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 team profile.
Rajasthan Royals Logo

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.

Rajasthan Royals won 2008 Indian Premier League
Rajasthan Royals won 2008 Indian Premier League


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)
2020 TBC


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.

Player Country Role
Ajinkya Rahane India Batsman
Steve Smith Australia Batsman
Sanju Samson India Batsman
Dhawal Kulkarni India Bowler
Jos Buttler England Wicket-Keeper
Mahipal Lomror India All-Rounder
Shreyas Gopal India Batsman
Krishnappa Gowtham India All-Rounder
Ish Sodhi New Zealand Bowler
Prashant Chopra India Wicket-Keeper
Rahul Tripathi India Batsman
Jofra Archer West Indies Bowler
Stuart Binny India All-Rounder
Aryaman Birla India Bowler
Ben Stokes England All-Rounder
Sudhesan Midhun India Bowler

Head Coaches

Shane Warne Australia 2008-2012
Paddy Upton South Africa 2013-2018


Shane Warne Australia 2008-2011
Rahul Dravid India 2012-2013
Shane Watson Australia 2014-2015
Ajinkya Rahane India 2018-Present

Official Online Presence

Website: www.rajasthanroyals.com

Twitter: Rajasthan Royals

Facebook: Rajasthan Royals

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