A 22-yard pitch, enthusiastic players flooded stadiums, howling crowd and the applauders, is what the Indian T20 League is all about. It is not just about winning or losing a game but is about the challenge, respect and bonding between the players and the audience. The Indian T20 League 2020 Auction is just a day away from the nation and will be live from Kolkata on 19th December at 3:30 pm IST. A big day for the upcoming league tournament in India!
The race to win the trophy begins at the time of the auction as the formation as well as the strength of a team depends on the players the franchise handpicks in the event. We will look forward to what all strategies Rajasthan can imply during the auction to create one of the best team in the club.
2019 Performance Preview
In the mid-season, Rajasthan saw some changes in their team. Steven Smith replaced Ajinkya Rahane as captain but then the team had already lost five out of six games. The other half of the tournament was a bit amazing for Rajasthan but it was too late to stay in the fight. It won four out of six matches during the captaincy of Steve.
Rajasthan saw a big number of changes in their player list and released 11 players from the squad.
The released players are Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Rahul Tripathi, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Aryaman Birla.
Area of concern
Indian T20 League is the shortest format of cricket and the teams need the best options to bowl, bat and field. It is not just about the team having one of the best openers or bowlers but the team should also have a middle-order line up that can support the team during early wickets and bad bowling.
- Middle-order line ups
- Backup opening batsman
- Backup fast bowlers
The mashup of Indian and overseas players in Indian T20 League has made the tournament even more existing. The team management has to look out for the best players in India as well abroad for a fabulous team. Rajasthan has the best opportunity to fill the team gaps with good middle-order batsmen and spin bowlers.
1. Overseas Players
Rajasthan has four more slots for an overseas player where they can try Dawid Malan or Tom Banton as opening batsmen and Chris Jordan or Chris Woakes as fast bowlers.
2. Indian Players
The team has already retained a good number of Indian players in their squad but can look for Varun Chakravarthy in the spinners category.