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The Rajasthan Royals is one franchise that has been waning. After winning the first-ever IPL season, the men in pink have found it difficult to get in the grove. Under the leadership of Sanju Samson, their performances have improved. Sanju and his game with the bat have exceptionally improved as well. The RR team always looked over-reliant on Archer. But now the team looks more settled. Here is a look at how the team looks in IPL 2022

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 Squad: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Sanju Samson Keeper/Batter Trent Boult Fast Bowler 
Jos Butler Keeper/Batter Anunay Singh All-Rounder 
Devdutt Padikkal Batter Kuldeep Sen Bowler 
Yashasvi Jaiswal Batter Karun Nair Batter 
Shimron Hetmyer Batter Dhruv Jurel Batter 
Riyan Parag All-Rounder Kuldeep Yadav All-Rounder 
Ravichandran Ashwin All-Rounder Shubham Garhwal All-Rounder 
Yuzvendra Chahal Spinner Nathan Coulter-Nile All-Rounder 
KC Carriapa Spinner James Neesham All-Rounder 
Navdeep Saini Fast Bowler Rassie Van Der Dussen Batter 
Obed McCoy Fast Bowler Daryl Mitchell All-Rounder 
Prasidh Krishna Fast Bowler Tejas Baroka All-Rounder  

Expected Playing XIs: 

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Butler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(c), Rassie Van Der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzi Chahal, Prasidh Krishna. 

Strengths of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022: 

The first lineup of the team looks good. Their batting looks good. Butler, Jaiswal, Padikkal, and Samson! The force is too good. Their spin department also looks sorted with two of the most experienced names, Yuzi and Ashwin. Their Indian fast bowling is also lethal. They have two of the quickest bowlers. Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini will be rooting to go.  

Weakness of the Rajasthan Royals: 

The weakness is to solve the problem between Yashasvi, Butler, and Padikkal. One of the 3 batters will have to bat number 3. The team doesn’t have an evident loophole. They tried to fill all the gaps in the far end of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. If Navdeep or Prasidh go unfit, they do not have a good Indian backup so, they will have to change their combination and get in an overseas fast bowler.  

Opportunities for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022: 

Tejas Baroka might not be known but it is his opportunity to learn a lot for the likes of Ashwin and Yuzi. India is always keen to have a left-handed opening batter. With Shikhar Dhawan aging fast and a slot opening up, Devdutt and Yashasvi can give their auditions for the same. For the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, India will take two spinners with them. Yuzi Chahal will have to have a good IPL to book one slot on that team.  

Threats for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022: 

Rajasthan Royals have the problem of spoiling their broth. If they had retained Yashasvi and Butler, I feel there was no need to bid on DDP. The team looks settled. It needs to be managed well. The other threat is Navdeep Saini’s chances of leaking runs! Shimron Hetmyer is not in the best of form, so there is a hanging sword on the role of the finisher.  

X-Factor Players: 

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Rassie Van Der Dussen is one of the best middle-order batsmen currently. IMG SRC: SportsRush.

The X-Factor player can be Rassie Van Der Dussen. The teams were skeptical about buying him but RR made a steal by picking him at base price. Rassie is an exceptional batter. He is too good against spin. Prasidh Krishna and his express pace can also become the talk of the town.  

IPL 2022 Rajasthan Royals Schedule: 

Match No Match Centre Date Day Time (IST) Venue 
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs RR March 29, 2022 Tuesday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME MCA Stadium, Pune 
MI vs RR April 2, 2022 Saturday 3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai 
13 RR vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE April 5, 2022 Tuesday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 
20 RR vs LSG April 10, 2022 Sunday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 
24 RR vs GT April 14, 2022 Thursday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai 
30 RR vs KKR April 18, 2022 Monday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Brabourne – CCI 
34 DELHI CAPITALS vs RR April 22, 2022 Friday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME MCA Stadium, Pune 
39 ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE vs RR April 26, 2022 Tuesday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME MCA Stadium, Pune 
44 RR vs MI April 30, 2022 Saturday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai 
47 KKR vs RR May 2, 2022 Monday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 
52 PUNJAB KINGS vs RR May 7, 2022 Saturday 3:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 
58 RR vs DELHI CAPITALS May 11, 2022 Wednesday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai 
63 LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTSvs RR May 15, 2022 Sunday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Brabourne – CCI 
68 RR vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS May 20, 2022 Friday 7:30 PM INDIAN STANDARD TIME Brabourne – CCI 

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