Rajasthan Royals

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Rajasthan Royals
राजस्थान रॉयल्स
Rajasthan Royals Logo.svg
Captain: Shane Watson
Coach: Paddy Upton
City: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Colours: RR
Owner:
Founded: 2008
Home ground:
Indian Premier League wins: 1 (2008)
CLT20 wins 0
Official website: rajasthanroyals.com

Rajasthan Royals (Hindi: राजस्थान रॉयल्स) is an Indian Premier League franchise representing pink city Jaipur.[1] The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced in September 2007 the establishment of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition to be started in 2008.[2] In January 2008, the BCCI unveiled the owners of eight city-based franchises. The team is one of the eight founding members of the IPL in 2008. The Jaipur franchise was sold to the Emerging Media for $67 million, making it the least expensive team in the league.[3]There is also no Icon Player in the team. It is currently captained by the Australian all rounder Shane Watson and coached by Paddy Upton. They won first edition of IPL under the captaincy of former Australian spinner Shane Warne.[4]

While other teams in the IPL have famous players, the Royals has a tradition of unearthing exciting talent[5] and they have always put emphasis on buying players at cut-throat prices while picking unknown talent of all ages and backing them.[6] They are often termed as the Moneyball team of IPL.[7][8] Shane Watson[9] is the leading run-getter of the team while Siddharth Trivedi[10] is the leading wicket-taker.

Franchise history[edit]

The Rajasthan Royals franchise is owned and chaired by Manoj Badale. Other investors include Ryan Tkalcevic, Lachlan Murdoch, Aditya S Chellaram, Shilpa Shetty and Suresh Chellaram. The Group acquired the franchise for $110million.[11] Incidentally, this was the least expensive franchise in the Indian Premier League and probably the least fancied team in the league at the beginning of the tournament. Bollywood actress and Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty and her business partner (now husband) Raj Kundra paid approximately US $15.4 million for a 11.7% stake before the start of IPL 2 in early 2009, therefore valuing the team at $132 million.[12] It made a pre-tax profit of $7.5 million in 2009.[13]

Team anthem and mascot[edit]

The team's mascot is a lion named Moochu.[14]
The team anthem, 'Halla Bol' is sung by Shubham Hudda[14]

2008 IPL season[edit]

Prior to the start of the inaugural IPL season, many considered the Royals as possibly the weakest team in the IPL, giving them little chance of competing well in the tournament.[15] Evidence of the latter opinion seemed to be confirmed when the team lost its first match against the Delhi Daredevils in a 9 wicket loss.[16] However the Royals won their next game by defeating the Kings XI Punjab and continued to win the next five games in a row. The Royals built up an impressive 11–3 record after their fourteen preliminary round matches; this included a consecutive 5-game and 6-game winning streak with an undefeated record on their home ground and a spot at the top of the points table. They were also the first team to book a place in the semifinals with their 65 run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shane Warne's captaincy and simultaneous coaching was praised and well received by everyone,[17][18] including opposition teams.[19] In addition, many players of the Royals team had consistently played well. The Royals secured a place in the finals with a victory against the Delhi Daredevils.

The Rajasthan Royals became the winner of the first IPL tournament, when they defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets in the final played on 1 June 2008. With the scores level with one ball remaining, Sohail Tanvir scored the winning run and therefore prevented the match from being decided on a bowl out.[20]

Each player and representative on the team was awarded a medal and the team was presented with the DLF Indian Premier League trophy along with a cheque for US$ 1.2 million prize money. Many of the Royals' players also took home individual awards for their performance during the tournament; Yusuf Pathan claimed the Man of the Match award for the final match, Sohail Tanvir finished the tournament in possession of the Purple Cap (the IPL's leading wicket taker) and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was declared the Man of the Series.

