IPL 2022: The former champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) surely wants a season to remember now. Rajasthan Royals (RR) were the champions of the inaugural IPL season in 2008 and since then the downfall of the franchise began.
The franchise earlier before the IPL 2021 auction made a key decision to drop Steve Smith from the captain’s role and the reins were handed over to young Sanju Samson. Sanju had a good season with the bat but his captaincy skills was a major concern for RR.
This time around, the Royals will have to make key choices in retaining the players before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Here in this article, we will take you through the most probable 3 retention choices of Rajasthan Royals (RR).
3 Players Rajasthan Royals (RR) might retain ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction:
The young skipper of the side is an impressive cricketer. On the given day he can blow out the opponent with his batting skills and is really hard to stop once he gets going. He started his IPL 2021 campaign with a century but was inconsistent after that.
Samson will have to sharpen his captaincy skills going further for Rajasthan Royals and will have to cut down the risky elements from his batting. He is a great value for money option for the Royals and the franchise will be keen on retaining him.
The English pacer was ruled out of the IPL 2021 due to his injury concerns. Archer leads the pace attack for the Royals and is always thirsty for wickets. He provides initial breakthroughs and can contribute at the death overs.
In 35 IPL games, Archer has scalped 46 wickets. He can be quite handy with the bat too. He can swing his arm and can slog to score crucial runs at the death overs for Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Archer is a worthy option to get retained for RR and it will be interesting to see if the franchise decides to retain him or not.
The best take-over for Rajasthan Royals (RR) from the suspended IPL 2021 is Chetan Sakariya’s services. The left-arm pacer proved his skills and was leading the attack for the Royals. Despite being so low on experience, Sakariya managed to pick wickets and kept the batsman quiet.
His execution while bowling at death impressed everyone. Sakariya picked seven wickets in seven games for Rajasthan Royals. RR will be keen on grooming him and make him a player of big stages.