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Top five key players for Rajasthan Royal in IPL 2019

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After winning the first edition of IPL, Rajasthan Royals could not win the title once again. Last 2 season of the IPL were controversial for the Rajasthan Royal, due to the ban on the team for 2 years Rajasthan Royal team was not the part of IPL in 2016 and in IPL 2017. Beside the team ban, in last season of IPL the key player of RR Steven Smith couldn’t play for RR and Ajinkya Rahane lead the team. Now that Steven Smith is back RR would be looking to give their best in IPL 2019 and win the title. Furthermore importantly along with Steven Smith this time RR have some other important key players like Ben Stock, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer etc.

These are the five key players for Rajasthan Royals.

5. Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (source – ndtv sports)

Stunning performance in the big bash league of Jofra Archer helped him to make his debut in IPL 2018. Jofra Archer is a key bowler for the Rajasthan Royals. He astonished everyone by his Yorker bowling in death overs. In IPL 2018 he played 10 matches and took 15 wickets. This time also Rajasthan Royals will be looking to take advantage of his attacking bowling line in IPL 2019.

4. Ben stokes

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes (source – cricket country)

Ben stokes is the destructive English all rounder player. In 2017 he was awarded as the most valuable player of IPL. Ben stokes is the key player for RR the reason behind it is that Ben Stokes is a versatile player. Ben stoke is an all rounder with a specialty because of his ability to bowl in death overs as well as play as finisher in batting line up. In IPL 2018 he was the highest auctioned player but he couldn’t perform as hope. This time Rajasthan Royals is sanguine about Ben Stokes that he helps his team to qualify in play off.

3. Jos Buttler

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            Jos Buttler (source – sportskeeda)

English batsman Jos Buttler played in mid order in opening matches of IPL 2018 but in some matches he started playing as an opening batsman and smashed 5 consecutive half centuries. In IPL 2018 he scored 548 runs in 13 matches. But one thing which will be a concern to RR is Jos Buttler will leave in mid half of IPl to play in international matches for his country.

2. Ajinkya Rahane

ajinkya rahne
Ajinkya Rahne (source – cricket country)

Ajinkya Rahane is another key player for RR in last IPL season he lead the team owing to Steven Smith absence. In previous IPL season Rahane scores 370 runs in 11 matches. Likely, this time also Rahane will hold the captaincy for the RR in IPL 2019 the reason behind that is his successfully qualifying his team in play off.

1.Steven Smith

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          steven smith (source – times now)

After Steven Smith was caught in ball tampering case by Australia cricket authority, he couldn’t play in IPL 2018. In IPL 2017 Steven smith captained Rising Pune Supergiant and took the team to play off by scoring 472 runs in 15 matches with an average of 39.33. However, in a nail biting final Rising Pune Supergiant lost against Mumbai Indians. This time RR wants to take all advantage of smith’s experience of batting and captaincy.

Along with these five key players RR also going to play with some other important players like K. Gowthem, Rahul , Ashton Turner etc.

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