Rajasthan Royals Playing XI, IPL

Anam Khalid

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Rajasthan Royals, officially abbreviated as RR, is a cricket team that represents the Indian city of Rajasthan in IPL. They have been part of the tournament since its inaugural edition in 2008. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium serves as the official home ground for this team. In addition, they are known to be the under-dogs but their performances have been incredible throughout the journey and have nurtured many talented youngsters along the way. Moreover, they won the first edition of IPL when they were least expected to achieve this feat. They were banned in 2015 on account of charges of betting for two years along with Chennai Super Kings and did not participate in the 2016 and 2017 editions.

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

This franchise started its journey under the captaincy of Australian leg spin wizard Shane Warne who led his team to glory in 2008. They have been blessed with the services of many high-profile players all these years. RR was the least expansive side of the tournament initially when they were bought by “Emerging Media Group” for 67 million USD. They have always been the franchise that exceeded the expectations of their fans and experts.

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Performance of RR in IPL

SeasonPosition
IPL Season 1 (2008)Champions
IPL Season 2 (2009)6th
IPL Season 3 (2010)7th
IPL Season 4 (2011)6th
IPL Season 5 (2012)7th
IPL Season 6 (2013)3rd
IPL Season 7 (2014)5th
IPL Season 8 (2015)4th
IPL Season 9 (2016)Suspended
IPL Season 10 (2017)Suspended
IPL Season 11 (2018)4th
IPL Season 12 (2019)7th
IPL Season 13 (2020)8th
IPL Season 14 (2021)7th
IPL Season 15 (2022)Runners-up
IPL Season 16 (2023)5th

Despite being the least expansive side of the tournament, they have surprised the world with some of their performances throughout this period as they have had decent outings in most of the tournaments. Despite a decent run in all the seasons, they have not won any season after that inaugural edition. Their performance can be analyzed by following stats.

Summary of Match Results

SeasonMatchesWonLostNo ResultWin %
IPL 116133081.25
IPL 21467146.15
IPL 31468042.86
IPL 41467146.15
IPL 51679043.75
IPL 618117061.11
IPL 71477050.0
IPL 81576253.85
IPL 900000
IPL 1000000
IPL 111578046.67
IPL 121458138.46
IPL 131468042.85
IPL 141459035.71
IPL 1517107058.82
IPL 161477050.0

Every team needs people with relevant experience to guide them through up and down to keep them chasing their desired goals and RR have exactly had those people in all the editions. Their current administration and support staff are under

Management and Support Staff

CEOJake Lush
Team ManagerRomi Bhinder
Director of CricketKumar Sangakkara
Strategy, Performance and Development DirectorZubin Bharucha
Assistant CoachTrevor Penney
Technical Performance CoachLisa Keightley
Support CoachSiddhartha Lahiri
Spin Bowling and Strategy CoachRichard das Neves
Fast Bowling CoachLasith Malinga
Fielding CoachDishant Yagnik
Head PhysioJohn Gloster

The performance of RR as a team has always been better than the expectations of the experts and their fans due to few international stars as compared to some of the other teams but their collective performance has been superb. They have managed to win crunch moments in most of the tournaments. Furthermore, they did decline in the last few seasons before being the runners-up in 2022. They have been fierce competitors to all the teams as indicated by the below table which shows their match summary against each team that has ever participated in the tournament since its inception.

Record against Each Team

TeamMatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultWin %
Chennai Super Kings2914150048.27
Delhi Capitals2714130051.85
Kolkata Knight Riders2713140048.14
Gujrat Titans5140020.0
Mumbai Indians2913160044.82
Punjab Kings2615110057.69
Royal Challengers Bangalore2912150241.37
Sunrisers Hyderabad18990050.0
Deccan Chargers9720077.77
Kochi Tuskers Kerala2110050.0
Pune Warriors India5410080.0
Gujrat Lions11000100.0
Lucknow Super Giants3210066.67

As the team goes from one season to the next, they reassess their team combinations and hence try to balance it out by including some new rising stars of world cricket and letting go of some players who don’t fit into their strategic planning going forward. The squad of RR has also been through many transitions over all these years and the latest squad that took part in the 2023 edition is under

Rajasthan Royals Squad 2023

NamePlaying Role
Sanju Samson (C)Wicket Keeping Batter
Jos ButtlerWicket Keeping Batter
Shimron HetmyerTop Order Batter
Yashasvi JaiswalOpening Batter
Dhruv JurelWicket Keeping Batter
Devdutt PadikkalTop Order Batter
Riyan ParagTop Order Batter
Kunal Singh RathoreWicket Keeping Batter
Joe RootMiddle Order Batter
Abdul BasithAll-rounder
Ravichandran AshwinBowling All-rounder
Donovan FerreiraAll-rounder
Jason HolderAll-rounder
Akash VasishtAll-rounder
Murugan AshwinBowler
KM AsifBowler
Trent BoultBowler
KC CariappaBowler
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Obed McCoyBowler
Navdeep SainiBowler
Sandeep SharmaBowler
Kuldeep SenBowler
Kuldip YadavBowler
Adam ZampaBowler
Prasidh KrishnaBowler

Players Introduction and T20 Statics

Personal information and T20 figures of all the players in the squad are under

Sanju Samson

Personal Information

Date of Birth11 November 1994
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut MatchHyderabad on 16-Oct-2011
Sanju Samson Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played256
Runs6190
Batting Average28.39
Balls Faced4643
Strike Rate133.31
100s3
50s40
Highest Score119
6s274
4s501

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken1
Runs Conceded4
Bowling Average4.00
Balls Bowled3
Economy Rate8.00
Best Bowling Figures1/4

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken129
Stumpings28

Jos Buttler

Personal Information

Date of Birth8 September 1990
Current Age33-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut MatchNSW on 18-Oct-2009
Jos Buttler Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played387
Runs10577
Batting Average34.45
Balls Faced7307
Strike Rate144.75
100s6
50s75
Highest Score124
6s454
4s936

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken230
Stumpings38

Shimron Hetmyer

Personal Information

Date of Birth26 December 1996
Current Age26-year-old
Playing RoleTop-order Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut MatchSt. Lucia Louks on 24-July-2016
Shimron Hetmyer Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played188
Runs3693
Batting Average26.76
Balls Faced2768
Strike Rate133.41
100s1
50s18
Highest Score100
6s195
4s255

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Personal Information

Date of Birth28 December 2001
Current Age21-year-old
Playing RoleOpening Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Debut MatchCSK on 22-Sep-2020
Yashasvi Jaiswal Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played73
Runs2052
Batting Average31.09
Balls Faced1407
Strike Rate145.84
100s2
50s12
Highest Score124
6s85
4s248

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken0
Runs Conceded41
Bowling Average
Balls Bowled19
Economy Rate12.94
Best Bowling Figures

Dhruv Jurel

Personal Information

Date of Birth21 January 2001
Current Age22-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut MatchPunjab on 10-Jan-2021
Dhruv Jurel Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played23
Runs244
Batting Average20.33
Balls Faced178
Strike Rate137.07
100s0
50s0
Highest Score34*
6s14
4s14

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken10
Stumpings1

Devdutt Padikkal

Personal Information

Date of Birth7 July 2000
Current Age23-year-old
Playing RoleTop-order Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak
Debut MatchUttarakhand on 08-Nov-2019
Devdutt Padikkal Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played92
Runs2768
Batting Average33.34
Balls Faced2073
Strike Rate133.52
100s3
50s17
Highest Score124*
6s95
4s302

Riyan Parag

Personal Information

Date of Birth10 November 2001
Current Age21-year-old
Playing RoleTop-order Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Debut MatchJharkhand on 29-Jan-2017
Riyan Parag Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played98
Runs2043
Batting Average30.04
Balls Faced1437
Strike Rate142.17
100s0
50s18
Highest Score77*
6s119
4s136

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken41
Runs Conceded1205
Bowling Average29.39
Balls Bowled1001
Economy Rate7.22
Best Bowling Figures3/9

Kunal Singh Rathore

Personal Information

Date of Birth9 October 2002
Current Age21-year-old
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut MatchMadhya Pradesh on 11-Oct-2022
Kunal Singh Rathore Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played12
Runs254
Batting Average36.28
Balls Faced184
Strike Rate138.04
100s0
50s1
Highest Score61*
6s9
4s19

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken8
Stumpings0

Joe Root

Personal Information

Date of Birth30 December 1990
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleTop-order Batter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak, Legbreak
Debut MatchWarwickshire on 03-June-2011
Joe Root Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played97
Runs2235
Batting Average31.92
Balls Faced1751
Strike Rate127.64
100s0
50s14
Highest Score92*
6s33
4s244

