The memories of defeat in last year’s final will still be fresh for Rajasthan Royals when they begin their IPL 2023 challenge.
Beaten in last year’s showpiece by debutants Gujarat Titans, RR will open their 2023 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on April 2.
RR have added players like Jason Holder, Joe Root, Adam Zampa and KM Asif in the IPL 2023 auction and the inaugural champions will be hoping that is enough to see them return to holding the trophy again.
Here we take a look at their team for 2023, and assess their chances of success.
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RR IPL 2023 team strengths
Rajasthan Royals may not be expected to be among the leading contenders for the trophy by some fans, but the depth of their squad could still give them a chance of going all the way.
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RR IPL 2023 team weaknesses
For all their star power, questions do still remain over whether Rajasthan Royals have the right finishers to get the job done in their battling line-up. Shimron Hetmyer did a good job in the 2022 season, scoring 314 runs in 15 matches, but they will also need contributions from the likes of Jason Holder and Riyan Parag.
RR IPL 2023 probable team
Here’s the side we expect to play most of the IPL action:
Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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RR players and squad for IPL 2023
|Sanju Samson (c)||WK/Batsman||138||3526 runs||14 Crores|
|Jos Buttler||WK/Batsman||82||2831 runs||10 Crores|
|Prasidh Krishna||Bowler||51||49 wickets||10 Crores|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Batsman||46||831 runs||8.5 Crores|
|Trent Boult||Bowler||78||92 wickets||8 Crores|
|Devdutt Padikkal||All-Rounder||46||1260 runs||7.75 Crores|
|Yuzdendra Chahal||Bowler||131||166 wickets||6.5 Crores|
|Jason Holder||All-Rounder||38||247 runs, 49 wickets||5.75 Crores|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Bowler||185||157 wickets||5 Crores|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||Batsman||23||547 runs||4 Crores|
|Riyan Parag||All-Rounder||47||522 runs, 4 wickets||3.8 Crores|
|Navdeep Saini||Bowler||30||20 wickets||2.6 Crores|
|Adam Zampa||Bowler||11||21 wickets||1.5 Crores|
|Joe Root||Batsman||–||Yet to play||1 Crore|
|Obed McCoy||Bowler||7||11 wickets||75 Lakhs|
|Donavon Ferreira||WK/Batsman||–||Yet to play||50 Lakhs|
|KC Cariappa||Bowler||11||8 wickets||30 Lakhs|
|KM Asif||Bowler||3||4 wickets||30 Lakhs|
|Kuldeep Sen||Bowler||7||8 wickets||20 Lakhs|
|Kuldip Yadav||Bowler||1||20 Lakhs|
|Dhruv Jurel||WK/Batsman||–||Yet to play||20 Lakhs|
|Kunal Singh Rathore||WK/Batsman||–||Yet to play||20 Lakhs|
|Murugan Ashwin||Bowler||42||35 wickets||20 Lakhs|
|Akash Vashist||All-Rounder||–||Yet to play||20 Lakhs|
|Abdul Basith||All-Rounder||–||Yet to play||20 Lakhs|
RR IPL 2023 betting odds
Rajasthan Royals are not considered to be one of the favourites to win this year’s IPL, but could cause an upset. Here’s the latest tournament odds, courtesy of Dafabet.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.00|
|Chennai Super Kings||9.00|
|Lucknow Super Giants||9.00|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||11.00|
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