Rajasthan Royals Team in UAE IPL 2020
Today we are revisiting the journey of a forgotten Champion, who tasted the royal success before anyone else in IPL. But somehow lost its plot in middle and now they’re back with a bang as a serious contender courtesy to some of their smart buys at the auction.
We will be reviewing the royals from rajsthan- Rajsthan Royals.
Batsman : Steven Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shashank Singh
All Rounder : Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Aniruddha Joshi, Mahipal Lomror
Wicket-Keeper : Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Anuj Rawat
Bowlers : Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajput, Mayank Markandey, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh
RR has many options on top to start with. They might go with Butler and exciting Yashasvi Jaiswal or Sanju Samson or Robin Uthappa.
Skipper Smith will bat at number three followed by Ben Stokes at number four or five. One of Samson or Uthappa will bat in middle order.
Royals have a bunch of pace bowlers to choose from but in spin department they don’t have much option to tinker with.
RR have two young spinners in the form of S. Gopal and M. Markandey, who are supremely talented and have proved themselves in earlier seasons, but beyond these two they don’t have much options.
One big issue with them is despite having so much foreign players the royals can’t make use of it as the four foreign players pick themselves naturally. Butler, Smith and Stokes are automatic selection and slight tinkering they can do is they can flip Archer with some other pace man keeping in mind the fitness of the pace bowlers.
One more thing which might be troubling the Rajsthan Management is availability of Ben Stokes, if he will be unavailable it will hamper the Rajsthan chances big time.
If all the foreign players are available then Rajsthan Royals will be a serious and exciting prospect.