RR IPL 2023 Players Full List, Schedule and Key Players

RR 2023 IPL Squad is an interesting mix of old and new faces. There are several players who have been in the squad previously, including Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer. Other players who have recently joined the team include Joe Root, Murugan Ashwin, and Adam Zampa.

RR IPL 2023 Players

With the IPL 2023 auction on the horizon, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be looking to strengthen their squad in order to continue their momentum. In IPL 2018, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

However, the franchise finished as runners-up in the previous season. Having clinched the title in IPL 2008, the Royals are hoping to make a repeat of the feat in the new edition.


During their first season, the Royals benefited from a solid mix of experienced players. They had a strong batting line-up and a good bowling unit.

However, they failed to replicate the success they enjoyed in their inaugural season. The Royals finished sixth or worse in four out of six years.

RR 2023 IPL Squad is an interesting mix of old and new faces. There are several players who have been in the squad previously, including Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer. Other players who have recently joined the team include Joe Root, Murugan Ashwin, and Adam Zampa.

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The IPL has been a frustrating league for Rajasthan Royals in recent years. They have been eliminated from the group stage on a number of occasions. While the team has made the playoffs three times since 2008, they haven’t been able to win a title.

In the 2022 IPL, RR were one of the strongest franchises on paper. They had a good young core, an experienced overseas batter, and a well-settled outfit at their disposal. But chinks in the armor were exposed in a few matches.

Although the team was impressive in some of their matches last season, it failed to make a serious impact in other games.

During the course of the season, they had the opportunity to test their new-found skills against Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. It was their first appearance in the final of the tournament.

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RR on IPL 2023 Auction

Rajasthan Royals signed West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder for INR 5.75 crore in the IPL 2023 mini-auction on Friday (December 23).

They also signed star Australian spinner Adam Zampa for his base price of INR 1.5 crore and South African wicketkeeper-batter Donovan Ferreira for a price of INR 50 lakh to cover every possible area ahead of the 2023 season.

They concluded the day with the surprise signing of former England captain Joe Root for a base price of INR 1 crore.

The IPL 2022 runners-up made their first bid during the IPL 2023 auction for English batter Harry Brook but lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad with only INR 13.2 crore available in their purse.

The Royals’ next bid for Jason Holder, who plays for Barbados Royals in CPL, beat Chennai Super Kings with the winning bid of INR 5.75 crore.

The Royals also opened bidding for Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Nicholas Pooran, Shivam Mavi, and Mayank Dagar but were beaten by competitors due to their low-budget purse.

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But in the accelerated round, they managed to sign South African wicketkeeper-batter Donovan Ferreira for INR 50 lakh, who will be a quality backup option to Samson and Buttler.

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RR Full Squad list of IPL 2023

Sanju SamsonBatsman/Wicket-keeper14 Crore
Jos ButtlerBatsman10 Crore
Yashasvi JaiswalBatsman4 Crore
R. AshwinBowler5 crore
Trent BoultBowler8 crore
Shimron HetmyerBatsman8.5 crore
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman7.75 crore
Riyan ParagAll-Rounder3.8 crore
KC CariappaBowler30 lakh
Prasidh KrishnaBowler10 crore
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler6.5 crore
Navdeep SainiBowler2.6 crore
Obed McCoyBowler75 lakh
Kuldeep SenBowler20 lakh
Dhruv JurelBatsman/Wicket-keeper20 lakh
Kuldip YadavBowler20 lakh
Jason HolderAll-Rounder5.75 crore
Donovan FerreiraAll-Rounder50 lakh
Kunal RathoreWicket-keeper20 lakh
Adam ZampaBowler1.5 crore
KM AsifBowler30 lakh
Murugan AshwinBowler20 lakh
Akash VashishtAll-Rounder20 lakh
Abdul PAAll-Rounder20 lakh
Joe RootBatsman1 crore

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RR Key Players in IPL 2023

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler in RR

Jos Buttler is back in the IPL 2023 after earning an orange cap during England’s T20 World Cup run last year. He currently leads his team as the highest run scorer with 65 runs scored.

Rajasthan Royals have retained the Englishman, along with Purple Cap holder Yuzvendra Chahal and several match winners such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal and young pacers Kuldeep Sen and Navdeep Saini.

Additionally, West Indian batting legend Shimron Hetmyer and bowler Obed McCoy round out the squad.

Buttler boasts a host of personal records in T20 cricket, including an incredible 172 against Zimbabwe during the 2018 T20 World Cup. He is only three runs away from breaking Chris Gayle’s record for highest individual score in T20 internationals.

He has scored an impressive 863 runs in 17 matches for the Royals during IPL 2022, leading them to re-sign him for an additional fee of INR 10 Crore. With extensive experience in the Indian Premier League and being one of the most consistent batsmen in this format, his success is no surprise.

He is an impressive all-rounder in ODI cricket, scoring an incredible 722 runs in 18 matches for the Royals – making him their highest individual scorer.

The Royals will be looking to bolster their middle order in the 2023 auction. They already have Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal as opening pairs, but lack a back-up batter.

Potential additions could include Mumbai left-arm spinner Shams Mulani or Himachal Pradesh’s batting allrounder Sumeet Verma from India to bolster their middle order.

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Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna in RR

Prasidh Krishna was an impressive presence in the Rajasthan Royals’ T20 squad last season, taking 19 wickets for them in IPL 2022 to help them finish atop of the league table.

Additionally, he proved his mettle in ODI matches too, appearing in 14 matches and picking up 25 wickets at an economy rate of 8.29.

His devastating strikes with the new ball have earned him an unrivaled reputation in short form of the game, giving him a reputation as a formidable threat to any batting line-up when on fire.

  • Personal Records in T20

He was the first player to score a T20 century, scoring 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018. It took five years before any other player recorded multiple 150+ scores in T20.

His ability to pick the ball up in powerplay overs and at the death has given him an edge in shorter versions of the game. His ‘hit-the-deck’ skills could make him a perfect fit for Rajasthan Royals.

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Jason Holder

Jason Holder in RR

Rajasthan Royals have acquired all-rounder Jason Holder in the IPL 2023 auction for 5.75 crores. Last season, Holder represented Lucknow Super Giants and was picked up at this price point.

He boasts an impressive record in T20 cricket, having scored 1758 runs at a strike rate of over 125. Additionally, he has taken 197 wickets during this format of play.

In addition to his bowling prowess, he also boasts impressive batting skills which could translate into some impressive hits at Sawai Man Singh ground. Due to his height, he can be effective against Indian tracks and could potentially play an integral role in Rajasthan Royals’ team in IPL 2023.

His career in T20 cricket has been filled with personal records. He has scored more than 1700 runs and holds the records for highest individual score, most runs scored and most wickets taken in T20 matches.

The long-legged all-rounder has been an integral part of many IPL teams, such as Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. His batting prowess and economy rate of less than 10 runs per over make him an invaluable addition to any squad.

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Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson in RR

Sanju Samson is one of India’s most sought-after wicket keepers and has seen incredible growth since joining Rajasthan Royals as a domestic recruit. His performance during the 2022 Indian T20 League season earned him the captaincy and now he hopes to take his game to another level this year.

He is an exciting young talent with plenty to offer on the domestic scene, yet his international performances often fall short. At 22, he has not scored a 50 in 13 T20Is and only one ODI cap to his name.

Sanju Samson is an impressive wicket-keeper batsman who exudes class and maturity when taking the strike. His powerful strokes can be seen around the ground, making him one of Indian cricket’s most dangerous openers.

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RR IPL 2023 Schedule

1SRH vs RR2 April 202315:30*
2RR vs PBKS5 April 202319:30
3RR vs DC8 April 202315:30*
4CSK vs RR12 April 202319:30
5GT vs RR16 April 202319:30
6RR vs LSG19 April 202319:30
7RCB vs RR23 April 202319:30
8RR vs CSK27 April 202319:30
9MI vs RR30 April 202319:30
10RR vs GT5 May 202319:30
11RR vs SRH7 May 202319:30
12KKR vs RR11 May 202319:30
13RR vs RCB14 May 202315:30*
14PBKS vs RR19 May 202319:30

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Final Thought

As Rajasthan Royals get ready to take the field in IPL 2023, excitement levels are high. If you are a cricket fan and want to support your favorite team, here is some information about what can be expected from them in 2023:

The Rajasthan Royals squad consists of top domestic Indian players, led by captain Sanju Samson. It includes Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Devdutt Padikkal, Kuldeep Sen, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult.

The Royal Bengal retained players list is filled with world-class batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders. It’s a well-balanced squad and the team hopes to improve on their performance from last year.

The team boasts a formidable top 4 that features international stars Jos Butler, Devdutt Padikkal and Obed McCoy. This lineup will provide the Royals with ample opportunity to win games.

Rajasthan boasts R Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna in their bowling department. However, they need more from their left-arm spinners to make an impact during this tournament.

With that in mind, Rajasthan Royals may look to add a left-arm bowling all-rounder for their IPL 2023 squad.

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