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| On Mar 24, 2022 6:35 PM IST

Predicted Rajasthan Royals Playing 11 for their first IPL 2022 match

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RR Playing XI: After a historic title win in the debut 2008 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Rajasthan Royals (RR) have surely struggled to dictate terms during the last few seasons. The Rajasthan-based IPL franchise last qualified for the playoffs in the 2018 season where they lost the Eliminator to Kolkata Knight Riders. In the IPL 2022 season, RR will kickstart their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 29 March at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

IPL 2022: Predicted RR Playing XI

RR Playing XI (likely)
1. Jos Buttler (WK)
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
3. Devdutt Padikkal
4. Sanju Samson (C)
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Riyan Parag
7. James Neesham
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Trent Boult
10. Yuzvendra Chahal
11. Navdeep Saini/Prasidh Krishna

The Rajasthan Royals will definitely witness a problem of plenty while selecting their first choice playing XI at the start of Indian Premier League 2022. They are very much likely to open the batting with the trusted pair of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal while RR’s newest recruit Devdutt Padikkal will have to bat No.3. The middle-order will include the trio of captain Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag. Rajasthan Royals also have the overseas option of Rassie van der Dussen, but Hetmyer currently appears to be the frontrunner.

James Neesham will be the seam-bowling all-rounder with Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin will be their premier spinners. Rajasthan Royals are very much likely to pick Trent Boult and one of Prasidh Krishna or Navdeep Saini as their two fast bowlers.

RR 2022 Squad: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Rassie van der Dussen, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Kariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Kuldeep Sen, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Daryll Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Anunay Singh, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham.

IPL 2022 in Focus
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SRH vs RR: Top 3 Picks in the Rajasthan Royals Playing 11

1. Jos Buttler Stats in IPL

For the Rajasthan Royals, explosive opener Jos Buttler delivered some noticeable performances during the previous edition of the IPL. Buttler smashed more than 250 runs at an impressive strike-rate of 153.01 and also looked in a staggering form in the T20 World Cup 2021.

Matches Runs Strike-Rate IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
65 1968 150 254 runs (7 games) 0, 11, 3, 5*, 0, 26, 39, 23, 29

 

2. Sanju Samson Stats in IPL

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson performed excellently well in the last season of the Indian Premier League. Sanju Samson amassed a fabulous total of close to 500 runs from 14 matches.

Matches Runs Strike-Rate IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
121 3068 134.21 484 runs 18, 39, 2, 33

 

3. Yuzvendra Chahal Stats in IPL

For the Rajasthan Royals, newest recruit Yuzvendra Chahal will be an important performer to watch out for due to his brilliant T20 record. Yuzvendra Chahal finished with a total of 18 wickets in IPL 2021 at a fine economy of less than 8.

Matches Wickets Economy IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
114 139 7.59 18 Wickets 1/27, 1/11, 1/31, 1/34, 1/45

 

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.