Day: 14 September 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore Latest Updates 2020

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KINGS XI PUNJAB vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Date : 24th September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won RCB
Opted Bowling
First Batting  KXIP

 

PLAYING XI

Aaron Finch, Devduthh Padikkal, virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Josh Philipee(WK), shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini,Dale Steyn, Yuzvendar Chahal

RCB acronym as Royal Challengers Bangalore is based in Bangalore and owned by United Spirits and named once the company’s liquor brand Royal Challenge, is a franchise cricket team based in Bangalore, Karnataka, that plays within the Indian Premier League (IPL).The team has contended its home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium since its beginning.

Being one of the most favourite franchises in Indian Premier League since the inaugural edition, Royal Chellengers Bangalore are yet to win an IPL title to their name. Since 2011 the team has been captained by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and despite the large names in the squad, the team has twice finished as the bottom-ranked side in 2017 and 2019 editions and also 6th in the points table in the 2018 season, and 7th in 2014 season.between 2009 and 2016 the team has crowned  runners-up on three occasions.

They gained the tag of “ underachievers” because of  their lack of success over the years despite the presence of various notable players.The team holds the records of both the very best and also the lowest totals in the IPL – 263/5 and 49 respectively.

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RCB will be directed by India captain Virat Kohli, the team has recently released its new logo and jersey, boasts of some of the best T20 players and fans would expect an improved show from their favourite stars this year.On 14 February RCB revealed their new logo for the team featuring a lion.

The RCB has been to tried to win  the IPL title in the 2009, 2011 and 2016 seasons but they failed to win the final all 3 times and were runners up. The team will continue to have Shivam Dube , who is a all-rounder and made his India debut last year and is one of the X-factors in the side. However the top-order is favoured with Aaron Finch, Kohli and de Villiers.Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn are the solid pace-attackers of the RCB team.Kane Richardson has exit the team due to personal reasons and leg spinner Adam Zampa will take his place.

It would be a sink or swim season for the IPL ‘underachievers’ and their real chance to do something.ViratKohli will continue to be  the captain of the RCB side and the team will also continue to enjoy the services of retired South African international palyers AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn.

RCB went on to buy 8 players and paid a hefty 10 crores for South Africa’s Chris Morris in the IPL 2020 auctions, held in Kolkata. The other 7 players include: Aaron Finch, Joshua Phillipe, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana.

RCB has released their players Before the start of 2020 IPL: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee. During the IPL auction, they added Aaron Finch (4.4 crore), Chris Morris (10 crore), Joshua Philippe (20 lakh), Kane Richardson (4 crore), Pavan Deshpande (20 lakh), Dale Steyn (2 crore), Shahbaz Ahamad (20 lakh), Isuru Udana (50 lakh).

IPL 2020 Auctions:

During the auction, which was held on December 19 last year,it seemed like the Royal Challengers top-brass had not come prepared, as they were trying to sign  new players. The franchise had released 11 players ahead of the auctionso they had a full chance to make it big at the auctions but, instead, they poured all their money into hiring Chris Morris and Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch.

Full squad

Virat Kohli(captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa(replacing Kane Richardson), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel(wicketkeeper), Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande

Team Anthem 

“Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se” was the theme song of the team for the 2008 season.For the 2009 season the team anthem, “Game for More” was created. The music was composed by Amit Trivedi and written by Anshu Sharma.for the 2013 seasonA new anthem, “Here We Go The Royal Challengers” was created and was used till 2015. The anthem “Play Bold” was composed by Salim–Sulaiman, sung by Siddharth Basrur and was released in 2016 during the launch of jerseys for the season. The same anthem was recomposed for 2017 and sung by AnandBhaskar in 6 languages – English, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi

PLAYERS TO WATCH 

Being one of the most favourite franchises in Indian Premier League since the inaugural edition, Royal Chellengers Bangalore are yet to win an IPL title to their name. Since 2011 the team has been captained by Indian skipper ViratKohli and despite the large names in the squad, the team has twice finished as the bottom-ranked side in 2017 and 2019 editions and also 6th in the points table in the 2018 season, and 7th in 2014 season between 2009 and 2016 the team has crowned  runners-up on three occasions. Here we go with the players to watch from RCB.

