5 players for whom Rajasthan Royals (RR) can bid in IPL 2022 Mega Auction – During the IPL 2021 season, Rajasthan Royals (RR) endured yet another disappointing season. They finished slightly above last-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in the points rankings, having won only five of their 14 matches. Throughout the edition, they never appeared to be in command, as they were continually looking for consistency. Apart from captain Sanju Samson, the majority of other players were underwhelming. As a result, it’s not unexpected that RR retained only three players ahead of the IPL 2022 big auction: Sanju Samson (Rs 14 crore), Jos Buttler (Rs 10 crore), and Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rs 10 crore) (Rs 4 crore). Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at 5 players RR may aim at the January auction.
Kyle Jamieson, a pace bowling all-rounder from New Zealand, was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the IPL 2021 auction for a hefty INR 15 crore. However, the franchise was unable to fully exploit his talents. Jamieson appeared in nine matches during his first IPL season, claiming nine wickets at 29.88 and an economy rate of 9.60. With the bat, he scored 65 runs despite not having many chances to do so.
Jamieson’s IPL 2021 statistics are really not great, even though he’s a match-winner if played correctly. In his brief international career, he has demonstrated the same. With Ben Stokes’ injury and availability difficulties, the franchise is unlikely to pursue the England player at the mega auction, especially if he is ready. Jamieson is not yet in the league of Stokes, but he is a player who can be trained to fill that role.
Neither openers, Buttler and Jaiswal, have remained with RR. However, they have major problems in the middle order, when they rely largely on their captain Samson. The franchise will be looking to add some batting punch. Chris Lynn, an aggressive Australian batter, could be a solid candidate. He didn’t receive many chances for the Mumbai Indians because the team was spoiled for choice. But it’s no secret that Lynn is one of the most potent batsmen in the game. After more than 200 games, he has a strike rate of more than 140, demonstrating how destructive he can be.
5 players for whom Rajasthan Royals (RR) can bid in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Shivam Dube, a batting all-rounder, has fallen short to his capabilities in the IPL. As a result, he did not appear in many IPL 2021 matches for RR. He did, although, show glimpses of his ability during his furious 64-run knock as RR stunned Chennai Super Kings (CSK). There is no doubt that Dube is a good batsman. He can also assist with the ball, albeit he has to improve his middle pace. RR might be inclined to try to reclaim Dube.
RR has relied on a number of international players to provide the goods throughout the years, paying them handsomely. The majority of them have fallen short of its potential. This time, they might choose a local star like Mohammed Azharuddeen. The Kerala wicket-keeper-batter is among India’s most powerful hitters on the T20 circuit. Azharuddeen scored a 37-ball century in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which speaks much about his power.
Chetan Sakariya, RR’s left-arm bowler, was one of the few shining moments in an otherwise lacklustre IPL 2021 season. He charged in aggressively and bowled with zeal. He appeared in all 14 games and took 14 wickets at an economy rate of 8.19. Aside from the numbers, this was his demeanour that jumped out. Sakariya, who has already represented India, is a player who can be developed for the future.