Saturday, February 10, 2018

Vivo IPL- Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team 2018 Squad

Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Ltd:
  • Manoj Badale
Team information
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Home ground
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
(Capacity: 23,185)
Secondary home ground(s)
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
(Capacity: 54,000)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
(Capacity: 20,000)
Indian Premier League wins
1 (2008)
CLT20 wins
Official website:

The Rajasthan Royals (often shortened as RR) is a cricket team in the Indian Premier League from the city of Jaipur, suspended till the 2017 season. Founded in 2008 as one of the preliminary eight IPL franchises, the Royals are owned by Manoj Badale. The squad played its home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur and also had secondary home ground at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Ahmedabad and the Brabourne Stadium at Mumbai.
The Royals are at times contemplated the Moneyball team of the IPL. The Royals are known to unearth doubtful exciting talent. The team won the initial version of the IPL under the captaincy of Shane Warne, even though being written off as a title competitor by the media and fans. The Royals were also the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 under Rahul Dravid's captaincy. On 14 July 2015 the verdict reached by a panel selected by India's Supreme Court suspended Rajasthan Royals plus associate Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings for two years over a dishonesty and match fixing scandal, meaning they could not participate in both the 2016 and 2017 IPL tournaments.
Shane Watson is the only performer player to lead most runs, most wickets, highest score, highest batting average, most sixes, for a team in T20. As well the only player to win man of the tournament in IPL two times.

Franchise history

In the month of January 2008, the BCCI unveiled the owners of eight city-based franchises. The team is one of the 8 founding members of the IPL in 2008. The Jaipur franchise was sold to the Emerging Media for $67 million, assembly it the least costly team in the league.
The franchise is currently owned and chaired by Manoj Badale. Other investors include Lachlan Murdoch, Aditya S Chellaram, and Suresh Chellaram. The assembly acquired the franchise for $67million. By the way, this was the least classy franchise in the Indian Premier League and probably the least fancied team in the league at the opening of the tournament. It made a pre-tax profit of $7.5 million in 2009.

Home ground

The home location (playground) of the Royals is the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The stadium was built during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, who was also well-known as SMS, hence, the name stadium. It is located at one corner of the Rambagh Circle. The stadium seats 30,000 and is one of the best in India, after the 2006 reconstruction.
But in the year of 2014, Sardar Patel sports ground in Ahmedabad hosted the Rajasthan Royals home matches. 


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