5 Fast bowlers Rajasthan Royals should Target in IPL 2020 Auction
- Updated: October 30, 2019
The IPL saw one of the most magical and most surprising moments in the inaugural edition of 2008 when the Rajasthan Royals won the trophy. They were a largely inexperienced team of young Indian players led by Shane Warne. Rajasthan Royals has been a popular team ever since although they were missing in action for two years due to a ban. The Pink squad has always played to its potential in the IPL although they have fallen off the tracks over the last couple of seasons despite picking some of world cricket’s biggest names.
Only Jofra Archer has been a revelation for the Rajasthan Royals when the rest of the pace bowling department has let the team down. This is why the team should certainly look for better pace bowlers at the IPL 2020 auctions if they are to get back on track for the upcoming edition of the premier T20 tournament.
5 Fast bowlers Rajasthan Royals should target in IPL Auction 2020
- Tanveer Ul-Haq: Tanveer Ul-Haq can be a good prospect for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL since he can be a deadly partner for Oshane Thomas and Jofra Archer. Tanveer can help the team pick up early wickets and he has already taken 15 wickets in 10 games, becoming one of the top players for Rajasthan’s State team in the Ranji Trophy (2018-19). He has already bowled memorable spells for Rajasthan and can generate decent swing and pace even on good batting pitches. Tanveer can be a wildcard that the Rajasthan Royals will look to use against more experienced rivals.
- Tushar Deshpande: Tushar Deshpande fits in well for the Rajasthan Royals who do not possess any pace bowling option from India as a back-up for Jofra Archer. Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni have been largely disappointing and the Royals should look for someone who can back up Archer suitably. Deshpande from Mumbai is one of the highest wicket-takers for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019. He has bagged 19 scalps at 7.81 (economy rate) in 10 matches. He was also on top in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (2018-19), taking 15 wickets in only 8 matches. He is known for his pace and wicket-taking abilities.
- Chris Jordan: Chris Jordan is a solid and reliable T20 star and he has not got ample opportunities to prove his talent in the English national team. He has however played several matches in the T20 circuit and is known to be a really good bowler at the death. Jordan has picked up 171 wickets in 163 T20 matches till date which is pretty good indeed. In the death overs, his miserly economy rate of 8.4 can be really handy. Jordan can boost the death bowling of the Rajasthan Royals, something which has been disappointing over the last 2-3 seasons. He can also bat well, something that will augur well for the Royals’ fortunes. He will make for a great team with his England and Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer.
- Tom Curran: Rajasthan Royals have already spent heavily on Jaydev Unadkat and he has not delivered the goods in a manner of speaking .As a result, they may consider investing in more effective pace bowlers for IPL 2020. Tom Curran could be a good pick and the England pace bowler is already enjoying a rich vein of form which was evident in the T20 Blast where he took 17 wickets in only 10 matches. He also picked up 20 wickets in the Big Bash League’s 8th edition for Sydney Thunder. He has already played almost a hundred T20 games across multiple leagues and is known for his swing and pace. He can be handy in the last few overs with his slower balls and variations along with his pulsating yorkers. This could be just what the Royals need to win them more matches in IPL 2020.
- Sheldon Cottrell: Sheldon Cottrell could be a good back-up option for Jofra Archer who will naturally be leading the Rajasthan Royals pace bowling lineup in IPL 2020. Archer may not be available for the whole season due to his England commitments. As a result, the Rajasthan Royals may go for another leading pace bowler to balance things out. Sheldon Cottrell could be a good pick since he has been in great form internationally. He was the only West Indian pace bowler who shone at the ICC World Cup 2019. He was the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in the World Cup, taking 12 wickets in 9 matches. In the Caribbean Premier League 2019, he picked up 12 wickets in 8 matches as well. He has good bounce and pace and is an aggressive cricketer who can be a major asset on fast pitches in Jaipur for the Royals. He is an athletic presence on the field which could also boost the Royals’ fielding prowess overall.
These are the 5 pace bowlers who can bring in more depth and solidity to the Rajasthan Royals team. IPL 2020 will be one season where the Royals will be looking to play their fearless brand of cricket once again.