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Rajasthan royals swot analysis
Rajasthan Royal SWOT Analysis. RR progressed to the knockout stages but failed to qualify for the final. However, they will aim to hit the strides right from the start of IPL 2019 and will be keen to bring home their second title. Here you will get Rajasthan Royals won the cash-rich league in the first year in 2008.
Rajasthan Royals are one of the only few teams that are over-reliant on their overseas players more than their Indian players, and there’s nothing wrong in hiding this fact.
The likes of Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer are true match-winners. Having them in the squad would naturally drive more attention towards them then the rest of the squad where Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson are the only established Indian players.
Rajasthan Royals have as many as 8 pace options in their squad; the most any team has in their squad. Even the pace heavy SRH, KKR, and MI have only 7 pacers in their squad. There’s definitely a question of quantity over quality here as most of the pacers are either inexperienced or haven’t performed to the potential in the last few years.
Rajasthan Royals lacks consistency in the bowling department which can hurt them badly in this kind of tournament. Although they have Unadkat, Varun Aaron, and Oshane Thomas, they are yet to show consistency at the highest level. Aaron and Thomas have express pace as their weapon but lacks variation which will have the Royals skipper thinking.
The spin department also lacks experience behind their back which can hurt the Royals side. Although they have New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi in their ranks, it is unlikely that they will want to dry up one overseas quota playing Sodhi in the first XI.
Steve Smith will be looking to lead from the front in a bid to help Rajasthan to their second IPL title after the glory days of 2008 when another great leg spinner was leading them.
The Royals are not the favorites yet again and most certainly not the strongest team on paper. They have the opportunity to spring in a surprise as they did in the inaugural edition of IPL. For that to happen, the young players like Riyan Parag will need to up the ante this season. The experienced players such as Robin Uthappa, David Miller, and Jofra Archer will also have to be at their best from the word go.
The young Parag showed promise last season by scoring a fifty and amassing a total of 160 runs in 7 matches. He also chipped in with 2 wickets in the bowling department. RR cannot afford many slip-ups during their campaign and a good beginning in IPL 2020 will set the tone for the rest of the season to follow.
Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Ajinkya Rahane has not been in the best of form for quite some time now. After performing relatively well for India A, Rahane had an abysmal Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy – the premium domestic T20 competition. Furthermore, Steven Smith has not played top-class cricket for quite some time and may take some time to find his touch. Otherwise, the team looks good and will aim to stay injury-free and go all the way for glory.
Despite the weaknesses and threats, Rajasthan Royals is a decent unit overall. With many talented players, the trick would be getting the playing combination as soon as possible.