Here in this article , we will preview the Team Strength of Rajasthan Royals and possible Strong XI for the IPL 2021. Rajasthan Royals is the Team , which was more dependent on their foreign strength in the past years and in this year also they prefer to continue the same strategy but exceptionally they will have the new face of the Team means the captain is now Sanju Samson, an upcoming talented Batsman has now got the the new role to prove to the world . With the guidance of their new director Kumar Sangakkara we might see some great decision making skills from the Team Captain. It’s a known fact that Rajasthan always have their core strength as foreign players but they also never fail to produce the domestic Talent from the Team for example Rahul Tewatia , Karthick Tyagi are the players who were in the radar of BCCI selection after their performances in the IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals had some poor seasons in the past year at UAE , except some few good matches in Sharjah and extraordinary performances against Mumbai Indians in IPL2020.In a result of these performances, they released the captain of the Team Steve smith in the IPL Auction and traded Uthappa to CSK .They retained their star players like Miller , Ben Stokes , Butler , Archer in the squad.
Rajasthan Royals bought around 8 players for their Team in this auction and they own the most expensive buy of Chris Morris (16.25 Cr).Rajasthan Royals made the highest-ever bid for a player in the history of IPL auctions. Their main strategy is to control the runs from the other end , whereas one end will be completely controlled by the speedster Archer in the Team . Buying the all rounder can make the Team balance pretty good so that Stokes might be promoted as an opener for the Team.
So , according to sources Rajasthan Royals opening combination will be Stokes and Butler , since they have Dube, Morris , Tewatia to play their finishers role . These opening combination will decide the fate of the team . If opposite Team , break these two then there is no one down the order to lift the team from disaster . Instead of that , if they prefer to give chance for a youngster like Jaiswal with Butler it will give a new experience for the player like Yashasvi Jaiswal who was the leading run scorer for Team India in U19. So, its better to have Jaiswal and Butler and Stokes should play at No : 4 position in middle to control the game will create a better balance for the Team.
.Also, their another smart buy is Shivam Dube who have some power hitting ability with slow left arm medium action his contribution will be handy in crucial situation which the team missed in last season . Dube had a decent IPL performance as all rounder ,so his contribution in the middle order with the bat will play a bigger role for his career and Rajasthan Royals .
Their , Indian Bowling attack is vulnerable though they have Unadkat and Karthick Tyagi both were predictable for the opponent batsman , they were not able to perform consistently in four overs . If Indian fast bowlers had a good Season with RR, there are some high chances that they would also have some chance to qualify for Play off , If they qualified, they have some big match winners like Stokes, Butler , Archer , Morris in the Team to win the games. So to qualify for the play off , each team player must contribute instead of believing the big match players .
According to sources,Jofra Archer will be unavailable for the first few matches , so either Andrew Tye or Mustafizur Rahman will replace him on his unavailability and ther is no confirmation from the management whether he will be unavaiable for the entire season or not , till now he did not join the team . Once, he return to India he has to serve 7 day quarantine , so he will miss around 5 to 6 matches for the Team .If he did not recover from injury, there are chances for him to miss the entire season of IPL 2021. Luckily, they had a decent buy of Mustafizur Rahman to full fill the overseas pace bowler position .
Rajasthan Royals Strongest Playing XI:
- Jos Butler
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Sanju Samson( c & wk)
- Ben Stokes
- Shivam Dube
- Chris Morris
- Rahul Tewatia
- Shreyas Gopal
- Jayadev Unadkat
- Mustafizur Rahman