2022 Indian Premier League Team Preview:Rajasthan Royals

 The 15th edition of Indian Premier League is all set to begin from 26th March in India. Inaugural league winners will be keen to start the coming season on a positive note. Rajasthan Royals spend a lot of money in the 2022 IPL Auction and bought players like Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Rajasthan Royals will be looking to produce their best cricket in order to go the distance this season. Rajasthan Royals have failed to make it to the playoffs for the previous three editions of the Indian Premier League.

Sanju Samson, England’s Jos Buttler, and Yashasvi Jaiswal are the three players retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. The franchise went for big players in 2022 IPL auction was Indian pacer was bought for a whopping price of Rs 10 crore. Left-arm quick Trent Boult was also bagged by the franchise for a price of Rs 8 crore for the coming season. Yuzvendra Chahal, Shimron Hetmyer and Devdutt Padikkal are players that will certainly add value to the franchise for the coming season.

Sanju Samson has been named as new captain for the franchise for the coming edition of Indian Premier League. Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as head coach of the franchise for the coming IPL season.

Royals also have a strong group of local players such as Riyan Parag, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa and Kuldeep Sen that help the franchise go the distance in this year’s competition.

Riyan Parag and Anunay Singh are promising players in the middle order for Rajasthan for this year’s competition.

Last season, Sanju Samson was the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals with 375 runs from 14 matches. Buttler also showcased decent form with the bat for Royals in last year’s competition with 328 runs from 13 matches.

After well over 400 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore, opener Devdutt Padikkal will be keen to continue his excellent form for his new franchise Royals in the coming IPL season. With Ben Stokes not available, the franchise have signed the all-rounder duo of Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham for the coming edition of the Indian Premier League.

Opposition bowlers will have no respite against Royals with England’s Jos Buttler opening the batting alongside Devdutt Padikkal. The wicket-keeper batsman has been in superb form in white-ball cricket and will be looking to provide solid starts for Rajasthan Royals.

Royals have made some notable acquisition to bolster their bowling department for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna will be crucial for Royals in the competition. Obed McCoy, Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Coulter-Nile also will be keen to make an impact with the ball after being picked in 2022 IPL auction. The franchise seemed to have covered all the bases and will be hoping to produce positive results on a regular basis in this coming season of Indian Premier League.

Players to watch out for

After being signed by Rajasthan Royals, Left-arm pacer Trent Boult will be big player for the side this season. Last season, Boult claimed 13 wickets in 14 matches, playing for Mumbai Indians. He will be keen to deliver his absolute best with the new-ball for Rajasthan Royals.

Captain Sanju Samson has been a consistent performer in the Indian Premier League. He has been the premier performer the bat for Rajasthan Royals. The right-handed batsman will be keen to deliver his best with the bat for Royals.

Rajasthan Royals

Likely XI: Sanju Samson (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler (wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.

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