Rajasthan Royals finished at the bottom of the table last year in IPL and they will surely hope for a better season this time with a new strategy with and new faces in Rajasthan Royals squad for 2021 IPL schedule to start from 9th April, 2021.
Based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, The Rajasthan Royals is from the list of teams who have been playing IPL since its inception and they are also the side who have won the inaugural IPL trophy in 2008 under the leadership of Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne.
Rajasthan Royals Squad 2021
Rajasthan Royals are all set for a new beginning. Last year they were captained by Steve Smith but this time, they have released Smith and announced young wicket keeper batsman Sanju Samson as their captain.
Apart from a new captain, RR have got the services of some great players like David Miller, Chris Morris and the 2019 World Cup hero Ben stokes. Let it be the explosive batting line-up or the fiery pace attack, RR 2021 squad have ticked all the boxes in selecting a perfect T20 team.
RR Players List 2021
Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, KC Cariappa, Shreyas Gopal, Shivam Dube, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Karthik Tyagi, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, David Miller, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rehman, Riyan Parag, Chetan Sakariya, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra and Kuldip Yadav.
Rajasthan Royals Auction 2021
With an available budget of 34.85 crores, it was expected that Rajasthan will bid high in the IPL 2021 auctions. Chris Morris of South Africa was roped in the side for a massive amount of 16.25 crores.
It was a historical moment as Morris had a base price of just 75 lakhs, and he became the most expensive player in IPL History. Apart from Morris, RR also bagged Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rehman for 1 crore and Shivam Dube for 4.4 crores.
In all Rajasthan bought 8 players in the auction with expenditure of 24.20 crores to make RR squad 2021a strong contender for winning trophy.
Rajasthan Royals All Players with their Price
- Chris Morris – 16.25 Crores
- Shivam Dube – 4.4 Crores
- Mustafizur Rehman – 1 crore
- Chetan Sakariya – 1.2 Crore
- Liam Livingstone – 75 Lakh
- KC Cariappa – 20 Lakh
- Akash Singh – 20 Lakh
- Kuldip Yadav – 20 Lakh
RR Released Players
After a disastrous last season RR released players list is a quite long. They even released their captain Steve Smith. Other than Smith They also adieu farewell to young England all rounder Tom Curran and West Indian fast bowler Oshane Thomas as well. Rajasthan Royals released total of 8 players for their IPL 2021 squad.
Rajasthan Royals Released Players List
- Steven Smith
- Tom Curran
- Oshane Thomas
- Varun Aaron
- Ankit Rajpoot
- Shashank Singh
- Akash Singh
- Anirudha Joshi
RR Retained Players 2021
Rajasthan Royals retained player list includes 17 names for 14th edition of IPL. RR retained players list mainly includes English players. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer all were retained. Archer was bound to be retained as he was named the most valuable players last season.
More big names were of Andrew Tye from Australia, David Miller from South Africa, Kerala born Sanju Samson who has been elevated to captaincy and Rahul Tewatia.
Rajasthan Royals Retained Players List
Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller and Andrew Tye.
RR New Players
Rajasthan Royals new players contingent includes South African All Rounder Chris Morris. Morris is widely regarded as a T20 specialist and that is exactly the reason why he became the most expensive player in IPL history.
Apart from Morris, More new players for Rajasthan include the likes of Mustafizur Rehman, Shivam Dube and Liam Livingstone. All of them are capable of delivering good performances in 20 over cricket.
Rajasthan Royals New Players List
Mustafizur Rehman, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Akash Singh and Kuldip Yadav.
Rajasthan Royals Overseas Players
With Majority of foreign players from England, Rajasthan has a good bunch of experienced international stars in their lineup for IPL 2021. Rajasthan has majorly invested in experienced overseas players.
All of RR overseas players are sort of T20 specialist and have massive exposure of featuring in franchise T20 cricket leagues around the globe.
Rajasthan Royals Overseas Players List
- Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler will represent England players in RR player list.
- Chris Morris and David Miller from are the two South African’s in RR squad.
- Mustafizur Rehman from Bangladesh will also be in the Rajasthan squad for IPL 2021.
- Australian player in RR team will be done by Andrew Tye.
Rajasthan Royals Team 2021
Rajasthan Royals Captain
The young wicket-keeper batsman of India Sanju Samson will lead Rajasthan Royals this year. The 26 year old has played 107 IPL matches and possesses all the requisite experience to lead an IPL Franchise. His fearless approach is what Rajasthan Royals would need in IPL 2021.
Rajasthan Royals Batting
The firepower in Rajasthan Royals’ batting is amazing. The likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Manan Vohra and Liam Livingstone have the ability to put a huge score on the board.
Most of their batsmen are quite experienced and have played a lot of games in IPL and have a great understanding of the game. If the above mentioned players get going on their day and they can they can easily destroy any bowling attack.
Rajasthan Royals Batsmen List
- Sanju Samson
- Jos Buttler
- Manan Vohra
- Liam Livingstone
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Karthik Tyagi
- David Miller
- Riyan Parag
Rajasthan Royals Bowlers
With the most valuable player of last season Jofra Archer as the leader of their pace attack, Rajasthan Royals surely pose a threat to other sides with their bowling attack.
To support Archer RR also have Mustafizur Rehman and Andrew Tye, both of them are T20 specialist bowlers. The Spin attack of Rajasthan is the only drawback for them as it looks quite inexperienced with only left arm leg spinner can pose any threat to opposition.
Rajasthan Royals Bowlers List
- Jofra Archer
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Andrew Tye
- Mustafizur Rehman
- Kartik Tyagi
- Akash Singh
- Chetan Sakariya
- Kuldip Yadav
- Mayank Markande
- KC Cariappa
Rajasthan Royals All Rounders
Rajasthan Royals have a balance all rounders pool. They have super-experienced players like Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia and Ben Stokes in their all rounder pool. Meanwhile All-Rounders like Shivam Dube, Mahipal Lomror and Shreyas Gopal will be the other players to watch-out for and can make difference on their day.
Rajasthan Royals All Rounders List
- Ben Stokes
- Chris Morris
- Rahul Tewatia
- Shivam Dube
- Mahipal Lomror
- Shreyas Gopal
Rajasthan Royals Wicket-Keepers
It will be interesting to see who will be behind the stumps for Rajasthan Royals. Being the Captain Sanju Samson will obviously feature in every game, while Jos Buttler is also a first choice of Rajasthan Royals.
With these two stars as wicket-keeping options Rajasthan Royals also have the Young Anuj Rawat as another wicket-keeping option in their squad.