Rajasthan Royals is one team that has not been in the best of the forms when it comes to the Indian Premiere League (IPL). The team had a even more drastic season last year in the UAE. The winners of the Inaugural edition of the league
However, the Men in Pink would like to turn things around in the IPL 2021 which is scheduled to happen this summer in India.
Rajasthan is one team that never had the biggest stars in the team but rather they thrived on the youngsters. However, after not seeing any success the in all these years, the franchise has taken some strong decisions to frame a strong playing squad.
Before the auction, they released their former skipper Steve Smith and replaced him with their long-serving batsman Sanju Samson. Smith had failed to impress with the bat as well as his captaincy in IPL 2020. Talking about the squad, Rajasthan Royals retained a total of 16 players and traded experienced batsman Robin Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings.
Among the Indian players, the likes of Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat and Manan Vohra were retained. Along with them, five foreign players – Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, David Miller and Andrew Tye were also retained.
IPL 2021 Auction: New Additions for RR
The most enthralling addition to the team of Rajasthan Royals was surely the South-African all-rounder Chris Morris for a whopping amount of Rs 16.25 Crores. This was the most expensive purchase in the history of IPL auctions.
Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube was added to the squad for Rs 4.40 crores. Another interesting overseas addition was Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rehman for Rs 1 Crore.
Their third and last overseas signing was their former player and England batsman Liam Livingstone. The other signings were – Chetan Sakariya (INR 1.20 Cr), KC Cariappa (INR 20 L), Kuldip Yadav (INR 20 L), Akash Singh (INR 20 L)
Rajasthan Royals Full Squad for IPL 2021
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh