Rajasthan Royals had the worst outcome of the lot in IPL 2020 as they finished at the bottom of the points table. The team’s performances were marred with inconsistencies with their captain Steve Smith also struggling for form with the bat. Aside from that, the constant chopping and changing was equally responsible for their underwhelming show. Despite winning six matches and accumulating 12 points, the inaugural IPL champions finished at the bottom.
Hence, the Royals took the bold step of releasing Steve Smith from their ranks while also handing Sanju Samson the captaincy. The upcoming IPL auction will most probably see them targetting a competent fast bowler to support their spearhead Jofra Archer, who shouldered the responsibilities all alone. Rahul Tewatia’s rise was the biggest positive for Rajasthan in 2020 and they would be hoping he continues it.
List of players bought by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 Auction:
Chris Morris – INR 16.25 crores.
Shivam Dube – INR 4.40 crores.
Mustafizur Rahman – INR 1 crore.
Chetan Sakariya – INR 1.20 crores.
KC Cariappa – INR 20 lakhs.
Liam Livingstone – INR 75 lakhs.
Kuldip Yadav – INR 20 lakhs.
Akash Singh – INR 20 lakhs.