra matches than they’ve misplaced. Nevertheless, the gulf between wins and losses has narrowed down considerably. They’ve received 79 of their 161 matches and misplaced 77 with two ending in No Outcome. Out of the three Tremendous Overs they’ve been part of, they’ve received two and misplaced one. They’ve a win share of fifty.62.

Highest Run-getter: Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has been RR’s highest-run getter to date with 2810 runs from 93 innings at 34.26. He has a strike charge of 122.65 and has scored two tons of and 17 fifties. Nevertheless, this season he’ll don the Delhi Capitals jersey.

Among the many present RR gamers, Sanju Samson is the very best run-getter with 1907 runs from 75 innings at 28.04. He has a strike charge of 136.21 and has scored 100 and ten fifties.

Highest wicket-taker: Siddharth Trivedi

It could come as a shock however medium pacer Siddharth Trivedi, who final performed for the franchise in 2013 earlier than being suspended for one 12 months for not reporting approaches by a bookie in the course of the IPL spot-fixing scandal in 2013, is the very best wicket-taker for RR. He scalped 65 wickets from 75 innings at 29.29. He had one four-wicket haul, an financial system charge of seven.58, and a strike charge of 23.1.

Among the many present crop, pacer Jofra Archer has probably the most wickets – 46 from 35 innings at 21.32. His financial system charge is 7.13 and strike charge is 17.9.

Highest particular person rating: Ben Stokes 107 not out vs Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi in 2020

This was Stokes’ maiden IPL century. Chasing 196, the England all-rounder misplaced his opening accomplice Robin Uthappa early. However he remained unflustered and hit 14 fours and three sixes en route 107 off 60 balls. He added an unbeaten 152 runs for the third wicket with Sanju Samson as RR cruised to an eight-wicket win with 10 balls to spare.

Highest group rating: 226/6 vs KXIP in Sharjah in 2020

Bonus Level: RR maintain the file for the very best run chase within the league. They chased down 224 in opposition to Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah in 2020, profitable by 4 wickets with three balls to spare. They bettered their very own file set earlier the place they chased down 215 in opposition to Deccan Chargers within the 2008 version on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium.

Favorite opponent: Punjab Kings (Previously Kings XI Punjab)

Rajasthan have their greatest win share in opposition to KXIP (Now Punjab Kings) – 59.52 (For groups in opposition to whom RR has performed 10 or extra matches) with 12 wins from 21 matches and eight losses with one match misplaced in Tremendous Over.

Bogey group: CSK have had a wooden over Rajasthan Royals. RR have misplaced 14 of the 23 matches performed in opposition to them and received 9 and have the worst loss share 60.86 p.c (For groups in opposition to whom RR has performed 10 or extra matches)

Once they performed within the UAE:

Rajasthan Royals had a roller-coaster experience within the UAE in 2014. They began off with a win however then misplaced their method with two losses after which once more bought again on observe to finish the leg on a constructive word with two consecutive wins making it three wins and two losses from 5. They did not find yourself qualifying for playoffs in that marketing campaign, ending fifth.

Once they returned in 2020, that they had a fair worse time, ending final within the group with simply six wins from 14 matches.

.Lesser identified details:

  • Rajasthan Royals have by no means made it to the ultimate after the inaugural version the place they received the match.
  • RR have had probably the most hat-trick takers within the league: 4 – Ajit Chandila, Pravin Tambe, Shane Watson and Shreyas Gopal.
  • Royals had been part of the first-ever tied match in IPL historical past, in opposition to KKR at Cape City in 2009. They received the match within the one-over eliminator.
  • Ajinkya Rahane has scored 1100 runs at a median of 39.29 in IPL at Sawai Mansingh Stadium – probably the most by any RR batsman at any venue in IPL

Purchases, releases and squad

IPL 2020 auctions gamers purchased: Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Kariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Aakash Singh.

IPL 2020 gamers traded in: None

IPL 2020 Retained gamers: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye.

Launched gamers: Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron, Robin Uthappa (Traded out to CSK).

Full squad:

Sanju Samson (c), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomor, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Shivam Dube, KC Cariappa, Chetan Sakariya, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.

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