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.

Weaknesses – Lack of support for Jofra Archer in the pace-bowling attack

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Jofra Archer was the Most Valuable Player of IPL 2020. Still, the Rajasthan Royals ended at the last position on the standings. The reason behind that was that the Indian pacers of the Royals squad could not match the expectations. The Jaipur-based franchise has shown immense faith in Jaydev Unadkat. However, the left-arm pacer is yet to perform consistently for the Royals.

Talking about the other options with the Rajasthan Royals, Chris Morris is an injury-prone player. He could pick injuries which might limit his appearances for the franchise. The team management has also clarified that Ben Stokes would not bowl much in IPL 2021.

Recently, Mustafizur Rahman stated that he would play for Bangladesh in the Test series against Sri Lanka if the selectors name him in the squad. So, it will be interesting to see if Rahman turns up for the Royals in IPL 2021. Kartik Tyagi and Akash Singh are still learning, while Andrew Tye has lost his golden touch. Chetan Sakariya could be a great option, but he will be playing his debut season in 2021. So, the lack of proper support for Jofra Archer remains a weakness of RR even in IPL 2021.