Rajasthan Royals (RR) has done a very impressive job in the IPL mega auction of 2022. They were focused on their weak points and they also got some total steal deals. Rajasthan retained Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Yashasvi Jaiswal ahead of the mega auction and they bought some phenomenal players in the auction. They have now a days of 24 players in which 3 were retained and 21 they bought in an auction. In this article, we will see the best possible playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals after the auction.
- Devdutt Paddikal – it was a steal deal for Rajasthan Royals when they bought Devdutt Paddikal in 7.75 crore rupees. Paddikal was in very good form for RCB last year. He has played 29 matches in IPL in which he has scored 884 runs.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal – two new openers Jaiswal and Paddikal will be the perfect option for RR to start their innings. Jaiswal was retained by RR ahead of the mega auction. Jaiswal has scored 289 runs in 13 IPL matches he has played so far.
- Sanju Samson (captain) – at three it is captain himself who has been a loyal Rajasthan Royals player for a very long time. Samson has also played some unforgettable innings in the history of IPL. He has scored 3068 runs in 117 matches he has played in IPL.
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- Shimron Hetymer – although Rajasthan also has rassie van der dussen for No.4 in T20Is Shimron Hetymer of West Indies is a much better option. Hetymer has played 14 matches in IPL and scored 242 runs.
- Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper) – one of the most dangerous batsmen in T20Is in the world Jos Buttler of England is Rajasthan’s most important player. Jos Buttler has a different image in IPL he is known for his aggressive batting. Jos Buttler is a very strong contender for opening but he can also play at No.5 and can play a role of a finisher. Buttler has 1968 runs in IPL in 65 matches.
- Jimmy Neesham – New Zealand’s fast bowling all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is quite underrated in IPL but this time RR has gone for him. He plays as an all-rounder. He is known for his big shorts and his fast bowling.
- Riyan Parag – Rajasthan bought Riyan Parag back. He played for RR in the previous two seasons where his performance was full of ups and downs. He is also an all-rounder who can play big shorts I’m death overs.
- Navdeep Saini – Navdeep Saini was bought by RR on day two of the mega auction. Previously Saini was a part of the RCB squad. Saini can bowl at a high pace. He has only 17 wickets in 28 matches but he is more talented than that and let’s see if RR can buy the best out of him.
- Prasidh Krishna – Prasidh Krishna was RR’s most expensive buy in auction. They bought him 10 crore rupees. Prasidh Krishna is in brilliant form. He can also bowl 140+ consistently. Krishna was part of KKR last year. He has 30 wickets in 34 matches in IPL.
- Trent Boult – Trent Boult is one of the best bowlers in IPL. He can bowl in the power play as well as in death overs. His in-swinging Yorkers are a specialty of him. Boult was part of Mumbai last season where he and Jasprit Bumrah was a deadly duo. He has 72 wickets in 64 matches in IPL.
- Yuzvendra Chahal – Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the smartest buys of mega auctions. It was a total steal when RR bought him in only 6.50 crore rupees. Chahal is one of the best wickets taking bowlers in IPL. He has done very well for RCB in the past few seasons. He has 139 wickets in 114 matches in IPL.
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell.
Retained players: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal