Rajasthan Royals have announced their team squad for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League. RR made some changes by replacing players from the IPL 2019 squad and recruiting new players to get a balanced team. Steve Smith is the captain of the Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2021. Ben Ben Stokes Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer as their best players in the squad.
Rajasthan Royals squad 2021 recruited Robin Uthappa, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat, and David Miller as new players to their lineup. Royals have released some players from their previous squad, including Ashton Turner, Shubham Ranjana, Prashant Chopra, and Ish Sodhi. Moreover, Liam Livingston, Aryaman Birla, Sudheshan Midhun, Rahul Tripathi, and Stuart Binny.
Significant Changes in RR Squad
Rajasthan Royals made one of the essential changes in their squad by replacing 11 players from their IPL 2019 squad and recruiting the same number. The reason behind the significant difference in their team to keep things balanced in batting, bowling, and field in combination.
In the last couple of IPL seasons, Rajasthan Royals lost few games just because of an imbalance squad. RR was struggling with at least one unit like they were ahead in the batting but lost the games due to poor fielding. During the previous three seasons of the IPL, Rajasthan Royal’s knockout due to the incompetent in any unit.
The inclusion of Robin Uthappa, David Miller, and Tom Curran changed the Royals team completely. Some local players such as Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, and Yashasvi Jaiswal will ensure the competitiveness in the game. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Steve Smith are top of the Royals batting and all-rounders.
Rajasthan Royals have four top-order batsmen, including Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, David Miller, and captain Steve Smith. Manan Vohra is a top-order batsman who is experienced in the Limited over cricket, and he has been a long time in the tournament. The best innings he played in the IPL with his 95 runs off 50 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2013.
Steve Smith is the part of the Rajasthan Royals team since 2014, and he has several best performances on his name. Smith has already played for five franchises of the Indian Premier League, including Gujarat Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kochi Taskar Kerala, and Rising Pune SuperGiants. He smashed 101 runs off 54 deliveries against Gujarat lions while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
David Miller has been the regular member of Kings XI Punjab squad in his first season in the Indian Premier League 2012. Before the IPL auction 2021 Kings XI Punjab releases him, who played seven seasons for the franchise. Shashank Singh played the first season of the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils in 2017. He has been in the RR squad during last season and held by the franchise for the IPL 13.
Rajasthan Royals have seven all-rounders in there Squad for the IPL 2021. Riyan Prag, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuradha Joshi.
Riyan Parag is a batting allrounder and leg-break bowler who can power Rajasthan Royals in the middle overs with the bat and ball as well. He is the only batsman to score a half-century in the IPL final as the youngest cricketer in the squad. Mahipal Lomror is a batting allrounder and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who played few games in the IPL 2019.
Shreyas Gopal is an experienced player in the Royals squad. Gopal is playing in the Indian Premier League since 2014 and has marked the number of records on his name. One of his best bowling figures in the Indian Premier League when he removed Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis in his in the same game.
Rajasthan Royals have retained Ben Stokes who is the most expensive player in the RR 2021 squad. He is known as one of the best T20 cricketers. He smashed 103 runs unbeaten for just 63 deliveries and won the game for the Royals in the last season.
Rahul Tewatia played the first season of the Indian Premier League for Rajasthan Royals in 2014 and then action to Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab. In the IPL 2018, his return to the Rajasthan Royals squad and held by the franchise for this season.
Yashasvi Jaiswal got the highest deal of his IPL career by taking INR 2.4 crore from IPL 2021 Auction by the Rajasthan Royals. Aniruddha Joshi is a batting all-rounder and right arm orthodox bowler who got few chances in the last season for RR.
Rajasthan Royals have four wicket-keepers in the team like Sanju Samsung, Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, and Anuj Rawat. Samson is playing in the Indian Premier League since 2012 as Kolkata Knight Riders first picked him. His highest batting innings 102 runs off 55 balls in the IPL 2018 for Rajasthan Royals.
English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was the hot pick for all teams before his retention announced by RR. Buttler earlier played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2016 and then return to Rajasthan Royals squad in 2018. He is known as the entertainer of Limited over cricket as one of his best innings in the IPL 95 runs of 60 balls against Chennai Super Kings.
The best player of Kolkata Knight Riders Robin Uthappa joined Rajasthan Royals squad for the first time. Uthappa is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who played several seasons for KKR. Except for KKR, he played for Pune Warrior India, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The fourth wicket-keeping the option for Rajasthan Royals, the young Anuj Rawat, bought by RR in the IPL 2021 Auction. Twenty years old Anuj got his first chance to play at a bigger stage.
Rajasthan Royals Squad 2021 – The retention of Jofra Archer and acquisition of Tom Curran is a key for Rajasthan Royals to kickback the momentum in IPL season 2021. Jofra Archer became part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in 2018 and held by the franchise hereafter. RR holds Jaydev Unadkat as a bowling option in the IPL Twenty20 squad.
Kolkata Knight Riders introduced Jaydev during the 5th season of the Indian Premier League. He also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, and Rising Pune SuperGiants.One of the best bowling performances in his name with three wickets in the IPL 2018 final.
Varun Aaron, Andrew Tye, and Tom Curran as the striker bowlers for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL T20 season. The essential recruit by the Rajasthan Royals Tom Curran, who is not only a particular bowler but has great hands with the bat. Curran has played six matches in the Indian Premier League and picked up six wickets.
Rajasthan Royals Team 2021
|RR Squad 2020||Playing Role||Joining Year||IPL Price|
|Manan Vohra||Batsmen||2019||20 Lac|
|Shashank Singh||Batsmen||2019||20 Lac|
|Steve Smith||Batsmen||2018||12 Crore|
|David Miller||Batsmen||2020||75 Lac|
|Riyan Parag||All-Rounder||2019||20 Lac|
|Mahipal Lomror||All-Rounder||2018||20 Lac|
|Shreyas Gopal||All-Rounder||2018||20 Lac|
|Ben Stokes||All-Rounder||2018||12.5 Cr|
|Rahul Tewatia||All-Rounder||2020||3 Cr|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||All-Rounder||2020||2.4 Cr|
|Aniruddha Joshi||All-Rounder||2020||20 Lac|
|Sanju Samson||Wicket-Keeper||2018||8 Cr|
|Jos Buttler||Wicket-Keeper||2018||4.4 Cr|
|Robin Uthappa||Wicket-Keeper||2020||3 Cr|
|Anuj Rawat||Wicket-Keeper||2020||80 Lac|
|Jofra Archer||Bowler||2018||7.2 Cr|
|Jaydev Unadkat||Bowler||2020||3 Cr|
|Varun Aaron||Bowler||2019||2.4 Cr|
|Andrew Tye||Bowler||2020||1 Cr|
|Tom Curran||Bowler||2020||1 Cr|
|Pravin Tambe||Bowler||2020||20 Lacs|