Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021: Fixtures, squad and more!
IPL 2020: How did RR fare?
Despite starting the tournament with back-to-back victories, the Rajasthan Royals failed to carry the momentum. Former skipper Steve Smith faced backlash for his poor form and approach. The RR had plenty of match-winners, however, they couldn’t capitalize as a unit. As a result, the RR finished last on the points table, winning only six out of 14 encounters.
Squad: Players retained and bought
Retained: 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.
Players bought: Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
How do we rate them?
After parting ways with Smith, Rajasthan Royals handed the captaincy role to Sanju Samson. The flamboyant batsman along with the newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, is expected to make a turnaround for them. At the 2021 Auction, they made the most expensive signing of the IPL history by acquiring Chris Morris (Rs. 16.25 crore). The inclusion of Indian all-rounder Shivam Dube (Rs. 4.40 crore) also bolsters the bench strength.
IPL 2021: Fixtures (RR)
|April 12||RR vs PK||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 15||RR vs DC||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 19||CSK vs RR||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 22||RCB vs RR||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 24||RR vs KKR||Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|April 29||MI vs RR||Delhi||3:30 PM|
|May 2||RR vs SRH||Delhi||3:30 PM|
|May 5||RR vs CSK||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|May 8||RR vs MI||Delhi||7:30 PM|
|May 11||DC vs RR||Kolkata||7:30 PM|
|May 13||SRH vs RR||Kolkata||7:30 PM|
|May 16||RR vs RCB||Kolkata||3:30 PM|
|May 18||KKR vs RR||Bangalore||7:30 PM|
|May 22||PK vs RR||Bangalore||7:30 PM|