IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Rajasthan Royals (RR)

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Factors that can affect RR performance in IPL 2021.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Rajasthan Royals were the inaugural champions of the Indian Premier League. Unfortunately, the Royals have not been able to win their second title despite performing well in some seasons. Last year, the Jaipur-based franchise finished at the last position on the points table for the first time in IPL history.

The Rajasthan team management was naturally unhappy after the squad’s disappointing performance in IPL 2020. Although the Royals had their star players available, they could not qualify for the playoffs. Steve Smith lost his contract, while multiple Indian pacers returned to the auction pool.

The Royals entered the auction with a massive purse value of 37.85 crore. They splurged 16.25 crore to acquire Chris Morris. Apart from that, the team also added Mustafizur Rahman and Liam Livingstone to their overseas department.

Rajasthan Royals squad for IPL 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

Purse Remaining – 13.65 Crore

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Strengths – Multiple match-winners in the batting unit

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Rajasthan Royals have assembled an explosive batting lineup that can blow away the world’s best bowling lineups. Sanju Samson and Manan Vohra have enormous IPL experience under their belts. Yashasvi Jaiswal has won matches for the India U-19 team in the early days of his career.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler have single-handedly won matches for the Rajasthan Royals before. Chris Morris can turn the game upside down with some big shots in the slog overs. Last year, Jofra Archer and Rahul Tewatia showed how they can win matches for the Royals.

Riyan Parag has experience of two IPL seasons. The young Indian all-rounder is likely to perform better than IPL 2020 this year. Liam Livingstone is a T20 specialist and Shivam Dube has played a few game-changing knocks in the domestic circuit. Lastly, even David Miller can play the finisher’s role to perfection for the Rajasthan Royals. Thus, having multiple match-winners in the batting unit will benefit the Royals a lot.