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IPL 2020 Auction: 5 Players RR Can Target for IPL 2020

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5 Players that RR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the RR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players RR can Buy for IPL 2020

This article is part of an IPL Auction series, where we explore each team. Also check out the players CSK, SRH, KKR, KXIP and RCB could look at buying!

Rajasthan Royals, a team that can go to another level, have made a number of releases. After the release of 11 players, including their star Indian player Ajinkya Rahane, the Royals are also looking to rebuild their squad like a few other teams in the tournament.

Here are five players they can target in the auction who can help them lift the trophy for second time:

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5. Colin Munro

It is very difficult for an overseas player to find their place in RR’s XI with the likes Captain Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes present in the team. However, someone might have to leave the tournament midway or potentially get injured.

In that case, Colin Munro is a great choice for them. The dangerous Kiwi opener has 3 T20I centuries to his name which shows how destructive he can be if given an opportunity.

Colin Munro: A great fit for RR?

4. Marcus Stoinis

Despite the difficulty for overseas players to fit in Rajasthan’s XI, they can also look to Marcus Stoinis as a backup player. The Australian all-rounder can hit the ball long in the lower middle order and has knack of taking wickets. His all-round abilities can make him a good choice for Rajasthan.

5 Players that RR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the RR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players RR can Buy for IPL 2020
Could Marcus Stoinis provide RR with great value?

3. Mohit Sharma

Although RR have Ankit Rajpoot and Varun Aaron in their pace attack, they are a bit expensive in the death overs. So they can go for Mohit Sharma to go with Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in this period. Mohit has been performing well and has the variations which is needed the death overs.

5 Players that RR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the RR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players RR can Buy for IPL 2020
Mohit Sharma was a good servant for CSK.

2. Pankaj Jaiswal

Not many of you have heard of Pankaj Jaiswal. He is an explosive all-rounder who plays for Himachal Pradesh. Made his name after scoring the 2nd fastest Half-Century in Ranji Trophy, scoring 63 off just 20 balls which includes four fours and four sixes against Goa in 2017. He bats with a whopping strike rate of 193.4 in T20s in 37 matches and has also bagged 55 wickets in the same number of matches played.

With him being released by Mumbai this year, he can be an excellent choice for Rajasthan, along with Stokes in the all-rounder department.

5 Players that RR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the RR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players RR can Buy for IPL 2020
Pankaj Jaiswal can be a great value-for-money purchase by RR.

1. Rahul Tripathi

Released by the Royals this year itself, Rahul Tripathi, can be a key player for Rajasthan. With Rahane now released and the opening slot empty, he can be the perfect replacement for him. He plays very aggressively on the top and has scored 391 runs including a high score of 93 opening for Rising Pune Supergiants in his debut season in 2017. Despite releasing him, Rajasthan can think of bringing him back in their squad.

5 Players that RR can go for in the IPL 2020 Auction | How could the RR squad look like for IPL 2020 season? | 5 Players RR can Buy for IPL 2020
Rahul Tripathi to be bought back by RR?

Written by Robin Rounder. Follow Robin on Twitter today.

This article is part of an IPL Auction series, where we explore each team. Also check out the players CSK, DC, SRH, KKR and RCB could look at buying!

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Robin Rounder
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Robin Rounder, based in India, specialises in Dream11 fantasy content including tips & tricks and match previews. Also, Robin contributes cricket news and opinion pieces, with examples being pre-IPL auction content. He is a passionate India and Chennai Super Kings fan. Connect with Robin on X at: https://x.com/robin_rounder

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