2009 IPL season[edit]

The Royals did not have a good start during the 2009 season. In their opening game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who were second last in 2008, the Royals obtained the lowest score in the tournaments history. Rajasthan started to gain momentum slowly with Yusuf Pathan's explosive performances in victories against Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils giving hope to the Royals and their fans. However, inconsistency became a major factor; much was expected of South African captain Graeme Smith who was playing in front of his home crowd and who in last season's scored 441 runs, he together with Swapnil Asnodkar were not able to string together strong consistent performances. The absence of previous year's stars Sohail Tanvir and Shane Watson was also a major factor. Tanvir was not eligible in this season due to the political strain between India and Pakistan, and Watson was called up to play for Australia in the series against Pakistan in the UAE. Many also considered the sending of Mohammad Kaif back to India a poor decision as his batting could have contributed to the team's batting performance. The Royals failed to make it to the semifinals after losing their last two matches against Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders.

British Asian Cup[edit]

On 14 May 2009 it was announced that Rajasthan Royals would meet Middlesex Crusaders in a one-off Twenty20 for the British Asian Cup. It was the first time that an annual charity series to be played between the Twenty20 champions of the two countries. The match took place on 6 July 2009. The Squads were announced on 3 July 2009 with Rajasthan Royals included Mohammad Kaif and also saw a comeback of Sohail Tanvir. The match was won by Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs after scoring 162/5 in 20 overs and successfully defending it by 46 runs (Middlesex 116/7). The MoM was Dimitri Mascarenhas.

2010 IPL season[edit]

Rajasthan started the season looking to emulate their success in 2008 but suffered a three-game losing streak at the start of the tournament. They bounced back well with a four-game winning streak but they were knocked out after a defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders in their final game of the third season of the IPL.

2011 IPL season[edit]

The Rajasthan Royals, and the Kings XI Punjab were temporarily ejected from the league due to issues with their unreported ownership changes. The teams were reinstated with involvement from the High Court.[21] Their owners were broken into several legal entities when the BCCI required the incorporation of the companies.[22][23] Kochi was also at risk of ejection for the same reasons before BCCI cleared their new ownership pattern for the tournament.[24]

Rajasthan Royals did not make it to the play off stage by winning only six games out of fourteen, losing seven and one went without any result. They finished sixth in the point table.[25]

2012 IPL season[edit]

Rajasthan Royals finished in seventh place among the point table in season 5 of IPL winning only seven matches out of sixteen.[26]

2013 IPL season[edit]

Rajasthan Royals qualified for playoff stage by finishing third in the group stage, thus grabbing spot for Champions League 2013. They won against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator but lost to Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier which lead to their exit from the tournament.[27] [28]Shane Watson was declared the Man of the tournament.

2014 IPL season[edit]

Rajasthan Royals retained five players - Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Stuart Binny - for the seventh season of the IPL.[29]Shane Watson will lead the side in IPL season 7 and Rahul Dravid will play the role of a mentor.[30][31]

Players[edit]

Rajasthan Royals were the least active franchise during the players' auction. The team didn't have a designated icon player, which saved a lot of cap space for the franchise. However, the franchise was surprisingly low key during the auction, and in the end got penalized by the IPL committee for failing to meet the minimum bidding criteria of $3.3 million.[32] The highest bid by Rajasthan Royals was for the Indian middle order batsman Mohammad Kaif, who came off the board at $675,000. Shane Warne was named the coach and the captain of the side. The Royals were unique during the 2008 season as they were the only side to have an English cricketer in their squad, Hampshire's all rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas who played only one match, against the Delhi Daredevils in Jaipur on 11 May, before returning to England. The Rajasthan Royals also selected Justin Langer and Morné Morkel in the player auction, but both declined to instead play county cricket.[33][34] In 2009 Season the team has cut down six Indian players from the previous year's squad. They are batsman Mohammad Kaif and other relatively unknowns Dinesh Salunkhe, Anup Revandkar, Srideep Mangela, Ashraf Makda and Azhar Malik.[35]

Home Ground[edit]

Rajasthan Royals home venue is the iconic Sawai Mansingh Stadium(Hindi: सवाई मानसिंह स्टेडियम).The Stadium is a cricket stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was built during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II who was also known as SMS, hence the name of the SMS Stadium. It is situated at one corner of the Rambagh Circle. The stadium seats 30,000 and is one of the best in India, after the 2006 renovation. But in IPL7 Sardar Patel Stadium,Ahmedabad will host the Rajasthan Royals matches.[36]

