Since winning the Indian Premier League ( IPL) first edition under the captaincy of Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are yet to make the final of the cash-rich tournament.
RR revealed a pool of young Indian talent like Sanju Samson and looks likely to do the same with Kartik Tyagi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Riyan Parag on their side this year.
However, these 3 players will not be playing for Rajasthan Royals this season’s IPL champions and their absence could be felt.
RR’s most surprising deal, former captain Ajinkya Rahane, was bought by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. This is a trade that does not appear to work well for RR and Rahane alike.
Rahane could have been the ideal replacement at the top of the order for Jos Buttler and could have played the role of anchor, as he has done even in the past for the team.
Krishnappa Gowtham had his moments in the IPL but with his performances, he didn’t set the stage on fire. The all-rounder is just 22 games in his career at the IPL, with just 144 runs and 12 wickets to his credit.
But still, considering his performance and bowling skill in the powerplay, RR could have benefited greatly from his presence in the UAE.
Liam Livingstone showed a bit of what he is capable of when he played for RR in the 2019 IPL, with an impressive 44 off just 26 balls the stand-out in the 4 games that he played. The Englishman, however, was released by RR ahead of the 2020 IPL auction and then decided to remove his name from the IPL auction pool to concentrate on winning a Test cap.