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Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League Cricket Team

IPL Trophy
2008

The Rajasthan franchise began its Indian T20 League journey on a high note, as they clinched the inaugural edition in 2008. Skipper Shane Warne led them successfully, performing the dual role of both, captain as well as coach. The following seasons were comparatively less fruitful, as the team tried to emulate its success in 2008 but repeatedly failed in its attempts. Shane Warne then bid adieu to professional cricket in 2011, playing his last game in the fourth season.


Rajasthan found their new captain in veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid ahead of the fifth IPL season. The purchase of Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge, Dinesh Chandimal and S Sreesanth added more variety to the already existing line-up that included the likes of Shane Watson, Shaun Tait and so on. Sreesanth was ruled out due to injury but the rest managed to perform consistently, with special reference to Ajinkya Rahane. But that didn't help Rajasthan's cause as they were unlucky to miss out on the qualification for the playoffs. However, they were recipients of the Fair Play Award and rightfully so, under Dravid's astute leadership. Rajasthan put in consistent performances for the next three years but in 2016, they were banned for two years due to an off-field issue.


On their return, Rajasthan bought quite a few superstars in the 2018 auction. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler were notably the biggest buys for them. They made it to the knockout stages but were eventually beaten by Kolkata in Eliminator.


Rajasthan's fortunes dipped massively in the following seasons. There was a change in guard when Sanju Samson was handed over the captaincy but Rajasthan finished either at rock bottom or near the foot of the table in three consecutive editions since 2019.


Ahead of the mega auction in 2022, Rajasthan retained Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal and picked up quality players like Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal and Yuzvendra Chahal to name a few. Samson remained at the helm for the Pink team.

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    RR Squad 2023

    Overall

    Last updated on 04 Mar 2024
    • Matches Played206
    • Matches Won101
    • Matches Lost100
    • Matches Tied3
    • No Results2
    • Win Percentage49.03%
    Debut
    Match
    Vs DC on Apr 19, 2008 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, DelhiDelhi Daredevils beat Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets

    Top performers for RR

    Batters

    Bowlers

    Best Scores/Figures in an Inning

    Batters

    Bowlers

    RR win % against teams

    • 46%
      Win%
      CSK
    • 78%
      Win%
      DCH
    • 52%
      Win%
      DC
    • 20%
      Win%
      GT
    • 50%
      Win%
      KTK
    • 41%
      Win%
      KKR
    • 67%
      Win%
      LSG
    • 44%
      Win%
      MI
    • 80%
      Win%
      PWI
    • 58%
      Win%
      PBKS
    • 41%
      Win%
      RCB
    • 50%
      Win%
      SRH

    Records

    • Matches Played78
    • Matches Won48
    • Matches Lost29
    • Matches Tied1
    • No Results0
    • Win Percentage61.54

    Player of the match(POTM)

    Player of the series(POTS)

    Yearwise performance

    YearPLDWLT W %
    200816133081.25%
    20091357138.46%
    20101468042.86%
    Pos: Position, Pld: Played, Pts: Points, NRR: Net Run Rate
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