IPL 2022: Strongest Rajasthan Royals Playing XI – Full Player List, Squad And Captain After Auction
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) way back in 2008. Shane Warne, who was at the fag end of his career back then, led the team with a lot of authority and made them the champions against the odds.
But since then, the team has strained to find its feet. Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have captained them, but without much success. Leave along winning the title, the Royals have struggled to even qualify for the playoffs in the last few seasons.
Prior to the mega auction, RR retained their prolific batters, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. They have also strengthened their bowling, roping in Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Ashwin. Their batting also looks a power-packed one.
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Full Rajasthan Royals (RR) Squad for IPL 2022:
Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell
Strongest Rajasthan Royals (RR) Playing XI for IPL 2022:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravi Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy/Trent Boult
The selection of Devdutt Padikkal means that the Royals have two talented young openers in their ranks apart from Yashasvi Jaiswal. Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson may have to take responsibility and shoulder the middle order.
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Rassie van der Dussen has been in excellent form for South Africa and he’ll look to make his IPL debut season a memorable one. Ravi Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal are expected to be the spin-bowling options and they can pose a lot of threat to the oppositions.
The Royals also have two quality left-arm seamers, Obed McCoy and Trent Boult. McCoy has been a genuine wicket-taker for the West Indies in the shorter format. Boult, on the other hand, is a tried and tested customer in the IPL.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Captain for IPL 2022
Sanju Samson is again set to lead the Royals in the 2022 edition of the IPL. The youngster was the first player the team retained for the upcoming season. He agreed to an INR 14 crore per season contract. Last season, Samson performed exceptionally with the bat, having also scored a century against the Punjab Kings, but his team faltered and couldn’t make it to the playoffs.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Coaching and Support Staff for IPL 2022
Director of Cricket – Kumar Sangakkara
Development and performance director – Zubin Bharucha
Assistant coach – Trevor Penney
Batting coach – Amol Mazumdar
Spin bowling coach – Sairaj Bahutule
Team Liaison and spin bowling consultant – Ish Sodhi
Fast bowling coach – Rob Cassell
Fast bowling development coach – Steffan Jones
Fielding coach- Dishant Yagnik
Physiotherapist – John Gloster