The Rajasthan Royals (often abbreviated as RR) is a cricket team in the Indian Premier League from the city of Jaipur, suspended till the 2017 season. Founded in 2008 as one of the initial eight IPL franchises, the Royals are owned by Manoj Badale.
The team played its home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur and also had secondary home grounds at the Sardar Patel Stadium at Ahmedabad and the Brabourne Stadium at Mumbai.
The team won the inaugural edition of the IPL under the captaincy of Shane Warne, despite being written off as a title contender by the media and fans. The Royals were also the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy.
On 14 July 2015 the verdict reached by a panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court suspended Rajasthan Royals plus fellow Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings for two years over a corruption and match fixing scandal, meaning they could not participate in both the 2016 and 2017 IPL tournaments.
Captain – Shane Watson
City – Rajasthan, India
Owner – Jaipur IPL Cricket Privte Ltd.
Home Ground – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Champions – 1 (2008) IPL
The BCCI on Sunday decided against terminating the suspended IPL franchises of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, putting an end to the speculation surrounding their fate and ensuring their comeback in the cash-rich league in 2018.
Players with international caps before the 2015 season:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Steve Smith
- Chris Morris
- Abhishek Nayar
- Shane Watson
- James Faulkner
- Sturt Binny
- Tm Southee
- Rusty Theron
- Kane Richardson
- Ben Cutting
- Dhawal Kulkarni