IPL 2018 Transfer Window: 5 players Rajasthan Royals will target

IPL 2018 Transfer Window: 5 players Rajasthan Royals will target

The transfer window opens after the match 27 of the season.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals celebrate fall of Rohit Sharma’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Rajasthan Royals had a very poor start to their campaign in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League. They were demolished by 9 wickets by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game. They got their act working in the next couple of games to register two crucial wins. Again, they lost the plot and were found playing the catching game in the two matches that followed. Just when people started ruling them out, they registered a close win against the Mumbai Indians to be in the race for the top slots this season.

Currently, they look like a settled side on paper. Also, the addition of Jofra Archer in the playing eleven seems to have clicked ideally for them. Despite the settled lineup, there have been instance when they have been all over the place in the performance quotient. Their middle-order, the lower middle-order has been underperforming. The inconsistency has hurt them dearly.

Also, the Indian contingent in the fast bowling department has failed to live up to the expectations. Now, with the mid-season Transfer Window of IPL 2018 coming up, the Rajasthan Royals would want to rectify their team permutations with some crucial signings. The transfers will commence after the 27th game of the season. Any player who has played two or less than two matches this season, will be up for grabs again. Here we try to narrow down the players that the Royals would target at the transfers.

Here are the 5 players Rajasthan Royals will target in the transfer window:

Ben Cutting

Ben Cutting
Ben Cutting of the Heat plays a shot. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Ben Cutting is one of the most renowned all-rounders in the shortest format of the game. The 31-year old Aussie had played a key role in the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win in the 2016 edition of the IPL. This season, he is with the Mumbai Indians. He has only played one game in the season thus far.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that most teams will have their eyes on Cutting in the transfers. The Royals need someone to finish off the games for them. Cutting, who has a strike rate of 154.85, can be the ideal candidate for them. Also, Cutting can chip in with some crucial overs for the team in case the mainstream frontline bowlers fail to deliver for the side.