RR Team 2018 Players List, Captain, Coach, Rajasthan Royals squad in IPL 2018

RR TEAM 2018: RAJASTHAN ROYALS SQUAD, RAJASTHAN ROYALS TEAM 2018 PLAYERS LIST, RR CAPTAIN 2018, RR COACH 2018

The Rajasthan Royals are back in the IPL fold after serving a two year suspension period and the RR team 2018 will be itching to make an impact in IPL 2018. Under the inspired leadership of Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals squad emerged as the surprise champions in the inaugural edition of IPL and they will be hoping to make a similar impact in IPL 11 with the legendary leg-spinner back in their dugout as the RR Coach 2018. The franchise had retained Australian skipper Steve Smith, but after Smith’s suspension following the ball-tampering scandal Ajinkya Rahane will serve as the RR Captain 2018 for the Rajasthan Royal squad. The RR Team 2018 Players List also includes the maverick English all-rounder Ben Stokes, Big Bash League stars D’Arcy Short and Jofra Archer will also be a part of Rajasthan Royals team 2018 players list. The Rajasthan Royals team 2018 resembles a well-rounded unit and will be aiming to challenge for the title in IPL 2018.

Can Shane Warne inspire the RR players despite losing their captain Steve Smith this close to the IPL and help them raise their game and go for glory on their return to the lucrative Indian Premier League? We shall see but one thing is certain that this Rajasthan Royals squad looks far stronger than the one we last saw back in IPL 2015.

Rajasthan Royals Team 2018 Players List: Complete RR squad

RR Squad 2018: List of Indian Players in the Rajasthan Royals 2018 Players List

S.No. INDIAN PLAYERS
1. Ajinkya Rahane
2. Stuart Binny
3. Sanju Samson
4. Rahul Tripathi
5. Krishnappa Gowtham
6. Dhawal Kulkarni
7. Jaydev Unadkat
8. Anureet Singh Kathuria
9. Shreyas Gopal
10. Mandeep Singh
11. MS Midhun
12. Prashant Chopra
13. Mahipal Lomror
14. Jatin Saxena
15. Aryaman Vikram Birla

 

RR squad 2018 – List of foreign players in Rajasthan Royals team 2018 Players list

 S.No. FOREIGN PLAYERS
1. Heinrich Klassen (South Africa)
2. Ben Stokes (England)
3. Jos Buttler (England)
4. D’Arcy Short (Australia)
5. Jofra Archer (England)
6. Ben Laughlin (Australia)
7. Dushmanta Chameera (Sri Lanka)
8. Zahir Khan Pakteen (Afghanistan)


IPL 2018: RR Captain 2018

The Rajasthan Royals had decided to retain only one player ahead of the mega IPL auction – Australia’s Steve Smith. It was Rajasthan’s plans to make Steve Smith as the RR Captain 2018, however, that decision has been taken out of their hands after Steve Smith was suspended from cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia. Following Steve Smith’s suspension, Ajinkya Rahane has been named as the new RR Captain for the 2018 edition of IPL.

IPL 2018: RR Coach 2018

Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne will be the RR Coach 2018. Warne was the captain when the Royals won the IPL title a decade ago in 2008 and after a hiatus of seven years, he will be back as a mentor in the Rajasthan Royals dugout this year. Warne will be assisted by Indian domestic stalwart Amol Muzumdar, who will be the batting coach and Sairaj Bahutule, the franchise’s spin bowling consultant for IPL 2018.

RR Team 2018: Rajasthan Royals Squad Analysis

Considering the level of competitiveness in the IPL, making a return after a gap of two years is never easy. As such, the Rajasthan Royals went into the mega-auction needing a lot of new players in order to assemble a formidable RR squad ahead of IPL 2018. As expected, they were quite active in the auction and also made the two most expensive signings at the auction in January.

Rajasthan Royals squad 2018 has plenty of batting firepower in the form of captain Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson and D’Arcy Short. Jatin Saxena and Prashant Chopra can also be reliable middle-overs options for the RR thinktank.

English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler will also add explosiveness to the Rajasthan Royals squad 2018 and is likely to be a key player for the franchise in IPL 2018.

Coming to the all-rounders in Rajasthan Royals squad for IPL 2018, maverick Englishman Ben Stokes will be the man to watch out for as he emerged as the most expensive player in IPL auction for the second year running. The franchise also did well to bring in the services of Jofra Archer, who is a death overs specialist and can also contribute some handy runs towards the end of an innings. Rajasthan’s very own Mahipal Lomror and veteran Stuart Binny will also provide handy all-round options to captain Smith.

Jaydev Unadkat, the most expensive Indian player at the auction, will lead the Royals’ bowling attack. The franchise used one of their RTM cards to have Dhawal Kulkarni as a part of RR squad and also signed up Australian T20 specialist Ben Laughlin. Karnataka’s spin twins Shreyas Gopal and Krishnappa Gowtham will handle the spin department for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018.

The Rajasthan Royals squad looks like a well-rounded unit and under the inspired leadership of captain Steve Smith and coach Shane Warne, RR can certainly mount a title challenge in IPL 2018.

READ: Complete IPL Schedule and Time Table for 2018 Indian Premier League.

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