Honours[edit]

Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2008 Champions Cancelled (Q)
2009 Group stage DNQ
2010 Group stage DNQ
2011 Group stage DNQ
2012 Group stage DNQ
2013 Play-offs Runners Up
  • Q = Qualified; DNQ = Did Not Qualify

Complete Players List[edit]

  • In alphabetical order
2008[37] 2009[38] 2010[39] 2011[40] 2012[41] 2013[42]
Aditya Angle Abdulahad Malek Aaron Finch Aakash Chopra Aakash Chopra Ajinkya Rahane
Anup Revandkar Abhishek Raut Abhishek Jhunjhunwala Abhishek Raut Abhishek Raut Ajit Chandila
Darren Lehmann Aditya Angle Abhishek Raut Aditya Dole Aditya Dole Ankeet Chavan
Dimitri Mascarenhas Amit Singh Adam Voges Ajinkya Rahane Ajinkya Rahane Ashok Menaria
Dinesh Salunkhe Anup Revandkar Amit Paunikar Amit Paunikar Ajit Chandila Brad Hodge
Graeme Smith Ashraf Makda Amit Singh Amit Singh Amit Paunikar Brad Hogg
Jaydev Shah Atul Sharma Amit Uniyal Ankeet Chavan Amit Singh Dishant Yagnik
Justin Langer Dimitri Mascarenhas Damien Martyn Ashok Menaria Ankeet Chavan Fidel Edwards
Kamran Akmal Dinesh Salunkhe Dimitri Mascarenhas Deepak Chahar Ashok Menaria Harmeet Singh
Mahesh Rawat Gajendra Singh Faiz Fazal Dinesh Salunkhe Brad Hodge James Faulkner
Mohammad Kaif Graeme Smith Graeme Smith Dishant Yagnik Brad Hogg Kevon Cooper
Morne Morkel Johan Botha Johan Botha Faiz Fazal Deepak Chahar Kumar Boresa
Munaf Patel Justin Langer Kamran Khan Jacob Oram Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Perera
Niraj Patel Kamran Khan Michael Lumb Johan Botha Dishant Yagnik Owais Shah
Pankaj Singh Lee Carseldine Morne Morkel Nayan Doshi Faiz Fazal Pravin Tambe
Parag More Mahesh Rawat Munaf Patel Pankaj Singh Johan Botha Rahul Dravid (C)
Ravindra Jadeja Mohammad Kaif Naman Ojha Paul Collingwood Kevon Cooper Rahul Shukla
Shane Warne (C) Mohammed Arif Shane Warne (C) Pinal Shah Owais Shah Sachin Baby
Shane Watson Morne Morkel Shane Watson Rahul Dravid Pankaj Singh Samuel Badree
Siddharth Trivedi Munaf Patel Shaun Tait Ross Taylor Paul Collingwood Sanju Samson
Sohail Tanvir Naman Ojha Shrikant Wagh Samad Fallah Pinal Shah Shane Watson
Sumit Khatri Niraj Patel Siddharth Trivedi Shane Warne (C) Rahul Dravid (C) Shaun Tait
Swapnil Asnodkar Parag More Sumit Narwal Shane Watson Samad Fallah Shreevats Goswami
Taruwar Kohli Paras Dogra Swapnil Asnodkar Shaun Tait Shane Watson Siddharth Trivedi
Younis Khan Paul Valthaty Syed Quadri Siddharth Trivedi Shaun Tait Sreesanth
Yusuf Pathan Pushkaraj Chavan Yusuf Pathan Stuart Binny Shreevats Goswami Stuart Binny
Raiphi Gomez Sumit Narwal Siddharth Trivedi Vikramjeet Malik
Ravindra Jadeja Swapnil Asnodkar Sreesanth
Rob Quiney Stuart Binny
Shane Harwood Sumit Narwal
Shane Warne (C)
Shane Watson
Shaun Tait
Shrideep Mangela
Siddharth Chitnis
Siddharth Trivedi
Swapnil Asnodkar
Tyron Henderson
Yusuf Pathan