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken24
Runs Conceded744
Bowling Average31.00
Balls Bowled520
Economy Rate8.58
Best Bowling Figures2/7

Abdul Basith

Personal Information

Date of Birth9 October 1998
Current Age25-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak
Debut MatchArunachal Pradesh on 11-Oct-2022
Abdul Basith Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played17
Runs269
Batting Average44.83
Balls Faced193
Strike Rate139.37
100s0
50s1
Highest Score54
6s16
4s18

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken2
Runs Conceded82
Bowling Average41.00
Balls Bowled78
Economy Rate6.30
Best Bowling Figures1/5

Ravichandran Ashwin

Personal Information

Date of Birth17 September 1986
Current Age37-year-old
Playing RoleBowling All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Offbreak
Debut MatchAndhra on 03-April-2007
Ravichandran Ashwin Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played309
Runs1114
Batting Average14.85
Balls Faced927
Strike Rate120.17
100s0
50s1
Highest Score50
6s34
4s95

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken301
Runs Conceded7793
Bowling Average25.89
Balls Bowled6684
Economy Rate6.99
Best Bowling Figures4/8

Donovan Ferreira

Personal Information

Date of Birth21 July 1998
Current Age25-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleN/A
Debut MatchFree Stat on 14-Sep-2018
Donovan Ferreira Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played39
Runs770
Batting Average32.08
Balls Faced505
Strike Rate152.47
100s0
50s3
Highest Score82*
6s41
4s58

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken10
Runs Conceded223
Bowling Average22.30
Balls Bowled192
Economy Rate6.96
Best Bowling Figures2/18

Wicket Keeping Record

Catches Taken21
Stumpings2

Jason Holder

Personal Information

Date of Birth5 November 1991
Current Age32-year-old
Playing RoleBowling All-rounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium-fast
Debut MatchZimbabwe against 22-April-2010
Jason Holder Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played230
Runs1973
Batting Average15.78
Balls Faced1571
Strike Rate125.58
100s0
50s2
Highest Score69
6s112
4s128

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken225
Runs Conceded6333
Bowling Average28.14
Balls Bowled4686
Economy Rate8.10
Best Bowling Figures5/27

Akash Vasisht

Personal Information

Date of Birth17 December 1994
Current Age28-year-old
Playing RoleAll-rounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleSlow Left-arm Orthodox
Debut MatchRailways on 18-Nov-2019
Akash Vasisht Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played24
Runs455
Batting Average35.00
Balls Faced291
Strike Rate156.35
100s0
50s2
Highest Score76*
6s19
4s41

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken12
Runs Conceded245
Bowling Average20.41
Balls Bowled226
Economy Rate6.50
Best Bowling Figures2/7

Murugan Ashwin

Personal Information

Date of Birth8 September 1990
Current Age33-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak Googly
Debut MatchHaryana on 02-Jan-2016
Murugan Ashwin Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played105
Runs146
Batting Average7.30
Balls Faced171
Strike Rate85.38
100s0
50s0
Highest Score34*
6s5
4s6

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken101
Runs Conceded2628
Bowling Average26.01
Balls Bowled2163
Economy Rate7.28
Best Bowling Figures3/8

KM Asif

Personal Information

Date of Birth24 July 1993
Current Age30-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut MatchGoa on 02-Jan-2018
KM Asif Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played36
Runs2
Batting Average2.00
Balls Faced6
Strike Rate33.33
100s0
50s0
Highest Score1*
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken40
Runs Conceded969
Bowling Average24.22
Balls Bowled698
Economy Rate8.32
Best Bowling Figures3/15

Trent Boult

Personal Information

Date of Birth22 July 1989
Current Age34-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Fast-medium
Debut MatchCanterbury on 18-Feb-2009
Trent Boult Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played194
Runs160
Batting Average10.66
Balls Faced162
Strike Rate98.76
100s0
50s0
Highest Score23*
6s8
4s5

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken225
Runs Conceded5817
Bowling Average25.85
Balls Bowled4326
Economy Rate8.06
Best Bowling Figures4/13

KC Cariappa

Personal Information

Date of Birth13 April 1994
Current Age29-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak
Debut MatchRCB on 11-April-2015
KC Cariappa Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played45
Runs103
Batting Average9.36
Balls Faced87
Strike Rate118.39
100s0
50s0
Highest Score21*
6s9
4s2

