The glory of the first season of IPL is painted on the forehead of the franchise. Under Shane Warne, the seemingly simplest franchise won the first IPL title to everyone’s surprise. That first, that last.
After that 12 seasons passed but Rajasthan Royals did not win the title. Last time, Rajasthan finished the season from the end of all eight teams.
What could be worse than being stuck in the bottom? Not possible. Then only improvement is possible. He is also hoping for Rajasthan. The team has made some difficult decisions. Bringing some effective players in the team, changing the captain, releasing the previous captain তে this time the team seems to be building eight more ghats to win the title. Mostafizur Rahman of Bangladesh has also been included in the team.
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All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Shivam Dubey, Rahul Tewatia, Ryan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lamro.
Undoubtedly, the biggest strength of Rajasthan Royals is their batting. Even after the release of last year’s captain Steve Smith, the batting power does not seem to have diminished at all.
It has already been said that two English stars Ben Stokes and Joss Butler will open for the team. If this strategy works, any bowling line-up in the world will break a sweat to stop Rajasthan Royals.
Stokes usually played in the middle order but last time he opened in the IPL. Last time he opened that match and scored 265 runs at an average of 40.61, the strike rate was also dazzling 6142.50. A century against Mumbai Indians and a fifty against Kings XI Punjab proved how Stokes can shine if he plays regularly in the opening.
In addition to these two, the new captain of the team Sanju Samson can also make a storm with the bat. All-rounders like David Miller, Liam Livingstone, Ryan Parag, Rahul Tewatia and Shivam Dubey can also play with open arms as required. At the start of last season, Rajasthan showed that it is not impossible for the team to cross any target if the batsmen are in form.
The team has a number of effective spinners, which has strengthened the franchisor spin division. Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Casey Kariyappa, Mayank Markhande, Ryan Parag — everyone is able to hold the opponent’s run by twisting the wrist if necessary. Wrist spinners are now highly valued in limited overs cricket, and there is no shortage of that power in Rajasthan.
The presence of all-rounders in the team has also strengthened Rajasthan, whether it is spin bowling all-rounders or pace. Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Shivam Dubera can bowl pace as well as spin the bat in the middle and towards the end of the innings. Meanwhile, Tewatia, Parag and Shreyas have enriched the spin all-rounder division.
The quality of the foreigners in the team is also enviable. Stokes, Butler, Archer, Livingstone, Miller, Morris are all burned out in limited overs cricket.
Just as Rajasthan’s batting prowess is jealous, so is its bowling prowess. That is why the Rajasthan bowlers are not inclined to score runs in power-play or death overs. That’s why they have brought in a death over specialist bowler like Morris.
While there is no shortage of spinners in the team, everyone is a right-handed leg-spinner. Whether the importance of wrist spinners in limited overs cricket is increasing day by day, Rajasthan is full of wrist spinners or wrist spinning all-rounders. Tewatia, Kariyappa, Shreyas, Parag — everyone is the same type of spinner. The team can play the role of an ideal offspinner.
The worse the spin division, the worse the team’s pace division. Last time, Rajasthan put a lot of pressure on England’s Zafra Archer for pace bowling. This time the bowler, who is on the sidelines due to a hand injury, will not be able to play at least the first few matches.
And the matter is further revealing the pace-weakness of Rajasthan. However, Archer’s absence could benefit Bangladesh’s Mostafiz. Although Mostafiz himself will not be able to play the first one or two matches for Rajasthan, due to quarantine policy.
Despite this, the absence of Archer and the lack of form of another left-arm pacer Joydev Unadkat over the years could open the door for Mostafiz. Rajasthan will rely on pace bowling all-rounders like Chris Morris, Shivam Dubey and Ben Stokes to carry the rest of the pace bowling.
In particular, Chris Morris is the most expensive player in the history of IPL auction