Rajasthan Royals is the team that won the first-ever IPL Trophy in the year 2008. Since then, this team hasn’t reached the final of IPL till 2019. They’ll be hoping for some change of fortune in IPL 2020 and here we will know RR playing 11 for IPL 2020 (Best and most probable Rajasthan Royals playing 11 in season 13) and you will also know RR all time best IPL playing 11.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 players list has already announced and fans will know here that which 11 players from the RR squad can play RR 1st match in IPL 2020. Best possible playing 11 with each player’s information and review.
Also once the IPL 2020 RR matches will go on, we will update here the RR team playing 11 for that match with players’ information and updates. We will update here probable playing 11 predictions before the next match of RR and live playing 11 on match time.
RR Playing 11 IPL 2020
Rajasthan Royals have some star players in their lineup. Unlike 2019, the key overseas players of this team will remain with the squad till the very end. This will please the RR camp and they’d be high on confidence going forward into the tournament. They lack big Indian names in their squad but, they’ve got some extraordinary overseas players to fill the hole.
Today’s IPL Match Playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals:
RR IPL 2020 Playing 11 – Jos Buttler (wicket keeper), Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron.
Playing 11 Review:
JOS BUTTLER is one of the best white-ball batsmen in the current era. He usually bats in the middle order for England but, opens the batting for RR in IPL. He was bought in the 2018 Auction by RR and was promoted at the top to open the batting for the team and my word, he just cemented his place permanently with his blistering batting which gave the team a flying start in most of the matches. He made an instant impact in the colors of RR as he amassed more than 540 runs in the year 2018 which includes 5 crucial half-centuries. He is absolutely phenomenal with the bat and also plays the role of wicket-keeper for the team. He is such a free-flowing batsman to watch. He is surely one of the strongest contenders of Orange Cap in this year’s IPL.
ROBIN UTHAPPA will be playing his first season for this franchise. He was one of the most successful players of KKR in the past. He has a very good technique which helps him play some eye-catching shots. He has more than 4400 runs in his entire IPL career. He also won the Orange Cap in the year 2014 while playing for KKR. He has immense experience under his belt which will eventually help the team in putting up a better performance this year.
Middle Order Batsmen:
STEVE SMITH will be captain of RR in IPL 2020. He has been named as the Captain by the team management. Though, he is not a destructive or big-hitting batsman, his presence on the field, his decision making, elegant batting, and extraordinary fielding will play a massive role in the team’s success. He is such a big and impactful player for any team.
SANJU SAMSON is likely to bat at No. 4 for RR in IPL 2020. He is such a class player. Some of his shots are just so well-timed that you just never get bored of watching the replays. He is a player with some elegance. He is a young Indian talent who has good numbers in the IPL. He has scored more than 780 runs in the last two seasons of IPL. He is an elegant player who can also play the big shots at will.
BEN STOKES will bat at No.5 for RR. He is an obvious choice in any Playing 11. I’ll be running short of words if I start talking about this man. His debut IPL season was in the year 2017 when he played for RPS and ended up as the most valuable player of the tournament. Debut season, all eyes were on him and the way he performed is just extraordinary. He was named as the CRICKETER OF THE YEAR in 2019. What hell of a year he had. Headingley special in Ashes and the tremendous World Cup Final defines the whole of Ben Stokes as a Player. As far as Cricket is concerned, 2019 belongs to him.
RIYAN PARAG is yet another Indian talent in the squad. He has played some crucial innings in 2019 batting lower down the order for this team. He is a good left-handed batsman who can make some valuable runs for the team during the slog overs.
SHREYAS GOPAL will be the frontline spinner in the team. He is one of the biggest finds for RR. He joined the RR camp in the year 2018 and made an instant impact with his all-round abilities. He stepped up during the most crucial match of 2018 against RCB. He was all over them. He took the key wickets of Kohli and AB and was also named as the Man of the Match. 4/16 was his figures in that match which eventually helped RR in reaching the playoffs in 2018. He has 31 wickets to his name during his 2-year association with RR.
