Rajasthan Royals came with a big surprise for their fans as they announced Yuzvendra Chahal as their skipper for the upcoming edition. In the previous edition, Sanju Samson led Rajasthan based franchise and they finished in the 7th position. With a new look and some new additions now they will be looking to grab their second IPL trophy in the 15th edition.
Royals bought Yuzvendra Chahal at a whopping fee of INR 6 Crores. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore for a total of 8 seasons before he was released by the Bangalore-based franchise into the IPL 2022 mega-auction. The star player is reckoned as one of the best spinners of Indian Premier League history. So far he has grabbed 139 wickets in 114 IPL games at a brilliant economy rate.
Rajasthan Royals announce Yuzvendra Chahal as their skipper for IPL 2022
He is a very well-experienced bowler, who is also a regular player in the limited-over format of Team India. There were rumors that RR will go with Sanju Samson as their skipper for at least one more season but that has not been the case. Royals have replaced Sanju Samson with new recruit Yuzvendra Chahal. This is going to be a totally different role for the Indian spinner and he will be expected to lead the Royals to their second IPL title. The Rajasthan-based franchise last won the trophy back in 2008 under the leadership of late Shane Warne.
Royals management has picked a powerful squad in the recently concluded IPL 2022 mega-auction for the 15th edition of the cash-rich league. The RR management looked focused on all the departments of the team for the upcoming season. They have the likes of Jos Butler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal when it comes down to Royals batting. On the other hand, they have experienced Ravi Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and other big names in the bowling.
Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (R), Yashasvi Jaiswal (R), R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Arunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell
Rajasthan Royals Schedule
Match 1, March 29: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals at MCA Stadium in Pune at 7:30 PM IST
Match 2, April 2: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals at D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai at 3:30 PM IST
Match 3, April 5: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 4, April 10: Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 5, April 14: Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans at D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 6, April 18: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Brabourne Stadium- CCI in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 7, April 22: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals at MCA Stadium in Pune at 7:30 PM IST
Match 8, April 26: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals at MCA Stadium in Pune at 7:30 PM IST
Match 9, April 30: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians at D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 10, May 2: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 11, May 7: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 3:30 PM IST
Match 12, May 11: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals at D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 13, May 15: Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals at Brabourne Stadium- CCI in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST
Match 14, May 20: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings at Brabourne Stadium- CCI in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST