RR Player List 2023: Rajasthan Royals are gearing up to begin their Indian Premier League 2023 season with an exciting match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 2, 2023, at Hyderabad. After finishing as runners-up in IPL 2022, the Royals had a remarkable performance, with Jos Buttler receiving the Orange Cap for his impressive 863 runs, and Yuzvendra Chahal earning the Purple Cap with 27 wickets. The anticipated match is expected to be an excellent start to the Royals’ 2023 campaign.
In a surprising move, Rajasthan made headlines by acquiring the services of former England captain and one of the greatest batsmen of this era, Joe Root, in an accelerated round for a meager INR 1 crore. Root made a significant impact in T20 franchise cricket with Dubai Capitals in the UAE’s ILT20 2023, scoring 80* and 82 in his last two innings.
Rajasthan Royals had an impressive season last year, finishing as runners-up in the IPL after a hard-fought battle against Gujarat Titans in the final. Despite their valiant efforts, they narrowly missed out on winning the coveted trophy. However, this year, they will be determined to go one step further and clinch the title.
To achieve their goal, the team management will have to select the best possible playing XI for each match. With several talented players in their squad, they will have to make some tough decisions to find the right balance between their batting and bowling line-ups. Taking into account their performances in the past and their recent acquisitions,
Rajasthan Royals Player’s Performances
here is a look at the possible strongest playing XI for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2023.
- Jos Buttler- With 2,831 runs in 82 matches, an average of 39.87, and a strike rate of 149.70, including 100×5 and 50×15, Jos Buttler can take the wicket-keeping position in Rajasthan Royals’ strongest playing XI for IPL 2023.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal – Scored 547 runs in 23 matches, with an average of 23.78 and a strike rate of 134.72, including 50×3, can take the second position.
- Sanju Samson – Can be the captain of the team and will take the third position. With 3,526 runs in 138 matches, an average of 29.14, and a strike rate of 135.71, including 100×3 and 50×17, he is one of the team’s most reliable players.
- Devdutt Padikkal – Can take the fourth position in the playing XI. With 1,260 runs in 46 matches, an average of 28.00, and a strike rate of 124.38, including 100×1 and 50×7, he is another reliable batsman.
- Shimron Hetmyer – If given the fifth position, he will bring his experience of scoring 831 runs in 46 matches, with an average of 30.77 and a strike rate of 152.19, including 50×3.
- Riyan Parag – Has scored 522 runs at 124.88 with 2 half-centuries and has taken 4 wickets in 47 matches, can take the sixth position.
- Jason Holder – He can occupy the 7th position and has scored 247 runs at 123.50 and has taken 49 wickets in 38 matches.
- Ravichandran Ashwin – This experienced player can take the eighth position with 647 runs at 117.63, including 1 half-century, and has taken 157 wickets in 184 matches.
- Trent Boult- with 92 wickets in 78 matches, he should take the ninth position.
- Prasidh Krishna – who has taken 49 wickets in 51 matches, can take the tenth position.
- Yuzvendra Chahal – with 166 wickets in 131 matches, can take the final position in Rajasthan Royals’ strongest playing XI for IPL 2023.
Players Bought by RR during the mini Auction –
- Jason Holder: All-rounder, bought for INR 5.75 crore, from West Indies
- Donovan Ferreira: WK-Batsman, bought for INR 50 lakh, from South Africa
- Kunal Rathore: WK-Batsman, bought for INR 20 lakh, from India
- Adam Zampa: Bowler, bought for INR 1.5 crore, from Australia
- KM Asif: Bowler, bought for INR 30 lakh, from India
- Murugan Ashwin: Bowler, bought for INR 20 lakh, from India
- Akash Vashisht: All-rounder, bought for INR 20 lakh, from India
- Abdul P A: Bowler, bought for INR 20 lakh, from India
- Joe Root: Batsman, bought for INR 1 crore, from England
Retained players –
Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, R. Ashwin, Y. Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, K.C Cariappa, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, and Kuldip Sen.
Complete RR Squad for IPL 2023
RR Player List 2023
Here is the complete list of Rajasthan Royals Squad for IPL 2023
All Rounders –
Overseas players in CSK squad for 2023 :
Shimron Hetmyer, from West Indies, is a batsman who was bought for INR 8.50 Crores(R).
Jos Buttler (wk) is a WK-Batsman from England who was bought for INR 10 Cr(R).
Obed McCoy, a bowler from West Indies, was purchased for INR 75 Lakhs(R).
Trent Boult, a bowler from New Zealand, was bought for INR 8 Crores(R).
Jason Holder, an all-rounder from West Indies, was purchased for INR 5.75 crore.
Donovan Ferreira is a WK-Batsman from South Africa who was bought for INR 50 lakh.
Adam Zampa, a bowler from Australia, was bought for INR 1.5 crore.
Joe Root, a batsman from England, was purchased for INR 1 crore.
Predictions for RR in IPL 2023 –
Rajasthan Royals have strengthened their spin bowling department by signing Adam Zampa and Murugan Ashwin, which was a weak area for them in the previous season. Their pace attack also looks strong with Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, and Navdeep Saini in their squad. Their batting unit is also impressive, with the likes of Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer.
Overall, with a balanced squad, it is possible that Rajasthan Royals could perform well in IPL 2023 and be in contention for a playoff spot. However, the IPL is a highly competitive tournament, and a lot will depend on how the team performs on the field.