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken45
Runs Conceded1085
Bowling Average24.11
Balls Bowled990
Economy Rate6.57
Best Bowling Figures4/15

Yuzvendra Chahal

Personal Information

Date of Birth23 July 1990
Current Age33-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak Googly
Debut MatchPunjab on 20-Oct-2009
Yuzvendra Chahal Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played290
Runs79
Batting Average4.93
Balls Faced149
Strike Rate53.02
100s0
50s0
Highest Score10
6s0
4s1

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken336
Runs Conceded7862
Bowling Average23.39
Balls Bowled6197
Economy Rate7.61
Best Bowling Figures6/25

Obed McCoy

Personal Information

Date of Birth4 January 1997
Current Age26-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Fast-medium
Debut MatchTrinbago Knight Rider on 04-Aug-2017
Obed McCoy Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played85
Runs124
Batting Average7.75
Balls Faced119
Strike Rate104.20
100s0
50s0
Highest Score23*
6s8
4s10

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken112
Runs Conceded2465
Bowling Average22.00
Balls Bowled1703
Economy Rate8.68
Best Bowling Figures6/17

Navdeep Saini

Personal Information

Date of Birth23 November 1992
Current Age30-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast
Debut MatchRailways on 02-Jan-2016
Navdeep Saini Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played85
Runs63
Batting Average10.50
Balls Faced77
Strike Rate81.81
100s0
50s0
Highest Score12*
6s0
4s5

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken73
Runs Conceded2249
Bowling Average30.80
Balls Bowled1765
Economy Rate7.64
Best Bowling Figures4/17

Sandeep Sharma

Personal Information

Date of Birth18 May 1993
Current Age30-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium
Debut MatchDelhi on 18-March-2013
Sandeep Sharma Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played177
Runs104
Batting Average10.40
Balls Faced122
Strike Rate85.24
100s0
50s0
Highest Score13*
6s0
4s8

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken192
Runs Conceded4903
Bowling Average25.53
Balls Bowled3887
Economy Rate7.56
Best Bowling Figures4/8

Kuldeep Sen

Personal Information

Date of Birth22 October 1996
Current Age27-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast
Debut MatchMumbai on 24-Feb-2019
Kuldeep Sen Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played36
Runs2
Batting Average1.00
Balls Faced13
Strike Rate15.38
100s0
50s0
Highest Score1*
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken26
Runs Conceded982
Bowling Average37.76
Balls Bowled669
Economy Rate8.80
Best Bowling Figures4/20

Kuldip Yadav

Personal Information

Date of Birth15 October 1996
Current Age27-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Fast-medium
Debut MatchMumbai Indians 05-Oct-2021
Kuldip Yadav Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken2
Runs Conceded84
Bowling Average42.00
Balls Bowled54
Economy Rate9.33
Best Bowling Figures1/18

Adam Zampa

Personal Information

Date of Birth31 March 1992
Current Age31-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleLegbreak Googly
Debut MatchAdelaide on 20-Dec-2012
Adam Zampa Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played242
Runs272
Batting Average6.32
Balls Faced321
Strike Rate84.73
100s0
50s0
Highest Score23
6s3
4s22

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken283
Runs Conceded6282
Bowling Average22.19
Balls Bowled5137
Economy Rate7.33
Best Bowling Figures6/19

Prasidh Krishna

Personal Information

Date of Birth19 February 1996
Current Age27-year-old
Playing RoleBowler
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Fast-medium
Debut MatchPunjab on 21-Jan-2018
Prasidh Krishna Rajasthan Royals Playing XI in IPL

Batting Record

Matches Played79
Runs10
Batting Average2.50
Balls Faced29
Strike Rate34.48
100s0
50s0
Highest Score4*
6s0
4s0

Bowling Record

Wickets Taken77
Runs Conceded2426
Bowling Average31.50
Balls Bowled1730
Economy Rate8.41
Best Bowling Figures4/30

Who led RR to title win?

Shane Warne captained this team for their only title win in 2008.

Who has hit the most sixes for Rajasthan across seasons?

Sanju Samson has hit 155 sixes in 123 matches for RR.

Who is the leading wicket taker for RR?

Shane Watson tops the charts with 67 wickets in 84 matches.

Why was this team banned from IPL for two seasons?

RR was banned because of their links with match fixing and betting charges.

Which one is the least expensive team in the IPL?

RR is the least expansive side in the IPL as it was sold for $67 million in 2008.

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