Rajasthan Royals have been the perennial underachievers in the IPL. Ever since winning the inaugural IPL season, they did not have too much look back on the campaign. Time and again they have invested heavily in players who did not produce the results expected of them. Here are they again looking to rebuild their squad on the back of Sanju Samson (INR 14 crore), Jos Buttler (INR 10 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal (INR 4 crore).
The IPL 2022 auction will be held the next weekend in Bengaluru with teams fighting it out to rope in the best of players. Rajasthan Royals have a purse remaining of 62 crores. The Royals have 22 slots to fill up with seven of them being overseas players.
They have a settled opening pair of Buttler and Jaiswal. However, they would look to add some quality backup. In this article, we will take a look at three openers they can target in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
IPL 2022 Auction: 3 Openers Rajasthan Royals (RR) Can Target
Hope has been the best batsman for West Indies across formats in the last two years. He has registered himself for a base price of 50 lakhs. He can be a budget but for the franchise and can fulfil two roles of an opener and a wicketkeeper.
He has been amongst the highest run-getters across formats in international cricket. While the other franchises might not be interested in buying him, Hope can be a good addition to the Rajasthan Royals squad.