The Rajasthan Royals team from Jaipur always embodied resilience, commitment and a never-say-die attitude. Their name displayed the elegance, velour, and class of Rajasthan.
They debuted as Champions in the league and set high standards. Unfortunately, they got embroiled in a match-fixing scandal but bounced back stronger. From churning out cricketing stars to the scandals, we trace the journey of this unassuming and super-talented team.
Full Squad Of Rajasthan Royals 2021
- Sanju Samson (c & wk)
- Jos Buttler (wk)
- Ben Stokes
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Manan Vohra
- Anuj Rawat
- Riyan Parag
- David Miller
- Rahul Tewatia
- Mahipal Lomror
- Shreyas Gopal
- Mayank Markande
- Jofra Archer
- Andrew Tye
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Kartik Tyagi
- Shivam Dube
- Chris Morris
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Chetan Sakariya
- KC Cariappa
- Liam Livingstone
- Kuldip Yadav
- Akash Singh
About Rajasthan Royals Team
|Home Stadium||Sawai Mansingh Stadium|
|Owners||Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch|
|Brand Ambassador||Shane Warne|
|Head of Cricket||Zubin Bharucha|
|Head Coach||Paddy Upton|
|Batting Coach||Amol Muzumdar|
|Spin Bowling Coach||Sairaj Bahutule|
|Fast Bowling Coach||Steffan Jones|
|Fielding Coach||Dishant Yagnik|
Rajasthan Royals Performance 2008-2020
|2008||1st out of 8||Champions|
|2009||6th out of 8||6th|
|2010||7th out of 8||7th|
|2011||6th out of 10||6th|
|2012||7th out of 9||7th|
|2013||3rd out of 9||Playoffs (3rd)|
|2014||5th out of 8||5th|
|2015||4th out of 8||Playoffs(4th)|
|2018||4th out of 8||Playoffs (4th)|
|2019||7th out of 8||7th
|2020||8th out of 8||8th|
Rajasthan Royals History
When the Indian Premier League started, nobody really expected the Rajasthan Royals to lift the cup. They didn’t have the flamboyance of Royal Challenger Bangalore, the star-power of Kolkata Knight Riders, or the money of the Mumbai Indians. A fairly low-profile team and the least expensive out of the original eight, RR managed to debut in style.
Under the leadership of then captain Shane Warne they became the first champions of IPL. They continued their stellar run and were the runners-up at the Champions League 2013 as well. Yusuf Pathan’s performance in the inaugural edition was appreciated by everyone and Shane Watson won the Man of the Tournament award. He scored 472 runs and took 17 wickets.
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Rajasthan Royals Match Fixing Scandal
Three members of the Rajasthan Royals team- Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Delhi Police for spot-fixing. There were reports that the players confessed about their role. The players were immediately suspended by Rajasthan Royals.
Former co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, Raj Kundra was also suspended and his shares were bought back by other owners. Subsequently, both teams- Rajasthan and Chennai were suspended for two years.
In the year 2018, the team was back in the IPL and ready to start afresh.
"Delighted to be back. We would like to thank the BCCI, the IPL, our supporters and most importantly, our fans." – Manoj Badale, Owner, RR. pic.twitter.com/zY5gIoF7E5
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) July 14, 2017
While most teams in the Indian Premier League spend crores to sign on the top names, Rajasthan Royals management has preferred discovering and supporting upcoming talent. The team has signed on relatively unknown names for frugal prices and turned them into cricketing stars. Most of these players have become permanent fixtures in their respective national teams and big names now.
Take the example of Australian cricketing sensation Shane Watson or Steve Smith. Closer home, Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, and many others have come into the spotlight after their sensational performances in the IPL.
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Rajasthan Royals Anthem
“Halla Bol” is the war cry of the team. It has become their anthem as well. The phrase embodies their spirit, aggression, and courage in the face of adversity.
Rajasthan Royals Mascot
Moochu Singh, a lion, is the team’s mascot.
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Captains Through the Editions
Team of Firsts
Rajasthan Royals Team: Awards and Achievements
- First team to lift an IPL trophy
- First team to have an overseas captain and coach
- First team to have multiple home grounds
- First team to play two exhibition games overseas
- First team to have a home and away kit
- First player to win Most Valuable Player award (Shane Watson)
- First team to chase down a record score of 217
- First team to start a designated YouTube Channel
- First team to launch an electronic tablet
Rajasthan Royals Owners
Mr. Manoj Badale, Lead Owner of the Rajasthan Royals, talks about the importance of Pink to our fans and us.
Manoj Badale, the co-founder of Blenheim Chalcot, is the lead owner of Rajasthan Royals. He is also the Chairman of The British Asian Trust. Ranjit Barthukar is the Executive Chairman of the team. He has tremendous experience in managing and leading companies from a diverse range of industries. Other investors in the team include Lachlan Murdoch, Aditya S Chellaram, and Suresh Chelaram. The group bought the franchise for $67 million.
Rajasthan Royals Sponsors
JK Lakshmi Cement becomes title sponsor of Rajasthan Royals #IPL2018 @ajinkyarahane88 @ShaneWarne @IPL @rajasthanroyals @JUnadkat @JK_Lakshmi @JKLCofficial @rajasthan_royal @IPL_FC @We_Are_Jaipur @WeAreRajasthan @VasundharaBJP @RuchirLModi @SachinPilot @GulabKataria @ksph955 pic.twitter.com/fQdL2jApSV
The current sponsors of RR include JK Lakshmi, Jio, KEI, Inox, Alcis, and Dream11.
Kit Manufacturers: Reebok (2008, 2009), Puma (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Provogue (2015), TYKA Sports (2018), Alcis Sports (2019-2020)
Shirt Sponsor (Front): Bajaj Allianz (2008), UltraTech Cement (2009, 2010), Floriana (2011), UltraTech Cement (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), JK Lakshmi Pro+ Cement (2018, 2019)
Shirt Sponsor (Back): Royal Challenge (2008), HDFC Life (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Rupa (2013, 2014, 2015), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (2018), Red Bull (2019)
Chest Branding: Reebok (2008), 7Up (2009), MOOV (2010), SuperTech (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Lawman Pg3 (2015), KEI Wires & Cables (2018, 2019)
Rajasthan Royals Social Media
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 7, 2021
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— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 7, 2021
Jofra knew it in 2014. 🔮
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 8, 2021
Rajasthan Royals Summary 2008-2020
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|Years||Matches||Wins||Losses||No Result||Success Rate|
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