ViratKohli

An Amulet of the RCB ,A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is considered as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore and he has continued to be the captain since 2013. He has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world since October 2017, and is currently 2nd in Test rankings with 886 points. Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points) Among Indian batsmen, Ever since the beginning of the IPL The RCB skipper has been there with the team and is the heartbeat of this team. Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer IPL with 5412 runs from 177 matches at a great strike rate of 132 and an average of 38 in the history of the IPL.He had an unbelievable season back in 2016 where he amassed 973 runs and scored 4 centuries.

Ab de Villiers

A South African cricketer, one of RCB’s most consistent performers over the years, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers. He is an attacking batsman In limited overs cricket.During his 15-year international career he was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times. At the end of 2019 his name was also featured in Wisden Cricketers of the Decade. De Villiers has scored 4935 runs in 154 IPL games at a brilliant average of 40 and a very high strike rate of 152 with 3 centuries and 33 half-centuries to his name.He has conquered over 8,000 runs in Tests including 22 centuries and 46 fifties. in November 2008.

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali, An English cricketer of Pakistani descent. He is all-rounder for his franchise.He is someone to watch out for , with both bat and ball after having been picked for the 2015 World Cup. He has the most inventive championship season in 2013, scoring a massive 1,375 runs in 17 First-Class games, which included four tons and eight fifties. . His bowling was equally marvellous as he gathered 31 wickets.

Kane Richardson

An young promising fast bowler of Australia , Kane Richardson who can bowl fast  and get the ball to move around. South Australia ,where he was born and he represents the same.For the 2009/10 Under-19 World Cup he was part of Australia’s squad,which also comprised Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, NicMaddinson and Alister McDermott. He is a proficient batsman, a skilled bowler  and an athletic fielder. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler too.

YuzvendraChahal

An Indian cricketer and former chess player who represents India in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty 20 Internationals (T20Is). He has impressed both experts and fans alike on the international stage through his wrist spinning and when it comes to the IPL, He has been considered to be the most mortal bowling option for RCB. In Indian domestic cricket he plays for Haryana and in Indian Premier League for  Royal Challengers Bangalore.  He is a leg break bowler.

Mohammed Siraj

 A son of an auto-rickshaw driver, the fast bowler from Hyderabad who made headlines when his services were recognised by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.60 cr. In 2015 he started playing leather ball cricket and within 2 years of domestic cricket, he was donning his country’s national colours. During Ranji Trophy season in the year 2016-17, he was recognised as highest wicket taker up of the Hyderabad with41 wickets from 9 matches, ending joint third highest wicket taker. He has a knack for taking wickets and that was apparent in debut IPL season, where he took 10 wickets from 6 games.

Aaron Finch

An Australian international cricketer, Aaron James who captains the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket.Currently he is holding the record for two of the three highest individual scores in Twenty 20 Internationals (T20I), his score of 172 against Zimbabwe in July 2018 beating his previous record of 156 against England in 2013. During July 2018, he became the first player to reach 900 rating points on the official International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I rankings.He made his Test debut for Australia in October 2018.He is a great insertion to the RCB team and his presence will strengthen the middle order.

Washington Sundar

A mark of thanksgiving to his mentor, Sundar has named after PD Washington. He is a left Handed batsman and right arm off spinner. On 13 December 2017, he has played for India against Sri lanka and made his debut during T20I. Batting for Tamil Nadu against Tripura in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, he scored his maiden first-class century. He was also selected for the India U-19 world cup in 2016.

Kings XI Punjab Latest Updates 2020

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KINGS XI PUNJAB vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Date : 24th September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won RCB
Opted Bowling
First Batting  KXIP

PLAYING XI

Lokesh Rahul (W / C), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bisnoi

Kings XI Punjab is one of the team participating in the IPL among 8 teams ,competing its 13th season this 2020. From the letter sequence existing in the team banner as “K J H P H “ we can  get  to know about the areas covered by the team are Kashmir, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. KL Rahul will direct the team as captain this season , declared by the team Co-owner Ness Wadia during the IPL auction. The team will be handled by  KL Rahul after the release of Ravichandran Ashwin. Rahul as outstanding Captain will try to get the team the title. The kxip bought Australia’s player Glenn Maxwell for Rs 10.75 crore during the IPL auction. Right now the team is being captained by KL Rahul with Anil Kumble as team coach.

In spite of having one of the best squads each year, Kings Xi have been the persisting underachievers in the 12 editions of the IPL till date. In the first season they made a promising start and reached the semi-finals but the team graph has gone down from there onwards.

KXIP team with high profile being owned by famous owners Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia ,but the team has given bad performance in the IPL  barring two seasons.

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The team reached their dream of winning the trophy excruciatingly in the year 2014, but they lost it against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.

In spite of changing their squad, captains and coaching staff, the team haven’t been able to make it to the playoffs ever since 2014.The team has tried all the probability to win but still its one of the team among two who haven’t won the competition. Rahul will be the 12th player to direct KXIP, the joint-most number of captains any franchise has ever had in the IPL along with Delhi Capitals.

Before the December auction the team has released 12 players and then spent over Rs 68 crore to buy the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan etc.

Chris Gayle and Rahul are Catastrophic opening pair of the team. . They also have all-rounders Neesham and KrishnappaGowtham in their ranks. The team looks superb on the paper and on current form but we have to wait and watch the performance in the field.

KXIP already have one of the most devastating opening pairs in the competition in Chris Gayle and Rahul. They also have all-rounders Jimmy Neesham and KrishnappaGowtham in their ranks. The squad once again looks outstanding on paper and on current form but it will all boil down to how they perform on the field once the tournament kicks-off on March 29.In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in mumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. Narendra Modi On 14 April said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

Kings XI Punjab is aiming to give better performance after the years of inconsistency under the captaincy of Rahul for the first time. Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss and James Neesham are two entertainers both on and off the field and they may be wanting to play cricket the Punjabi style, which is plenty of fun and aggression. With Sheldon Cottrell in the line-up as well as great bowling in the form of Mohammed Shami, Kings XI Punjab can go the entire distance in IPL 2020.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,

allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May. The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020

Full Squad

KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeebur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, HardusViljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesh Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kings XI Punjab is hoping to go all the way this year and lift their IPL trophy under KL Rahul’s Captaincy.Though its really difffcult for the players to accustom themselves to the hot and humid conditions in the Gulf country .Wishing them good luck for the upcoming tournament here we go with the players to watch for.

Mohammad Shami

An Indian international cricketer Mohammed Shami Ahmed is a right-arm fast bowler, who consistently bowls around the 140 to 145 km/h. He is also a reverse swing specialist. He joined the Kings XI team back in 2019 and picked up 19 wickets, fetching the leading wicket-taker for them. His bowling form will be key for the success of KXIP.

Glenn maxwell

An Australian international cricketer who currently plays ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia known for his dramatic shot making and spontaneity in the short form of the game. During 2014 IPL season Maxwell had scored 552 runs for KXIP and helped them to get their first and only IPL final appearance till date. This will be Maxwell’s second term with KXIP.

Chris Gayle

A Jamaican cricketer, young in his 40 and the world is looking for him all the time, Yes exactly its Chris Gayle who is part of the KXIP. Gayle is known for his characteristic hitting, imposing physique, and timing. He attributes the latter to being very thin when young, and having a heavy bat.

He had outstanding seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and during IPL 2018 auction he was bought by KXIP. He has gained 3163 runs in 85 innings for RCB at a brilliant average of 42 and a high strike rate of 152.7.He has given the best while playing for KXIP, scoring 490 runs and 368 runs in IPL 2018 and IPL 2019 respectively.

K L Rahul

An Indian international cricketer who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and captains Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. A right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper and the exciting player to watch out from KXIP this season as their captain KL Rahul. He became the part of KXIP during IPL 2018 and since then he has been absolutely enormous for the team, scoring 593 runs and 659 runs in the last two seasons respectively at an average of 53.90 and 54.91. Rahul has been charged with the Captaincy and his form both as a batsman and as a captain will determine KXIP’s fate in this season’s IPL.

Nicholas Pooran

A Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team in international cricket and for the Trinidad and Tobago in West Indian domestic matches.He was expected to be one of the biggest buys for Kings XI Punjab in last season but the left-hander failed to make an impact, scoring only 168 runs in 7 matches. However KXIP showed faith and retained him for IPL 2020.Of course he would be looking to repay the faith with an impactful performance this season.

James Neesham

A New Zealand international cricketer James Douglas Sheahan Neesham known as Jimmy Neesham who plays all formats of the game.He became the focus of attention as a promising all-rounder in the U-19 World Cup of 2010. After  making his first-class debut, Neesham was called into New Zealand’s T20I squad for the series against South Africa in 2012-2013.The Kiwi all-rounder was snapped up by Delhi in the 2014 Indian T20 League auctions and was later bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the following season.

Chris Jordan

A Barbadian-born English cricketer Christopher James Jordan is a right-arm fast bowler and a late-order right-handed batsman. Being a quality death bowler and for some hard-hitting shots lower down the order he was drafted for the first time by the Royal Challengers Bangalore during IPL 2016. In the 2017 edition he was grabbed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 50 Lakh. He burst on the county circuit as a 18-year old in 2007 when he picked up 20 wickets in five county championship games for Surrey.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

An Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Ur RahmanZadran , who plays for the Afghanistan national cricket team. At the age of 16 years and 325 days,two months after his international debut, he became the youngest player to take a five-wicket haul in a One Day International match. Blessed with his own private practicing facilities, Mujeeb discovered his aptitude for spin bowling trying to squeeze a tennis ball between his fingers to bowl off-breaks and carom balls. Over time, Mujeeb started to develop some strength and could propel the ball further with a flick of the finger

Rajasthan Royals Latest Updates 2020

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CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Date : 21st September 2020
Match Starts 7.30PM
Venue : Sharjah Cricket Stadium (UAE)
Toss Won CSK
First Batting  RR

PLAYING XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samso (W), Steven Smith (C), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat
Shane Warne appointed  RR Mentor

Rajasthan Royals have appointed Legendary spinner Shane Warne as team Mentor for IPL 2020, Warne played an pivotal role in inaugural edition of IPL for RR to take the team win trophy, he will work alongside head coach Andrew McDonald, his victorian team mate from 2003 to 2007, he will be working with RR team management to strengthen the International team base.

No Clarity on Availability of Strokes

The preparations for IPL 2020 are in full swing by Rajasthan Royals, who start their campaign with first encounter with Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on 22nd September 2020,

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However the England Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was expected to play a big role for the team in this year IPL is yet to join the team as he has had to go to New Zealand to visit his ailing father, the Royals camp is anxious to know about his availability but coach Andrew McDonald doesn’t want to keep second-guessing the situation.

RR Team Profile

An endorsed cricket team based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is The Rajasthan Royals (often abbreviated as RR). As one of the initial eight IPL franchises the team is founded in 2008 and based at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Titled as the “moneyball” team of the IPL, the Royals are known to ascertain, vague, high potential talent but also having their involvement in many controversies and scandals.

Although declared as title contender by the media and fans the team won the inaugural edition of the IPL although under the captaincy of Shane Warne. During Rahul Dravid’s captaincy the team also won the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20. The team is embedded with a run-scorer  Ajinkya Rahane with 2705 runs and the leading wicket-taker  Shane Watson, with 67.

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Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings teams have been suspended for two years over a 2013 betting scandal because of the  verdict reached by a panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India On 14 July 2015, because of which they could not participate in both the 2016 and 2017 IPL tournaments. They made their existence in the 2018 season.

The team which cannot be easily assorted is Rajasthan Royals. The champions made the  big changes to their squad during the trading season and later during the auction. Ajinkya Rahane – who was the captain of the franchise until the last few games of the previous season – has been traded to Delhi Capitals. Captain Steve Smith will be hoping for a better show from his team in this season. The team will be missing the services of England’s pace sensation Jofra Archer this year. The team is currently being captained by Steve Smith. The franchise of Rajasthan has appointed Australian coach Andrew McDonald as a team coach.

Because of the health issues of his father, Stokes left the test series between England and Pakistan midway and still its not clear will he be available for this IPL season. Right now he is in New Zealand with his family after a 14-day quarantine, and it is expected that he may miss the first half of the tournament.Also, possibilities of his opting out of the full season can also not be ruled out. This will be a massive setback for Rajasthan.

The burden will be on Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, David Miller and Jofra Archer  in  the absence of Stokes and fans are expecting a lot from Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Karthik Tyagi.

Auction

Number of players are bought by Rajasthan Royals during the IPL 2020 Auction.Their costly purchases includes Robin Uthappa for INR 300L, JaydevUnadkat for INR 300L, and Yashasvi Jaiswal for INR 240L. Aside from these 3, they got Andrew Tye and Tom Curran for just INR 100L each. Shockingly, they got David Miller for just INR 75L.

Players bought

Robin Uthappa , Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal , Anuj Rawat , Akash Singh , Kartik Tyagi , David Miller , Oshane Thomas , Anirudha Joshi , Andrew Tye, Tom Curran

In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in mumbai  On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. NarendraModi On 14 April said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.The BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.

The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,

allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May. The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister KirenRijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020.

Full Squad

Robin Uthappa, JaydevUnadkat, YashasviJaiswal, AnujRawat, Akash Singh, KarthikTyagi, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Anirudha Joshi, Andrew Tye and Tom Curran, AnkitRajpoot,MayankMarkande, Rahul Tewatia, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, RiyanParag, Shashank Singh, ShreyasGopal, MahipalLomror, Varun Aaron and MananVohra.

Coaching Staff

Andrew McDonald (Head Coach), AmolMazumdar (Batting Coach), SairajBahutule (Bowling Coach), DishantYagnik (Fielding coach)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Jos Buttler

An English international cricketer , aright-handed batsman Jos Buttler who usually fields as a wicket-keeper.Buttler began to open the innings for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL,his successful 2017 IPL season with Mumbai Indians made the Rajasthan Royals go for him for the following IPL season.  Buttler was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for ₹44 million in January 2018 . He subsequently became the only second batsman in IPL history to achieve five scores of fifty or more in consecutive matches. He made an unbeaten 95 from 60 balls against Chennai Super Kings, his highest score in the T20 format to date.During the 2019 IPL season, Rajasthan Royals retained Buttler.

Jofra Archer

A Barbadian-born English cricketer who plays internationally for England .He made his first-class debut On 8 July 2016 for Sussex during Pakistan’s tour of England. After influencing everyone in the Big Bash League Jofra Archer was quickly roped in by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping INR 7.2 crores in the 2018 IPL auction.

On 22 April 2018, against the Mumbai Indians on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, he took three wickets and was named the player of the match.

In the 21 IPL games that he has played, Archer has picked up 26 wickets at a mind-boggling average of just 16. He also has the ability to use the long handle if needed. Thus Archer’s ability to bowl with both the new ball and at the death coupled with his batting prowess will be of great help to the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.

Ben stokes

 An English international cricketer, a left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, who is regarded as one of the best all-rounders in the world.Stokes consistently bowls at around the 140kph (87mph) mark and he can also swing the ball. An attacking middle-order batsman, he holds the record for England’s fastest ever Test double-century. He is one of the most important players in the Rajasthan Royals squad. In 34 IPL games, Stokes has scored 635 runs and has picked up 26 wickets. During IPL 2020, the fate of the Rajasthan Royals based on his all-round ability.

Steve Smith

An Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team.according to the ICC Player Rankings Smith is eternally rated as one of the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world. Due to his distinctively high Test batting average he has been called the “best since Bradman”. He was initially selected for Australia as a right-arm leg spinner, and later played primarily as a batsman. Presently he is guiding  Rajasthan Royals under his captaincy.

Smith’s presence is a big boost for RR as he is a live wire in the field. With his batting, he can control the innings and give direction to RR’s innings

Robin Uthappa

An Indian cricketer who plays for Kerala in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. In April 2006  he made his One Day International debut in the seventh and final match of the English tour of India making 86 as an opening batsman .He had a successful debut and It was the highest score for an Indian debutant in a limited-overs match. For his tactic of charging the bowler ,he is nicknamed ‘The Walking Assassin’.

During the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 .he played an important role in India’s win. He finished the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy season as the highest run scorer that season.He has scored 4411 IPL runs, was bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 3 crores.

David miller

A South African international cricketer, an aggressive left-handed middle order batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper who plays domestic cricket for the Dolphins and is the former captain of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League . A hard-hitting left-hander with a relish for clearing the boundary, David Miller made famous the phrase: “If it’s in the arc, it’s out the park.”

Sanju Samson

An Indian cricketer who represents Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Indian national cricket team. A wicket-keeper/right-handed batsman, who made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 19 July 2015. He is the youngest batsman to score 1,000 runs in the IPL and the youngest cricketer to captain a Ranji trophy side.On 29 April 2013 he achievedhalf-century in the IPL and Champions League Twenty20 at the age of 18.

Through an official poll he was proclaimed  as the “Best Young Player of the Season” in the 2013 IPL. Sanju became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a double hundred in Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Shreyasgopal

An Indian cricketer,RamaswamyShreyasGopal,who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket.  An all-rounder who bats right-handed, and bowls leg break. In 2011 he played three ODIs for India Under-19 cricket team .He had captained Karnataka at various age levels such as Under-13, Under-15, Under-16 and Under-19. In the 2014 IPL auction he was bought by Mumbai Indians , where he spent four seasons.

In the 2018 IPL auction he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals.On 30 April 2019, he took a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 Indian Premier League, which included the wickets of ViratKohli, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis. He was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI  for his performances in the 2019 IPL season.