IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals has always come out as a weaker team in the IPL tournament but they completely changed that perception in the last year’s tournament. The franchise looked aggressive since the IPL mega auction when they bought R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal into their squad and the duo became a deadly combination for every team.
Chahalturned out to be the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 and Jos Buttler became the highest-run scorer of IPL 2022. This year as well they will have the services of all the star players and some fresh faces that they have bought from the IPL auction. And with a much more balanced squad this time around – the top bookmakers in India will provide decent odds of them going all the way this time around.
3 players from the Rajasthan Royals squad who can make headlines
1) Jos Buttler
The English T20 expert turned out to be a powerhouse for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022. Jos Buttler became the highest scorer of IPL 2022 with 863 runs in 17 games at an average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05.
He continued the momentum in international cricket as well became one of the co-conspirators for England’s T20 World Cup win. In 2022, Jos Buttler scored 462 runs in 15 games at an average of 35.53 and a strike rate of 160.41. Buttler has the ability to score quick runs and that will again benefit the Royals in IPL 2023.
2) Adam Zampa
The Australian spin maestro had a good year in 2022 and he made headlines with his brilliant performances in international cricket. He made his debut in IPL in 2016 for Rising Pune Supergiants but failed to make an impact and once the team was dismantled, nobody was interested to sign the player.
In 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore showed interest in him but the player completely failed to make an impact, and hence the franchise chose to release him. Considering his performance in 2022, the Royals have shown interest in him and they will be using him as a backup player but Zampa would be confident enough to make an impact in IPL after trying out hard for a long time.
3) Joe Root
It is surprising to know that a player as experienced and talented as Joe Root has never played in the Indian Premier League. During the recently held auctions, the Royals bought Joe Root and gave him a way to make his debut for the IPL.
Joe Root is an experienced player who has proved his worth in Test cricket. However, when it comes to T20 cricket, he has not been as effective. It will be interesting to see how Root’s experience will be used by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2023.