Last season, it was Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal who won the Orange Cap and Purple Cap respectively. However, they need a win to boost their confidence early in the tournament. It is estimated that the arrival of two prominent players in the team this year will be an advantage for the team. Fans are curious about how the Royals XI will be in the first game.
Yashaswi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler will play as openers. Yashaswi Jaiswal has performed well for his team Mumbai during the domestic season. Jos Buttler’s batting performance in the last tournament was crucial in Royals reaching the final. The team hopes that Butler, who scored 863 runs in 17 games, will shine again this time.
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Sanju Samson, Devdutt Patikal and Shimron Hetmyer will be the batsmen for Royals in the middle order. Captain Sanju Samson is expected to give his team a good performance. Last year he scored 458 runs in 17 matches to become the second highest run scorer for his team. Devdutt Padikal failed in 2022 but will play this time as well. Shimron Hetmyer scored 314 runs at a strike rate of 153.92 from 15 matches last year.
In the 2023 IPL auction, Jason Holder, who was brought in for Rs 5.75 crore, will be seen in his first game for the Royals. He can make an impact both as a bowler and as a match finisher. Rian Parag will join the team as another all-rounder.
The bowlers will be Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen and Yuzvendra Chahal. Along with Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin will bolster Royals’ spin bowling unit. In the absence of Pyath Krishna, Trent Boult will be leading the team’s pace attack. In his debut season with the Royals, he took 16 wickets in 16 matches at an economy rate of 7.93.
Kuldeep Sen will play as a replacement for Prasad Krishna. The player performed well in the 2022-23 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Impact Player Situations If Rajasthan Royals bat first Navdeep Saini is likely. If Rajasthan Royals bowl first, Akash Vashisht can be an impact player.
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