Updated – July 14
Rajasthan Royals won IPL in the inaugural edition. After that, the team has failed to even reach the playoff stage. The team management has been chopping and changing the team combination a lot.
The IPL 2022 mega auction will give a fresh opportunity for them to rethink their strategy. Here, we list the 5 players who the Rajasthan Royals might retain ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auctions.
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5 Players Rajasthan Royals Might Retain Ahead Of Mega Auction
The captain of Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson is the first player the team management can think of retaining ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. He was made the captain of the side in 2021. Sanju has scored 2861 runs in 110 innings. This includes 3 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
The problem with Sanju Samson has been his string of low scores after every big score. If he overcomes this drawback, he can be more dangerous. At 26 years of age, he has a bright future ahead for the Royals.
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Rahul Tewatia was a star performer last season. His performance with the bat and bowl was good. Among the Indian players, he seems an asset to the team and an all-rounder. The team management would like to retain him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. He has scored 452 runs in 28 innings at an average of 26.59 and strike-rate of 133.33.
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Jofra Archer has been the most successful bowler for Rajasthan Royals for the last few years. In his inaugural IPL season for Rajasthan Royals, he took 14 wickets. The good thing about this England fast bowler is his lethal pace along with bounce. He is also a decent batsman who can hit a few sixes towards the end of the innings.
Rajasthan Royals would surely retain him ahead of IPL 2022 mega auction. He has picked 46 wickets in 35 matches with an economy rate of 7.1. He could not take part in IPL 2021 due to injury.
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The South African all-rounder Chris Morris was the most expensive buy in the IPL 2021 auction. He was sold for 16.25 crore. The best thing about Chris Morris is his utility to the team. Along with the bowl, he can also contribute with the bat lower down the order.
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The team management would surely like to retain him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. His pace bowling is always a treat to watch when he is on the song. Chris Morris has taken 94 wickets in 77 matches.
His best bowling figure has been 4/23. While batting he has scored 599 runs in 48 innings including 2 half-centuries.
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Shivam Dubey is the 5th player who might be retained by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. He is a multi-dimensional player who can bat along with bowl quality overs. Shivam Dubey has scored 314 runs in 19 innings.
He has also picked 4 wickets in 10 matches. Shivam Dubey can be a handy player for the side.