Rajasthan Royals is one of the franchises that won the IPL title. They won the inaugural title in 2008 when IPL (Indian Premier League) started. After that, they came close to winning the title, but couldn’t cross the line.
In fact, in the last IPL season (IPL 2022), Rajasthan Royals (RR) reached the final of the tournament but lost to Gujrat Titans (GT) who won their first-ever IPL title.
GT restricted RR to a small total of 130 with captain H Pandya leading from the front. He took 3 crucial wickets in his 4 overs spell. After that, he also played a crucial cameo of 34 off 30 balls.
D Miller also played an outstanding cameo of 32 off 19 balls with 3 fours and a six. S Gill remains not out on 45 off 43 balls as well.
Today, we will discuss the three players Rajasthan Royals can target in the 2023 IPL mini-auction. They will look to go one step further in the IPL 2023. For that, they need some match-winners in the team. Let’s see who are those three players RR can target.
3 players Rajasthan Royals can target in the IPL 2023 mini auction
(1) Rassie van der Dussen
Rajasthan Royals can target Rassie van der Dussen again in the mini-auction of the IPL 2023. RR also signed the South African before. But they released him this time around before the IPL 2023 auction. Now, RR can target him again at a low price or maybe at the same price.
Rassie van der Dussen is a very consistent performer for South Africa and has been phenomenal for his team. He scores big every time he got the start. That is why he is so important for any team.
Rassie van der Dussen is the kind of player who paced his inning very well. Sometimes, he starts slowly in the inning. But he makes up on that start and scores big every time.
The South African didn’t get many chances in the IPL 2022. He played 3 games in that tournament and scored 22 runs with an average of 11 and a strike rate of 91.67. His highest score in the tournament was 12 not out.
He will be the one Rajasthan Royals can target in the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
(2) T Stubbs
Another South African who has the reputation of a big hitter. Rajasthan Royals needs someone like him who can hit the ball long from ball one. Especially when R Parag failed to play that role.
R Parag was given a chance to play a role of a finisher. But he failed miserably in the IPL 2022. Now, RR can target T Stubbs in the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
The South African can play the role of a finisher and he has the ability to hit the ball out of the park. He only got two games while he was with Mumbai Indians (MI). He scored 2 runs in 2 games. In his T20 career, he scored 838 runs with an average of 27.03. His highest score in T20s is 80 and an outstanding strike rate of almost 156.
T Stubbs could be the one RR can target in the mini-auction of the IPL 2023.
(3) J Holder
The third player in this list is West Indian star J Holder. J Holder can give the right balance to the team. He is a proper all-rounder who can bowl those 4 overs and he has evolved as a very fine batter in the last year or so in all formats.
We always knew that he is a very good test batter. But his ability to hit the ball long makes him a very good batsman in all formats.
If RR got J Holder in the team, it would give the right balance to the team. Also, he can play a role of a finisher and he can bowl with the new ball as well as in death overs.
RR can target him in the IPL 2023 auction. If they got J Holder for the IPL 2023, it will fine-tune their squad even more.
So these are the players Rajasthan Royals can target in the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Let’s see how the mini-auction goes. The auction will be held on December 23 at Kochi. And the players need to register for the auction before December 15, 5 PM.
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