JOFRA ARCHER will spearhead the bowling attack of RR in IPL 2020. The Caribbean born Englishman is one of the biggest finds for England before the start of the 2019 World Cup. He was the man who bowled the last delivery of WC 2019 and won it for his team with such high pressure. He has the ability to click in excess of 150 kph with the ball. He is also a clean striker of the ball. With Jofra batting at 8, RR has depth in their batting. He has nasty bouncers and deadly yorkers which makes him one of the standout bowlers in the current era.
MAYANK MARKANDE will accompany Shreyas Gopa in the spin department. This kid has played for MI in his debut IPL season in the year 2018. He was on top of his game in his debut season. The magic ball hit the pads of MS Dhoni and the loudest of shout which was turned down by Umpire Chris Gaffaney. Poor Gaffaney, he just wasn’t ready to accept that an 18-year-old kid has got the best finisher of all time with a brilliant ball. The decision was changed after Rohit opted for review. Three Reds. He is a young spinner who’ll surely learn and improve in the future.
JAYDEV UNADKAT will accompany Jofra Archer in the fast bowling department. The change of pace makes him one of the great bowlers of T20 Cricket. Though he doesn’t have great numbers, he has quite a few varieties in his bowling armory. He is a left-arm quick who can fool the batsman with his slower deliveries and slower yorkers. He was bought at by RR in the 2018 IPL Auction at a whopping price of INR 11.5 Cr. He has 21 wickets to his name during his 2-year tenure with the RR franchise.
VARUN AARON is the last man in the 11. He has played for different franchises in the IPL over the years. He has a good pace and also possesses the ability to hit the hard length to rattle the stumps. He doesn’t have huge numbers playing for this franchise, but he has enough IPL experience which eventually cements his place in the Best Possible 11 of IPL 2020.
RR All time Best Playing 11 in IPL History
Being the first-ever IPL winner, this team has some good names who played for them in the past. Let’s take a look at the All-Time 11 of RR.
Rajasthan Royals All Time Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Jos Buttler (wicket keeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Yusuf Pathan, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Shane Warne (captain), Munaf Patel, S Trivedi.
SHANE WATSON will open the batting in the All-Time 11 of RR. He also gives 4 overs of bowling to the team. This man holds the record of second-highest run-scorer and also the second-highest wicket-taker for this franchise. I bet, you can’t argue anymore about his presence in this list. He aggregated 2372 at a healthy strike rate of 141 while playing for Rajasthan Royals. He also scalped 61 wickets at an economy of 7.48 during his tenure with RR. He played a huge role by scoring more than 470 runs for RR in their title-winning season in IPL 2008. He was awarded as ’The Most Valuable Player’ of the IPL in the year 2008 and 2013. He also has 2 centuries to his name which is the most by any RR batsman. Ajinkya Rahane is the other RR Player who scored 2 centuries for RR.
JOS BUTTLER will accompany Watson at the top in the All-Time 11 of RR. He’ll also keep the gloves for the team. The Aussie – English combination of Watson and Buttler will be breathtaking to watch. Buttler has been sensational with the bat by the time he was roped in the team in the year 2018. He scored more than 850 runs in the 2 seasons he played for RR. These runs have come at an average of 47 and with a brilliant strike rate of 153.94. He can give the perfect flying start which gives an early advantage to the team.
AJINKYA RAHANE is at No.3 in the All-Time 11 of RR. This lad has a long term association with the franchise. He is the highest run-getter for Rajasthan Royals with 2810 runs to his name. He is the man who has scored the most half-centuries (17) and centuries (2) for this franchise. His unbeaten 105 in the year 2019 is also the highest individual score by any RR batsman in the history of the IPL. He also holds the record of hitting 6 consecutive fours in an over. He is a class act who has the ability to time and place the ball. He is a must pick in any All-Time 11 of RR.
SANJU SAMSON makes the cut in the All-Time 11 of RR. He is only behind Rahane when it comes to the highest run-scorer among the Indian batsman for the RR franchise. He aggregated more than 1500 runs at an average of 27.85 and a strike rate of 131. He is an effortless batsman who can bat deep into the innings and can also anchor the innings in the middle when the team is in trouble.
