The Indian Premier League is news again as the IPL auctions are about to take place in December 2022 in Kochi and Rajasthan Royals are very much equipped for it. All the teams are in process of finalizing their shopping list of players based on their purses which are left after the IPL 2022 mega auction.
A total number of 991 players have registered for the auction and the BCCI will keep a close eye on the purchase of the international players.
The runners-up of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals, had one of the most successful seasons after a long time and they met Gujarat Titans in the final game of the tournament. Team management and skipper Sanju Samson will be happy to witness the quality of players in the team and the way the whole team has played in every fixture.
Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, and Tejas Baroka have been released from the squad and now Rajasthan will eye on buying some fresh faces for the team.
In this article, we have compiled a list of 5 players that Rajasthan Royals will be planning to target.
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1) Jason Holder
First and the foremost thing that Rajasthan Royals need is a well-planned pace attack. For that, they need someone with good experience in T20 cricket and well-proven credentials. Jason Holder can be one of the solutions to their problem. He has proven records and also carries a good experience in T20 cricket leagues.
Holder plays for Rajasthan’s sister concern Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League.
2) Odeon Smith
Odean Smith is another player that Rajasthan Royals can target during the auctions. He is an all-rounder and can pick wickets with his pace. Smith is also valuable in the middle-order as he can take risks to score quick boundaries.
He was an overrated player in his debut season in 2022 because of his brilliant performances in CPL. However, the debut turned out to be below average but Smith is expected to do good in the upcoming season of the tournament.
3) Mayank Agarwal
One of the biggest shocks of IPL 2023 was the release of Mayank Agarwal from the Punjab Kings. Mayank didn't have a good season with Punjab in 2022 and has parted ways. He carries a good experience in IPL and has proven credentials in the tournament.
Mayank has scored 2,326 runs in the IPL at an average of 22.6, striking 134.2 in 107 innings. Rajasthan can target him and use him as a backup player for any batsmen in the squad.
4) Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams was a part of the Mumbai Indian squad till IPL 2022. IPL 2022 was a complete nightmare for the Mumbai Indians and they just won 4 matches in the whole tournament. However, Daniel Sams had a good season towards the end of the tournament but it was already too late to recover from the damage.
He took 13 wickets in the last season, eight of which came in the first six overs. This proves that Sams can be lethal with the new ball and Rajasthan can use him in their pace attack.
5) Fabian Allen
Fabian Allen is a utility player as he can bat, bowl and field well. His aggression is high whenever the bat is in his hands and the bowlers are always punished for the loose balls. Rajasthan Royals can hire the services of Fabian Allen to strengthen their middle order. Allen’s presence will give an extra push to Rajasthan’s batting depth.
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