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Can RR win IPL 2023? Form, strengths, weaknesses, team odds and player list for Rajasthan Royals

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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.

MORE: Latest betting odds for IPL 2023

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.

MORE: Full schedule, results, live points table from IPL 2023

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.

MORE: How to watch IPL 2023 season online and on TV Full list of players, teams for IPL 2023

RR players and squad for IPL 2023

Name Role Match Stats Price
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.

Team Pre-tournament odds
(via Dafabet)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 7.00
Mumbai Indians 7.50
Gujarat Titans 8.00
Delhi Capitals 8.50
Chennai Super Kings 9.00
Lucknow Super Giants 9.00
Rajasthan Royals 9.00
Punjab Kings 10.00
Kolkata Knight Riders 11.00
Sunrisers Hyderabad 12.00

See all the latest markets for IPL 2023 with Dafabet

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