Rajasthan Royals (RR) 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 very poor performance in IPL 2020 as they finished on the last 8th spot on the points table. After the team’s flop show last season, the owners released skipper Steve Smith from the team and promoted Sanju Samson as the new skipper for IPL 2021.
Rajasthan Royals released 8 players from the team including Steve Smith. Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, and Varun Aaron were the other players who were dropped from the squad. During IPL 2021 auction, Rajasthan Royals bought 8 new players. They are Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, K.C Cariappa, Akash Singh, and Kuldip Yadav.
Recently, Rajasthan Royals faced a big blow after Jofra Archer suffered an elbow injury. Jofra Archer is Rajasthan Royals’ crucial pacer and he will miss IPL 2021 due to recovery.
However, the Rajasthan Royals will aim to overcome this obstacle and give their best in the tournament. Here we talk about 5 reasons why Rajasthan Royals are favourites to win the title in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Reasons Why Rajasthan Royals Are Favourites To Win The Title
New Skipper Sanju Samson
After dropping Steve Smith from the squad, Rajasthan Royals promoted Sanju Samson as the new skipper for IPL 2021. Sanju Samson was great with the bat in the last season.
Under skipper Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals will start a new journey in IPL 2021. He may be able to lead the team effectively which will better the team’s performance in IPL 2021. Under new skipper Sanju Samson, the team will also have a fresh and different perspective in matches.