IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Best Projected Playing XI (RR)
Rajasthan Royals released eight players ahead of the IPL 2021 auction and spent Rs. 24.20 crore in the mini-auction to acquire eight new players. Rajasthan Royals made Chris Morris the most expensive acquisition in IPL history when they paid Rs. 16.25 crore for him. Another big purchase for Rajasthan Royals was Shivam Dube, who cost Rs. 4.4 crore.
The Rajasthan Royals finished eighth in the IPL 2020 season. The franchisee, who won the IPL for the first time in 2008, hopes to improve in IPL 2021. The best-predicted XI for Rajasthan Royals in the first game of the IPL 2021 is shown below.
After Steve Smith’s dismissal, Sanju Samson is the best choice for skipper. In the IPL 2021 season, he will be the captain of the Rajasthan Royals. Last season, the wicket-keeper batsman had some excellent results. With 375 runs in 14 innings, Samson was the top run-getter for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. He crossed three fifties and had a strike rate of 158+. His impressive strike rate will help him at the top of the lineup.
Jos Buttler, with his hard-hitting ability, will be an excellent opener for the Rajasthan Royals. Jos Buttler scored 328 runs in 12 innings last season. Throughout the season, he had a great strike rate of 144+ and even hit two fifties. As an opener, he’ll be a huge help to Sanju Samson.
Ben Stokes’ batting prowess was on display last season as he smashed 285 runs in just eight innings. At a strike rate of 142.5, the English all-rounder even hit a century and a half-century. In the IPL 2021, he will be a main player for the Rajasthan Royals.
For Rajasthan Royals, Manan Vohra is a good batsman choice. Vohra has been a part of the team for a long time and has previously performed admirably for Rajasthan Royals. He’ll be a fantastic batsman in the middle order.
With Tom Curran’s departure, Riyan Parag should be given a chance in the starting lineup. Parag, a 20-year-old youngster, featured in 12 games for Rajasthan Royals last season, scoring 86 runs in eight of them. In the IPL 2021 version, Parag can strengthen his skills, and the team should give him more chances to display his worth.
After being purchased for Rs. 4.4 crore in the IPL 2021 auction, all-rounder Shivam Dube became one of Rajasthan Royals’ most prominent acquisitions. Dube took four wickets in five innings while bowling for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2020. In 9 innings, he also scored 129 runs. Dube is a fantastic player who shines in high-pressure conditions. He’ll be a good all-rounder to have in the starting lineup.
When Rahul Tewatia smashed five consecutive sixes to Sheldon Cottrell in IPL 2020, his name became well-known. In the previous IPL season, he scored 255 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 139+. He’s also been named to the national team for the upcoming five Twenty20 Internationals against England. In recent times, Rahul Tewatia has shown how dangerous he can be with the bat. Rajasthan Royals would benefit greatly from his fast batting style.
Shreyas Gopal, a right-arm leg-break bowler, will be a good choice for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. Shreyas Gopal took 10 wickets in 14 games in IPL 2020, with an economy rate of 8.54. In his 5 innings of play, he also scored 37 runs. In the spin group, the Rajasthan Royals don’t have many options, and Shreyas Gopal emerges as the best one.
After signing a Rs. 16.25 crore contract with Rajasthan Royals, Chris Morris has become the team’s most influential investment. He took 11 wickets in nine matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore last season. He also had a match-winning four-wicket haul. During the IPL 2021 auction, Rajasthan Royals put a lot of confidence in the South African cricketer. In the first game of the IPL 2021, he could lead from the front.
The Rajasthan Royals’ most effective bowling arm is Jofra Archer. With his pace and bouncers, the English bowler has recently dominated batsmen. He took 20 wickets in 14 games last season, with an outstanding economy rate of 6.55. Along with Chris Morris, he must be allowed to lead the bowling from the front.
Jaydev Unadkat did not have a great IPL 2020 season, but he is one of India’s best fast bowlers. Unadkat is one of Rajasthan Royals’ best domestic bowlers, as there are only four slots for international players in IPL tournaments. Giving the left-arm medium-pacer more chances would help him develop his skills.