Rajasthan Royals (RR) delivered an impressive display in the previous season, ultimately securing the second-place position despite losing the final to Gujarat Titans by a margin of 7 wickets.
The upcoming IPL season of 2023 will see the team striving to win the championship. They possess a highly skilled squad, and it’s likely that some of these players will make a significant impact on the game.
1. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson had a noteworthy performance in IPL 2022, with a total of 458 runs scored at a respectable average of 28.62 and an exceptional strike rate of 146.79. As the captain of Rajasthan Royals (RR), he guided his team to the final of the tournament, although they fell short of winning the coveted title for the second time. He is expected to be among the top players to keep an eye on in the upcoming season.
2. Trent Boult
Trent Boult‘s proficiency in taking wickets during Powerplay overs was a standout feature of his performance in IPL 2022. With 16 wickets taken in 16 games, he maintained a run rate of fewer than 8 runs per over. Given his impressive showing, he is expected to play a key role for RR in IPL 2023.
3. Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler had an exceptional performance in IPL 2022, hitting four centuries and leading Rajasthan Royals (RR) to the final. He earned the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs during the season and was also recognized as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Buttler is widely considered to be the top batsman in the T20 format at present.
4. Devdutt Padikkal
Padikkal is a very talented player. Devdutt carried forward his impressive form from the previous two seasons and ended up being the third-highest run scorer for his team, with 376 runs in 17 matches at an average of 22.12 and a strike rate of 122.88. He was acquired by the team for a significant sum of 7.75 crores during the IPL 2022 mega auction, and the franchise is counting on him to deliver a similar level of performance in the upcoming IPL 2023.
5. Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna made a strong impression during IPL 2022, demonstrating his ability to take crucial wickets in important moments of the game. He finished the season with 19 wickets taken in 17 games. As a result, he is expected to be one of the most essential players for RR in the upcoming IPL 2023.