Rajasthan Royals (RR) was one of the original eight franchises in Indian Premier League that was introduced in 2008. The team was suspended for two years in 2015 over fixing and betting charges. Rajasthan Royals represented Rajasthan’s Jaipur city in the tournament. Manoj Badale is the current owner of this IPL franchise. Rajasthan Royals are the first champion of IPLT20 as they won championship in 2008 by defeating CSK in the final.
Rajasthan Royals won championship under Shane Warne’s captaincy. Initially Sawai Mansingh Stadium was the home ground for RR but later on team used to play home matches at Sardar Patel Stadium and Brabourne Stadium. Supreme Court suspended franchise along with Chennai Super Kings for 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Rajasthan Royals made comeback to Vivo IPL from 2018 edition of Indian Premier League.
RR Performance Year Wise
Rajasthan Royals won first edition of Indian Premier League twenty20 championship back in 2008.
|Year||Result / Place|
|2008||Winner (1st Place)|
|2009||Group Stage (6th Place)|
|2010||Group Stage (7th Place)|
|2011||Group Stage (6th Place)|
|2012||Group Stage (7th Place)|
|2013||Play-off (3rd Place)|
|2014||Group Stage (5th Place)|
|2015||Playoff (4th Place)|
|2016||Did Not Play|
|2017||Did Not Play|
|2018||Playoffs (4th Place)|
|2019||Group Stage (7th Place)|
Rajasthan Royals never won Champions Twenty20 championship. They only qualified for tournament once in 2013 where they succeed to reach in the final but couldn’t win it. Mumbai Indians defeated RR in the CLT20 2013 final.
Note: Champions League Twenty20 doesn’t exist anymore after 2014 as tournament was defunct from 2015.
Rajasthan Royals 2020 Squad, Players List
Rajasthan Royals retained a total of 16 players including Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith ahead of Vivo IPL Players auction 2019. Royals released Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma and Jatin Saxena from their 2018 squad for 12th IPL season.
Steve Smith who has been facing 12-month ban from Cricket Australia to play international cricket, is included and retained by Rajasthan franchise.
|Ish Sodhi||New Zealand||Bowler|
|Jofra Archer||West Indies||Bowler|
|Paddy Upton||South Africa||2013-2018|
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