IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Latest Team Updates

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IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Latest Team Updates
IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Latest Team Updates

The latest season of IPL is just about to start. IPL 2022 Mega auction were held in Bangalore and it 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 latest team updates.

RR performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

RR performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
RR performance in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Prior to IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Rajasthan Royals retained their skipper Sanju Samson, English batsman Jos Buttler and youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Rajasthan then spent a whooping Rs 10 crore on Indian fast bowler, Prasidh Krishna. Their next most expensive signing was of West Indian batter, Shimron Hetmyer, whom they bought for Rs 8.50 crore. Another big signings were of Trent Boult (Rs 8 crore), Devdutt Padikkal (Rs 7.75 crore), Yuzvendra Chahal (Rs 6.50 crore) and R Ashwin (Rs 5 crore).

Overall, Rajasthan Royals were successful in building a new team for IPL 2022. RR made big changes to their side after their poor run at IPL 2021. In the last season, they finished at the seventh position on the league table.

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 Complete Squad

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 Complete Squad
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 Complete Squad

Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, 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

IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Squad Analysis

Batsmen :

ipl 2022 retained players list - Jos Butler
ipl 2022 retained players list – Jos Butler
Rajasthan Royals got a fascinating top-four in IPL 2022. The team have young talented cricketers in Yashaswi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal. The experienced duo of Samson and Buttler can shuffle between no.3 and no.4 according to the match situation. RR have explosive batters in top-four along with left-right batting combo.

Wicketkeepers :

Sanju Samson - IPL 2021 - 5 Best Players from Each Team
Sanju Samson – IPL 2021 – 5 Best Players from Each Team

The two main batsmen of the team are also the two wicketkeepers. Sanju Samson and Jos Butler are both experts in keeping the gloves for their respective countries. However, it is Samson who will be there behind the wickets for Rajasthan Royals.

All-Rounders :

IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Squad Analysis - Jimmy Neesham
IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Squad Analysis – Jimmy Neesham
Rajasthan Royals might face some serious issues in this section. All-rounders are very crucial for a team in the shortest format of cricket. Apart from Neesham, there is no other well established all-rounder in the team. Ravichandran Ashwin has been classified as an all-rounder but it is tough to expect batting from Ashwin.

Bowlers :

IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Squad Analysis - Trent Boult
IPL 2022 : Rajasthan Royals Squad Analysis – Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals have been successful in roping in the experienced New Zealand fast bowler, Trent Boult for IPL 2022. However, the team do not have many options when it comes to their pace bowing. Prasidh Krishna definitely has potential but he could panic under pressure. Navdeep Saini has been quite expensive for RCB in previous seasosn. RR got a upper hand in the spin department with Ashwin and Chahal in the squad.

RR IPL 2022 Squad Preview

RR have too much at the top order. If they decide to push any of these four batters lower down the order then it might affect their natural game. It would be exciting to see what would be RR’s opening combo. Rajasthan Royals biggest mistake was that they did not invest much in bringing a star all-rounder. Overall, they have got quite a competitive squad for IPL 2022.

RR Probable Playing XI for IPL 2022

  1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  2. Devdutt Padikkal
  3. Jos Buttler
  4.  Sanju Samson (c/wk)
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6.  Riyan Parag
  7. R Ashwin
  8. Yuzvendra Chahal
  9. Prasidh Krishna
  10. Trent Boult
  11.  Obed McCoy