Current squad - 2014 IPL season[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.[43][44][45]
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Signed Year Salary Notes
Batsmen
3 Ajinkya Rahane India (1988-06-05) 5 June 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2014 INR75 million (US$1.3 million)
7 Brad Hodge Australia (1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 INR24 million (US$400,000) Overseas
69 Karun Nair India (1991-12-06) 6 December 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 INR7.5 million (US$130,000)
99 Unmukt Chand India (1993-03-26) 26 March 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2014 INR6.5 million (US$110,000)
All-rounders
25 Abhishek Nayar India (1983-10-08) 8 October 1983 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium 2014 INR10 million (US$170,000)
44 James Faulkner Australia (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2014 INR95 million (US$1.6 million) Overseas
90 Kevon Cooper Trinidad and Tobago (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR30 million (US$500,000) Overseas
22 Rajat Bhatia India (1979-10-22) 22 October 1979 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2014 INR17 million (US$280,000)
33 Shane Watson (C) Australia (1981-06-17) 17 June 1981 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2014 INR125 million (US$2.1 million) Overseas
49 Steve Smith Australia (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2014 INR40 million (US$670,000) Overseas
84 Stuart Binny India (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2014 INR40 million (US$670,000)
Wicket-keepers
27 Ankush Bains India (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 18) Right-handed 2014 INR10 million (US$170,000)
77 Dishant Yagnik India (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 30) Left-handed 2014 INR3 million (US$50,000)
9 Sanju Samson India (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 19) Right-handed 2014 INR40 million (US$670,000)
Bowlers
1 Amit Mishra India (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR10 million (US$170,000)
18 Ankit Sharma India (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2014 INR10 million (US$170,000)
31 Ben Cutting Australia (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR8 million (US$130,000) Overseas
4 Deepak Hooda India (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR4 million (US$67,000)
91 Dhawal Kulkarni India (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR11 million (US$180,000)
13 Iqbal Abdulla India (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2014 INR6.5 million (US$110,000)
23 Kane Richardson Australia (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR10 million (US$170,000) Overseas
2 Pravin Tambe India (1971-10-08) 8 October 1971 (age 42) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2014 INR1 million (US$17,000)
20 Rahul Tewatia India (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2014 INR10 million (US$170,000)
8 Tim Southee New Zealand (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR12 million (US$200,000) Overseas
5 Vikramjeet Malik India (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2014 INR2 million (US$33,000)


Team Management[edit]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Overall results[edit]

Summary of results
Matches Wins Losses No Result Success Rate
2008 14 11 3 0 78.57%
2009 14 6 7 1 46.15%
2010 14 6 8 0 42.86%
2011 14 6 7 1 46.15%
2012 16 7 9 0 43.75%
2013 16 10 6 0 62.50%
2014
Total 88 46 40 2 54.54%

