Rajasthan Royals was a dominant team in the debut edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008. The franchise, which was then led by Shane Warne, won the trophy after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. However, their performances have not been up to the mark since then. After emerging as champions in the first edition, the franchise made it to the playoffs only once in the 2013 edition.
In the last two seasons IPL 2019 and IPL 2020, the franchise finished on the 7th and 8th spot respectively. In the 2021 edition, they held the 5th spot on the points table with 3 wins and 4 losses before the tournament was postponed.
Rajasthan Royals comprise few powerful overseas players like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Morris, and David Millers in the current squad.
Among the domestic players, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, and Shreyas Gopal are some popular names who are part of the franchise.
The franchise has observed a series of poor shows in the past seasons and in spite of signing some expensive deals, some players did not come up with powerful performances. In this listicle, we take a glance at the 5 worst singings by Rajasthan Royals in IPL history.
5 Worst Signings By Rajasthan Royals (RR) In IPL History
Robin Uthappa- IPL 2020
Rajasthan Royals bought Robin Uthappa for Rs. 3 crores during IPL 2020 auction. Although the wicketkeeper-batsman has had many successful seasons in IPL in the past, he could not execute an amazing batting show for RR in the 2020 season.
He could pile up only 196 runs in 12 games at an average of 16.33. The right-handed batsman also failed to hit a fifty in any of the matches and owned an average strike rate of 119+. After the conclusion of the season, the franchise traded Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings.