Rajasthan – The Perpetual Underdogs!

Sanju Samson

Team Introduction

The Rajasthan team was the first team to have won the inaugural season of the T20 Premier League in 2008. Under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid, it was also the runners-up in the 2013 Champions League T20. In 2016 and 2017, the team was suspended from the Twenty20 tournaments due to some controversies. The Rajasthan team has had its share of ups and downs ever since but is known to possess talented players. 

Team Origin: Founded in 2008 and based in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Team Owners: Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch, Amisha Hathiramani

Team’s Last Year Glimpse: In 2020, the team won the first two matches but ended the season with 6 wins out of 14, making it to the bottom of the points table. 

Where the team currently stands: Rajasthan is currently fifth in the Indian T20 Premier League 2021 points table after winning three of their opening seven games. They return to action in September.

Team’s ex-captains: Shane Warne, Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson (Current Captain)

Team Director: Kumar Sangakkara

Home Ground: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Team Players

The Rajasthan team had carved a budget of INR 38.75 crore to buy strong players in the 2021 auction. The team bought the all-rounder, Chris Morris, which was the most expensive buy in the history of the tournament auction.

Top Auctioned Players of 2021

  • Chris Morris – INR 16.25 crore
  • Shivam Dube – INR 4.40 crore
  • Mustafizur Rahman – INR 1 crore
  • Chetan Sakariya – INR 1.20 crore
  • Liam Livingstone – INR 75 lakh
  • Kuldip Yadav – INR 20 lakh
  • KC Kariappa – INR 20 lakh
  • Aakash Singh – INR 20 lakh

List of all Players in the Team with Country

  • Sanju Samson (India)
  • Andrew Tye (Australia)
  • Anuj Rawat (India)
  • Ben Stokes (England)
  • David Miller (South Africa)
  • Jaydev Unadkat (India)
  • Jofra Archer (England)
  • Jos Buttler (England)
  • Kartik Tyagi (India)
  • Mahipal Lomror (India)
  • Manan Vohra (India)
  • Mayank Markande (India)
  • Rahul Tewatia (India)
  • Riyan Parag (India)
  • Shreyas Gopal (India)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal (India)
  • Shivam Dube (India)
  • Chris Morris (South Africa)
  • Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
  • Chetan Sakariya (India)
  • KC Cariappa (India)
  • Liam Livingstone (England)
  • Kuldip Yadav (India)
  • Akash Singh (India)

T20 League Schedule 2021 for Rajasthan Team

Day & DateMatchCityTime (IST)
Monday, 12 Aprilvs PunjabMumbai7:30 PM
Thursday, 15 Aprilvs Delhi Mumbai7:30 PM
Monday, 19 Aprilvs ChennaiMumbai7:30 PM
Thursday, 22 Aprilvs BangaloreMumbai7:30 PM
Saturday, 24 Aprilvs KolkataMumbai7:30 PM
Thursday, 29 Aprilvs MumbaiDelhi7:30 PM
Sunday, 2 Mayvs HyderabadDelhi3:30 PM
Tuesday, 21 Septembervs PunjabDubai7:30 PM
Saturday, 25 Septembervs DelhiAbu Dhabi3:30 PM
Monday, 27 Septembervs HyderabadDubai7:30 PM
Wednesday, 29 Septembervs BangaloreDubai7:30 PM
Saturday, 2 Octobervs ChennaiAbu Dhabi7:30 PM
Tuesday, 5 Octobervs MumbaiSharjah7:30 PM
Thursday, 7 Octobervs KolkataSharjah7:30 PM

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Things to know & Facts about the Rajasthan team

  • Rajasthan was the first team to have won the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 Premier League.
  • The team was one of the two teams that were suspended from the tournament in 2016 and 2017.
  • Rajasthan is one of the 5 teams that has won more matches than they lost. The team won 73 matches out of 147 matches.
  • The best win percentage of the team is against Bangalore with 10 wins out of 20 matches and 8 losses and 2 endings in No Result.
  • Rajasthan has had the most players that made a hat-trick; Ajit Chandila, Shane Watson, Pravin Tambe, Shreyas Gopal.
  • The team was a part of the first-ever tied match in the history of the T20 tournament against KKR and won the match through the one-over eliminator.
  • Ajinkya Rahane from the Rajasthan team set a record for scoring 1100 runs at an average of 39.29 at the home ground. This record is the highest in comparison to any Rajasthan batsman at any venue in the Twenty20 tournament.

Past Indian T20 League Performance of the Rajasthan Team

2008Champions of the tournament
2009Finished 6th
2010Finished 7th
2011Finished 6th
2012Finished 7th
2013Finished 3rd in playoffs
2014Finished 5th
2015Finished 4th in playoffs
2016Team was suspended
2017Team was suspended
2018Finished 4th in playoffs
2019Finished 7th
2020Finished 8th

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Who is the captain of the Rajasthan team?

The current captain of the Rajasthan team is Sanju Samson.

Which is the home ground of the team?

The home ground of the team is the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

What is the winning count of the team at the home ground?

The team has won 32 matches out of 47 at its home ground.

How many times did the team win the T20 Premier League finals?

The Rajasthan team won the Indian T20 Premier League finals only once in the inaugural edition in 2008.

Who has won the Purple Cap in the team?

Sohail Tanvir won the Purple Cap for the Rajasthan team in 2008.

Who has won the Orange Cap in the team?

No player from the Rajasthan team has won the Orange Cap yet.

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