The biggest T20 cricket league IPL is about to start in a matter of days and eight teams will go against each other back to back to win the prestigious trophy. Rajasthan Royals will look forward to win the IPL tournament and end its title hopes after 2008, which was the first and the only time the team won the league.
The squad consists of very valuable players, here are a few key players from the Royals squad to look forward to in the upcoming tournament:
– Sanju Samson: The cricketer has been given the captaincy for the team after Steve Smith got released in the IPL auctions this year. The player ranked second on the list to score the most sixes- 26- and will be looking forward to playing similarly with the added responsibility of captaincy. During the last season, Samson became the youngest player to score 2,000 runs in IPL history.
– Chris Morris: If we look for a perfect all-rounder, Morris is the name. The cricketer is a power-hitter, scores wickets when the team most needs them and fields with the speed of a bullet. He will give the royals a much needed pace attack in the absence of Jofra Archer, who has been ruled out for at least the start of the season due to hand injury. He is the most expensive player of the season and he will pull the strings this season to give his best and add wins in the league table.
– Jos Buttler: Despite Steve Smith having left the Jaipur team, there is still a well-balanced batting line-up. Buttler has always added value to the team by scoring huge on crucial matches. Time and again, the batsman has proved his worth for the team and is a key player for the Royals to look forward to.
– Shivam Dube: The newest member inducted to the Rajasthan team will keep the hopes high for the team by clinching wins in the league table. Dube has played well in the past season for the RCB scoring 129 runs and 4 wickets in just 4 matches. Sanju Samson’s team will make sure that the all-rounder gets the perfect opportunity to play and add great value to the team.
– Ben Stokes: The player is undoubtedly one of the best cricketers across all formats. He has been a winning factor in crucial matches for RR and Mumbai Indians in the past. Stokes is one of few high-profile all-rounders that every team wants in their squad. In the last season, he scored 107 not out against the season winner Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi, and will be an exciting player to look forward to in this season as well.
There are many other young players who will look to make a powerful appearance this season including, Riyan Parag, Kartik Tyagi and Yashasvi Jaiswal.