2008 IPL season[edit]

Captain: Shane Warne

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 April 19, 2008 Delhi Daredevils Delhi Lost by 9 wickets Scorecard
2 April 21, 2008 Kings XI Punjab Jaipur Won by 6 wickets Australia Shane Watson 76*(49) Scorecard
3 April 24, 2008 Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 3 wickets India Yusuf Pathan 2/20 (2 overs) and 61 (28) Scorecard
4 April 26, 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 7 wickets Australia Shane Watson 2/20 (4 overs) and 61* (41) Scorecard
5 May 1, 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur Won by 45 runs India Swapnil Asnodkar 60 (34) Scorecard
6 May 4, 2008 Chennai Super Kings Jaipur Won by 8 wickets Pakistan Sohail Tanvir 6/14 (4 overs) Scorecard
7 May 7, 2008 Mumbai Indians Navi Mumbai Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
8 May 9, 2008 Deccan Chargers Jaipur Won by 8 wickets India Yusuf Pathan 68(37) Scorecard
9 May 11, 2008 Delhi Daredevils Jaipur Won by 3 wickets Australia Shane Watson 2/21(4 overs) and 74(40) Scorecard
10 May 17, 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur Won by 65 runs South Africa Graeme Smith 75*(49) Scorecard
11 May 20, 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Won by 6 wickets India Yusuf Pathan 1/14(2 overs) and 48*(18) Scorecard
12 May 24, 2008 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Won by 10 runs South Africa Albie Morkel 71(40) and 2/35(4 overs Scorecard
13 May 26, 2008 Mumbai Indians Jaipur Won by 5 Wickets Pakistan Sohail Tanvir 4/14 (4 overs) Scorecard
14 May 28, 2008 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 41 Runs Scorecard
Semi-Final May 30, 2008 Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Won by 105 runs Australia Shane Watson 52(29) and 3/10(3 overs) Scorecard
Final June 1, 2008 Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai Won by 3 wickets IndiaYusuf Pathan 56(39) and 3/22 (4 overs) Scorecard

The Royals won the inaugural DLF IPL T-20 Tournament on 1 June 2008. MoSAustralia Shane Watson 472 runs and 17 wickets, Purple Cap Holder Pakistan Sohail Tanvir

2009 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 April 18, 2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore Cape Town Lost by 75 runs Scorecard
2 April 21, 2009 Mumbai Indians Durban Match abandoned without a ball bowled Scorecard
3 April 23, 2009 Kolkata Knight Riders Cape Town Won (In The Superover) India Yusuf Pathan 42(21), 18*(4) and 0/27(4 overs) Scorecard
4 April 26, 2009 Kings XI Punjab Cape Town Lost by 27 runs Scorecard
5 April 28, 2009 Delhi Daredevils Pretoria Won by 5 wickets India Yusuf Pathan 62*(30) Scorecard
6 April 30, 2009 Chennai Super Kings Pretoria Lost by 38 runs Scorecard
7 May 2, 2009 Deccan Chargers Port Elizabeth Won by 3 wickets India Yusuf Pathan 24(17) and 1/19(4 overs) Scorecard
8 May 5, 2009 Kings XI Punjab Durban Won by 78 Runs South Africa Graeme Smith 77(44) Scorecard
9 May 7, 2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore Pretoria Won by 7 wickets India Amit Singh 4/19(4 overs) Scorecard
10 May 9, 2009 Chennai Super Kings Kimberley Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
11 May 11, 2009 Deccan Chargers Kimberley Lost by 53 runs Scorecard
12 May 14, 2009 Mumbai Indians Durban Won by 2 Runs Australia Shane Warne 3/24(4 overs) Scorecard
13 May 17, 2009 Delhi Daredevils Bloemfontein Lost by 14 runs Scorecard
14 May 20, 2009 Kolkata Knight Riders Durban Lost by 4 wickets Scorecard

2010 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 March 13, 2010 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 4 runs India Yusuf Pathan 100(37) Scorecard
2 March 15, 2010 Delhi Daredevils Ahmedabad Lost by 6 wickets Scorecard
3 March 18, 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Lost by 10 wickets Scorecard
4 March 20, 2010 Kolkata Knight Riders Ahmedabad Won by 34 runs India Abhishek Jhunjhunwala 45(36) Scorecard
5 March 24, 2010 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 31 runs Australia Adam Voges 45(24) Scorecard
6 March 26, 2010 Deccan Chargers Ahmedabad Won by 8 wickets India Yusuf Pathan 73(34) Scorecard
7 March 28, 2010 Chennai Super Kings Ahmedabad Won by 17 runs India Naman Ojha 80(49) Scorecard
8 March 31, 2010 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi Lost by 67 runs Scorecard
9 April 3, 2010 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 23 runs Scorecard
10 April 5, 2010 Deccan Chargers Nagpur Won by 2 runs Australia Shane Warne 4/21(4 overs) Scorecard
11 April 7, 2010 Kings XI Punjab Jaipur Won by 9 wickets England Michael Lumb 83(43) Scorecard
12 April 11, 2010 Mumbai Indians Jaipur Lost by 37 runs Scorecard
13 April 14, 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur Lost by 5 wickets Scorecard
14 April 17, 2010 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard

2011 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 April 9, 2011 Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 8 wickets India Siddharth Trivedi 3/15 Scorecard
2 April 12, 2011 Delhi Daredevils Jaipur Won by 6 wickets Australia Shane Warne 2/17 Scorecard
3 April 15, 2011 Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur Lost by 9 wickets Scorecard
4 April 17, 2011 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
5 April 19, 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Match abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain Scorecard
6 April 21, 2011 Kings XI Punjab Chandigarh Lost by 48 runs Scorecard
7 April 24, 2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala Jaipur Won by 8 wickets Australia Shane Warne 3/16 Scorecard
8 April 29, 2011 Mumbai Indians Jaipur Won by 7 wickets South Africa Johan Botha 45(39)& 3/6 (2 overs) Scorecard
9 May 1, 2011 Pune Warriors India Jaipur Won by 6 wickets New Zealand Ross Taylor 47*(35) Scorecard
10 May 4, 2011 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
11 May 9, 2011 Chennai Super Kings Jaipur Lost by 63 runs Scorecard
12 May 11, 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur Lost by 9 wickets Scorecard
13 May 15, 2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala Indore Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
14 May 20, 2011 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 10 wickets Australia Shane Watson 89*(47) & 3/19 Scorecard

2012 IPL season[edit]

Captain : Rahul Dravid

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 April 6, 2012 Kings XI Punjab Jaipur Won by 31 runs India Ajinkya Rahane (98) Scorecard
2 April 8, 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur Won by 22 runs Australia Brad Hodge 44 (29) Scorecard
3 April 11, 2012 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 27 runs Scorecard
4 April 13, 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 5 wickets Scorecard
5 April 15, 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Won by 59 runs India Ajinkya Rahane 103* Scorecard
6 April 17, 2012 Deccan Chargers Jaipur Won by 5 wickets Australia Brad Hodge Scorecard
7 April 21, 2012 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 7 Wickets Scorecard
8 April 23, 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur Lost by 46 runs Scorecard
9 April 29, 2012 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi Lost by 1 run Scorecard
10 May 1, 2012 Delhi Daredevils Jaipur Lost by 6 wickets Scorecard
11 May 5, 2012 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 43 runs Australia Shane Watson Socre Card
12 May 8, 2012 Pune Warriors India Pune Won by 7 wickets Australia Shane Watson 90* (51) Scorecard
13 May 10, 2012 Chennai Super Kings Jaipur Lost by 4 Wickets Scorecard
14 May 13, 2012 Pune Warriors India Jaipur Won by 45 runs India Ajit Chandila 4/13 Scorecard
15 May 18, 2012 Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Lost by 5 Wickets Scorecard
16 May 20, 2012 Mumbai Indians Jaipur Lost by 10 wickets Scorecard

2013 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 April 6, 2013 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi Won by 5 runs India Rahul Dravid 65(51) Scorecard
2 April 8, 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur Won by 19 runs India Siddharth Trivedi 4/23 Scorecard
3 April 11, 2013 Pune Warriors India Pune Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
4 April 14, 2013 Kings XI Punjab Jaipur Won by 6 wickets Australia James Faulkner 2/30 Scorecard
5 April 17, 2013 Mumbai Indians Jaipur Won by 87 runs India Ajinkya Rahane 68(54) Scorecard
6 April 20, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
7 April 22, 2013 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 5 wickets Scorecard
8 April 27, 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Jaipur Won by 8 wickets Australia James Faulkner 5/20(4 overs) Scorecard
9 April 29, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur Won by 4 wickets India Sanju Samson 63 (31) Scorecard
10 May 3, 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 8 Wickets Scorecard
11 May 5, 2013 Pune Warriors India Jaipur Won By 5 Wickets India Ajinkya Rahane 67 (48) Scorecard
12 May 7, 2013 Delhi Daredevils Jaipur Won By 9 Wickets India Ajinkya Rahane 63* (45) Scorecard
13 May 9, 2013 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won By 8 Wickets Trinidad and Tobago Kevon Cooper 3-23 Scorecard
14 May 12, 2013 Chennai Super Kings Jaipur Won By 5 Wickets Australia Shane Watson 70 (34) Scorecard
15 May 15, 2013 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 14 Runs Scorecard
16 May 17, 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Lost by 23 Runs Scorecard
17 May 22, 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad (Eliminator) New Delhi Won by 4 wickets Australia Brad Hodge 54* (29) Scorecard
18 May 24, 2013 Mumbai Indians (Qualifier 2) Kolkata Lost by 4 Wickets Scorecard

2013 CLT20 season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
1 September 21, 2013 Mumbai Indians Jaipur Won by 7 wickets India Vikramjeet Malik 3/24 (4 overs) Scorecard
2 September 25, 2013 South Africa Highveld Lions Jaipur Won by 30 runs India Pravin Tambe 4/15 (3 overs) Scorecard
3 September 29, 2013 Australia Perth Scorchers Jaipur Won by 9 wickets Trinidad and Tobago Kevon Cooper 4/18 (4 overs) Scorecard
4 October 1, 2013 New Zealand Otago Volts Jaipur Won by 4 wickets India Rahul Shukla 3/23 (4 overs) Scorecard
Semi-Final October 4, 2013 Chennai Super Kings Jaipur Won by 14 runs India Pravin Tambe 3/10 (4 overs) Scorecard
Final October 6, 2013 Mumbai Indians Feroz Shah Kotla Lost by 33 runs Scorecard

2014 IPL season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Man of the Match Scorecard link
Phase 1 Matches in  United Arab Emirates
1 April 18, 2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad Abu Dhabi
2 April 20, 2014 Kings XI Punjab Sharjah
3 April 23, 2014 Chennai Super Kings Dubai
4 April 26, 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore Abu Dhabi
5 April 29, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Abu Dhabi
Phase 2 Matches in  India
6 May 3, 2014 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi
7 May 5, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Ahmedabad
8 May 8, 2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad Ahmedabad
9 May 11, 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore
10 May 13, 2014 Chennai Super Kings Ranchi
11 May 15, 2014 Delhi Daredevils Ahmedabad
12 May 19, 2014 Mumbai Indians Ahmedabad
13 May 23, 2014 Kings XI Punjab New Delhi
14 May 25, 2014 Mumbai Indians Kolkata

Expulsion from the IPL & return (2010)[edit]

The BCCI decided to expel Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL. The expulsion baffled captain Shane Warne who stated that he suspected that there might be some foul play and that the BCCI might possess some ulterior motives.[47] The Rajasthan Royals however filed an appeal against the decision and the two parties went to the Mumbai High Court to decide [48] The Mumbai high-court adjourned that case until 29 October 2010.[49] Both parties then agreed to adjourn the case again to 15 November because they didn't want it to coincide with Diwali celebrations from 1 to 14 November[50] Later it was announced by the Royals that they told the Bombay High Court that they would be negotiating with an arbitrator to see if they could reconcile with the IPL [51] The arbitrator announced that while the investigation was ongoing the Royals would remain apart of the IPL for six-weeks and the BCCI would not be allowed to change rules which might go against the Royals. The six-week period included the player auction in which Rajasthan Royals participated.[52] After this the Bombay High Court rejected the appeals of the BCCI against keeping the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL for six-weeks while the case was sorted out.[53] It was estimated because of the losses in court cases and damaging reputation the BCCI decided not to pursue any further legal action against Royals' or Kings XI Punjab and announced they decided to keep them in the IPL.[54]

Spot-fixing[edit]

On 16 May 2013, three Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested from Mumbai by Delhi Police along with eleven bookies on charges of spot-fixing in the tournament. The fixing happened in the matches against Pune Warriors on May 5, Kings XI Punjab on May 9 and Mumbai Indians on May 15.[55] Later BCCI suspended the three players.[56]

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