BEN STOKES will bat at No.5 in the All-Time 11 of RR. If I get a choice to pick him in any team, I’d do that with closed eyes. What hell of a player he is. He scored more than 300 runs and picked up 14 wickets during his 2-year tenure with the RR franchise. He is a star player who gives his 100% in all the three departments (batting, bowling, and fielding). You just cannot keep this man out of the game. He is in the 11 at all money.
YUSUF PATHAN will play the role of a finisher in the All-Time 11. He is a big hitter of the ball and can also give a few overs of spin bowling to the team. He has scored more than 1000 runs for RR at an extraordinary strike rate of 161 (the highest among any RR batsman who has faced a minimum of 125 balls). He was awarded as the Man of the Match for his breathtaking half-century against CSK in the final of IPL 2008 which eventually lead the team to win the first IPL title.
STUART BINNY is yet another good hitter of the ball who bats lower down the order. He is a cameo player who can score some quick-fire runs for the team during the slog overs. He can also bowl a few overs of medium pace bowling. He scored more than 700 runs batting lower down the order for RR and also accounted for 17 wickets.
SHREYAS GOPAL is one of the spinners in the All-Time 11 of RR. He has accounted for 31 tickets in the last two seasons for the Royals. He has quite a few varieties in his bowling options. He has the best average (18.80) among all the bowlers of RR. He is a game-changer with the ball.
SHANE WARNE will lead the side and he is surely an obvious choice in any All-Time 11 of RR. After all, it was under his leadership through which RR managed to win their lone IPL Trophy. He is a legendary spinner. No doubt about it. He has scalped 57 wickets for RR at an average of 25.37 and an economy of 7.27. The wily leg spinner is a world-class player. You can rely on him to get the breakthroughs any day of the week.
MUNAF PATEL will lead the pace attack in the All-Time 11 of RR. He has accounted for 33 wickets in the Rajasthan outfit at a brilliant average of 23.6 and an economy of 7.57. He is a clever bowler who can deceive the batsman with his change of pace. He is a good bowler at the death as well with the ability to bowl yorkers at will.
S TRIVEDI is the other fast bowler in the All-Time 11 of RR. He has taken 65 wickets for RR (most by any bowler of RR) at an average of 29.28 along with a decent economy of 7.58. He played a crucial role in the year 2008 which saw him scalp 13 wickets to help his team in lifting the IPL Trophy.
Some Notable names who missed out in All Time playing 11:
- Brad Hodge
- Steve Smith
- Jofra Archer
- Rahul Dravid
- Sohail Tanvir
- James Faulkner
RR Best Playing 11 in All IPL Seasons (2008 to 2019)
RR IPL 2008 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Kamran Akmal (wk), Swapnil Asnodkar, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sohail Tanvir, Shane Warne (c), Munaf Patel, S Trivedi, Pankaj Singh.
RR IPL 2009 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Justin Langer, Paul Valthaty, Naman Ojha (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Warne (c), S Trivedi, Munaf Patel, Shaun Tait, Amit Singh.
RR IPL 2010 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Michael Lumb, Swapnil Asnodkar, Naman Ojha (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Shane Warne (c), S Trivedi, Munaf Patel, Shaun Tait, Amit Singh.
RR IPL 2011 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Menaria, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Johan Botha, Stuart Binny, Shane Warne (c), S Trivedi, Shaun Tait, Amit Singh.
RR IPL 2012 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Kevon Cooper, Ajit Chandila, S Trivedi, Shaun Tait, S Sreesanth.
RR IPL 2013 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, S Trivedi, Pravin Tambe, Shaun Tait.
RR IPL 2014 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith, Brad Hodge, Deepak Hooda, Ankit Sharma, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, S Trivedi, Pravin Tambe.
RR IPL 2015 Best Playing 11: Shane Watson (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Chris Morris, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Ankit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe.
RR IPL 2018 Best Playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.
RR IPL 2019 Best Playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron.