IPL 2020 – Rajasthan Royals

Who would have imagined that a team with no star players would go on to win the inaugural edition of IPL but Rajasthan Royals proved everyone wrong.

Rajasthan Royals are a kind of team which always believe in building star players rather than playing with a star studded team. They made other teams believe that even a youngster can be your match winner, Here is our take in the final team of IPL – 2020 “Rajasthan Royals”.

Rajasthan Royals invested in players like Yusaf Pathan, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja who performed well for the team and won games single handedly in the first few editions of the IPL. Indeed they invested in players like Steve smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer who have served the team quite well from past few years. This year Rajasthan Royals have a young squad with U-19 players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag and they have already proven their worth at U-19 level.

Top Order

Rajasthan Royals have a good top order with players like Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Manan Vhora. Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal would be the perfect opening pair with left hand and right hand combination which most teams look for. Manan might not be in the playing XI for the first few games and might get chances later on, as we have Robin Uthappa at 3 which is the right position for him to build innings around other players.

 

Middle Order and Finisher

Rajasthan Royals have a strong middle order with Steve Smith at 4. Sanju Samson at 5 has a point to prove that he can be a choice of wicket keeper batsman for India. Ben Strokes at 6 with his All-Round abilities is a bank for any team he is playing for and Riyan Parag at 7 has proven that he can play that finisher role along with strokes. He also gives you a few overs of leg spin in the power play and in middle overs. As there is no clear information on the availability of Ben Stokes for this year’s IPL due to personal reasons, David Miller might get a chance in playing XI as a replacement of Stokes.

Bowling

Rajasthan Royals has got a decent bowling attack. They got a variety In pace attack it has world class bowler like Jofra Archer leading the pace attack along with young U-19 sensation Kartik Tyagi Impressed everyone with his pace and wicket taking abilities. Rajasthan Royals have a never ending love saga with Left arm pacer Jaydev Undkat, this time he doesn’t have the pressure of a big price tag to affect his performance. Ankith Rajpoot and Tom Curren, Oshane Thomas might be considered as an options for the later half of the tournament. They also have decent spin bowling with Mayank Markende, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, along with part time bowlers like Riyan Parag and Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Player to watch out for : Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson

Best Playing XI

Jos Buttler (wk)
Yashasvi Jaiswal
Robin Uthappa
Steve Smith (c)
Sanju Samson
Ben Strokes / David Miller
Riyan Parag
Shreyas Gopal
Jofra Archer / Tom Curran
Jaydev Undkat
Kartik Tyagi