Rajasthan Royals

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Rajasthan Royals
LeagueIndian Premier League
Personnel
CaptainSanju Samson
CoachKumar Sangakkara
ChairmanRanjit Barthakur
OwnerManoj Badale (Emerging Media) (65%)
Lachlan Murdoch (13%)
RedBird Capital Partners (15%)
Team information
CityJaipur, Rajasthan, India
Founded2008 (2008)
Home groundSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Capacity30,000
Secondary home ground(s)Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad (Capacity: 110,000)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Capacity: 25,000)
History
Indian Premier League wins1 (2008)
CLT20 wins0
Official websiterajasthanroyals.com
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Rajasthan Royals in 2022

Rajasthan Royals (often abbreviated as RR) are a franchise cricket team based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL).[1] Founded in 2008 as one of the initial eight IPL franchises, the team is based at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.[2][3] The Royals are known to unearth obscure, high potential talent,[4][5][6] as well as for their involvement in a number of controversies and scandals.

History[change | change source]

The team won the inaugural edition of the IPL under the captaincy of Shane Warne, despite being written off as a title contender by the media and fans. The Royals were also the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 under Rahul Dravid's captaincy.[6][7]

On 14 July 2015, the verdict reached by a panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India suspended Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings for two years over a 2013 betting scandal. This means they could not participate in both the 2016 and 2017 IPL tournaments. They returned to the competition for the 2018 season.

Records[change | change source]

The team's record run-scorer is Ajinkya Rahane with 3098 runs,[8] while the leading wicket-taker is Shane Watson, with 67.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Big business and Bollywood grab stakes in IPL". ESPNcricinfo. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
  2. "Rajasthan Royals' team ethos and values have remained intact since first season". Cricketcountry.com. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. "Royals retain Samson, Binny, Rahane, Watson, Faulkner". Cricinfo. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "ABOUT THE BRAND". Archived from the original on 27 March 2015.
  7. "Rajasthan champions after cliffhanger". ESPNcricinfo. June 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  8. "Cricket Records | Records | Rajasthan Royals | Twenty20 matches | Most runs | ESPNcricinfo".
  9. "Cricket Records | Records | Rajasthan Royals | Twenty20 matches | Most wickets | ESPNcricinfo".