Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals will play a total of 7 matches during the group stage of IPL 2021 UAE leg. The team will play its first game against Punjab Kings on September 21. The match will be played at Dubai International Stadium. IPL 2021 UAE leg will commence on September 19 with Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings clash.

Rajasthan Royals played 7 games in the first leg of IPL 2021. The team has a new skipper in the form of Sanju Samson. Under his leadership, RR have won 3 games and lost 4 out of the 7 they played. RR managed to defeat Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their 4 defeats arrived against Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Mumbai Indians. With 6 points, RR hold the 5th spot in IPL 2021 points table.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler (Image Credit: Twitter)

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RR will be short of few crucial players in the UAE leg. Jofra Archer, who missed the 1st leg due to injury, will be unavailable for the UAE leg as well. He will be replaced by Glenn Phillips. Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes have opted out due to personal reasons.

Oshane Thomas and Evin Lewis have replaced the England duo in the squad. Tabraiz Shamsi will replace Andrew Tye in the RR squad as the latter is also set to miss the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

Sanju Samson, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Kolkata Knight Riders. Rajasthan Royals
Sanju Samson played a captain’s knock [Image-IPLT20]

Skipper Sanju Samson is the highest run-getter for the team. The wicketkeeper-batsman has mustered 277 runs in 7 innings with one fabulous century. Chris Morris is the leading wicket-taker for the team and 2nd highest overall with 14 wickets in 7 matches. Below we take a look at Rajasthan Royals (RR) squad, schedule, updated time, and venue for IPL 2021 UAE leg.

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IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Schedule, Updated Time And Venue

Match DetailsDateTimeVenue
RR vs Punjab KingsSeptember 21, 20217:30 PM Dubai
RR vs Delhi CapitalsSeptember 25, 20213:30 PMAbu Dhabi
RR vs Sunrisers HyderabadSeptember 27, 20217:30 PMDubai
RR vs Royal Challengers BangaloreSeptember 29, 20217:30 PMDubai
RR vs Chennai Super KingsOctober 02, 20217:30 PMAbu Dhabi
RR vs Mumbai IndiansOctober 05, 20217:30 PMSharjah
RR vs Kolkata Knight RidersOctober 07, 20217:30 PMSharjah

Rajasthan Royals Updated Squad For UAE Leg

Rajasthan Royals
RR (Image Credit: Twitter)

Under their new skipper Sanju Samson, RR will seek to win their 2nd title in the tournament. The franchise won the debut season in 2008 but has not managed to win the title again. The absence of England trio Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer will definitely haunt the franchise during the UAE leg.

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Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Liam Livingstone, Akash Singh, Glenn Phillips, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis.