1. Devon Conway

Devon Conway made his T20I debut against West Indies last year and since then has not looked back as he has scored 473 runs in 11 T20I innings. Royals could well look to target Conway due to his bankability at the top of the order.

2. Alex Hales

Alex Hales comes with a reputation of being an absolute game-changer at the top due to his ability to change the complexion of the game within few balls. Be it for England or T20 league cricket across several countries, Hales just plays in one gear-the top one.

3. Colin Munro

Munro can look to play for the Royals at the top of the order. He has played 13 IPL games for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Although Munro has scored only 177 runs in 13 games, the Royals can look out for him due to his aggressive batting at the top-order and his vast experience in the shortest format.

4. Evin Lewis

In 45 T20Is for West Indies, Evin Lewis has racked up 1318 runs at a stunning strike rate of 158.03. With Samson playing the sheet anchor’s role, the southpaw can look to score big in the powerplay and give the Royals the flying starts up front, just as Buttler did

5. Josh Inglis

Josh Inglis first made an impression by scoring 1137 runs at 68.88 for Joondalup during the 2014-15 season. And for Scorchers, he has scored 941 runs in 41 games at a strike rate of 143.44. If Royals want to look out for some unknown property, then they can very well go with the 26-year-old