Rajasthan Royals had a ‘not so great’ campaign in IPL 2021. They finished 7th on the points table, just one place above Sunrisers Hyderabad and were decent at best. However, Rajasthan Royals had many disadvantages to begin with last season. Their main bowler Jofra Archer got injured and missed the entirety of the season and the Covid break made things worse for them.
Star players like Jos Buttler were unable to rejoin the squad after the resumption of IPL 2021 in UAE and thus Rajasthan Royals’ disastrous performance last season is understandable. The only positive aspect of their campaign, however, was unfortunately the rise of some youngsters like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Chetan Sakariya and Kartik Tyagi.
RR had a decent retention ahead of the mega auction and their smart work has saved them a lot of purse amount which they can now utilize in the mega auction to build a strong squad.
In this article, we will take a look at the Rajasthan franchise ahead of IPL 2022. We will discuss things like their retention picks, what to expect from them, prediction, probable Auction picks and many more.
Rajasthan Royals Retentions and Remaining Purse
Rajasthan Royals Retained the following players ahead of IPL 2022:-
- Sanju Samson (14 crore)
- Jos Buttler (10 crore)
- Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 crore)
Remaining Purse for Mega-auction – Rs 62 Crores
Star Players Released by Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals were extremely smart in their retention. They retained only 3 of their best players namely captain Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and uncapped player Yashasvi Jaiswal and thus saved a whopping amount of 62 Crores as remaining purse.
Although releasing Ben Stokes and Chris Morris were controversial decisions that shocked the netizens, RR can get them back in the mega auction as well. Here is a list of all the star players that Rajasthan released ahead of IPL 2022’s mega auction.
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- David Miller
- Chris Morris
- Liam Livingstone
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Rahul Tewatia
- Riyan Parag
- Chetan Sakariya
Rajasthan Royals Squad for IPL 2022
- Sanju Samson
- Jos Buttler
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
Full squad to be added after the completion of the auctions
Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI for IPL 2022
To be added ones the full squad is known
What to expect from RR in IPL 2022
After winning the first ever edition of Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals fell off. That was their peak and they never really managed to replicate their first season’s success. Yes they came close many a times but for most of the seasons, RR were a mid-table team.
However, they finally have a chance to change their fate this year with some miraculous transactions in the mega-auction. Only time will tell of they are able to do so but this is indeed Rajasthan’s best shot at returning to greatness so that they can challenge for the title once again.