Rajasthan Royals will commence their IPL 2021 journey with the first match against Punjab Kings. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 12, 2021. Rajasthan Royals had a bad season last year as they finished on the last spot on the points table in IPL 2020.
After IPL 2021 auction, Rajasthan Royals have undergone a lot of changes. Firstly, they dropped their skipper Steve Smith from the team and promoted wicketkeeper Sanju Samson as the new skipper. Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, and Liam Livingstone are some popular buys of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 auction. With the few new players and new skipper, Rajasthan Royals are all set for their journey in IPL 2021.
Right after winning their first IPL trophy in 2008, Rajasthan Royals have played many interesting matches in Indian Premier League. As Rajasthan Royals gear up for IPL 2021, here we look at the 5 most memorable encounters of Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
IPL 2021: 5 Most Memorable Encounters Of Rajasthan Royals In The History Of IPL
RR vs CSK – IPL 2008 Final
Rajasthan Royals’ most memorable match in IPL is the final of the first edition. Rajasthan Royals, under skipper Shane Warne, won the IPL trophy in 2008 after defeating Chennai Super Kings. The match went to the final ball when RR pulled a victory. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings scored 163/5 in 20 overs. Suresh Raina (43) and Parthiv Patel (38) were the highest run-scorers for Chennai Super Kings.
In the 2nd innings, Yusuf Pathan scored 56 runs for Rajasthan Royals. After railing at 143-7 at one stage, it was a nail-biting match for both teams. Rajasthan Royals needed one run off the last ball but they were able to win the match by 3 wickets.