IPL 2018 - Rajasthan Royals : Statistical Preview

IPL 2018 - Rajasthan Royals : Statistical Preview

All the key stats and facts you all need to know about Rajasthan Royals.

Rajasthan Royals won the 2008 edition of IPL | Getty

The world's biggest and best T20 league, the Indian Premier League is around the corner. The 2018 season will be the 11th season of IPL and will be held from 7 April to 27 May 2018.

Rajasthan Royals, the Champions of the inaugural edition, are back after serving two years of suspension for the spot-fixing scandal in 2013. This year Ajinkya Rahane will captain them in the absence of Steven Smith who is banned for 1 year for his involvement in the ball tampering scandal in the South Africa-Australia Test series.

Here is a look at Rajasthan Royals' IPL history -


Champions - 2008

Semi-finalists - 2013 & 2015

Team Records :

1. Result Summary -

 Opposition  Span  Mat  Won  Lost  NR  %W
 Mumbai Indians  2008-17   16  6   10   0   37.5 
 Chennai Super Kings  2008-15  17  6   11   0   35.3 
 Delhi Daredevils  2008-17  16  10   6   0   62.5 
 Kolkata Knight Riders  2008-15  15  9   6   0   60.0
 Royal Challengers Bangalore  2008-17  16  7   8   1   43.7
 Kings Xi Punjab  2008-17  15  9   6   0   60.0
 Sunrisers Hyderabad   2013-17  7  4   3   0   57.1
 Pune Warriors  2011-13  5  4   1   0   80.0
 Kochi Tuskers Kerala  2011-11  2  1  1   0   50.0
 Deccan Chargers  2016-17  9  7   2   0   77.8
 Rising Pune Supergiant  2016-17  -  -   -   -   -
 Gujarat Lions  2008-12  -  -   -   -   -
 Total  2008-15  118  63  54  1  53.4

 

2. Performance summary in IPL -

 Year  Mat  Won  Lost  NR  Position  Summary
 2008  16  13  3  0  1st  Champions
 2009  13  6  7  0  6th  group-stage
 2010  14  6  8  0  7th  group-stage
 2011  13  6  7  0  6th  group-stage
 2012  16  7  9  0  7th  group-stage
 2013  18  11  7  0  3rd  Play-offs
 2014  14  7  7  0  5th  group-stage
 2015  14  7  6  1  4th  Play-offs

 

3. Highest Team Total - 

 Score  Opposition  Venue  Year
  223/5   Chennai Super Kings  Chennai  2010 
 217/7  Deccan Chargers  Hyderabad   2008
 211/5  Chennai Super Kings   Chennai  2008

 

4. Lowest Team Total -

 Score  Opposition  Venue  Year
 58  Royal Challengers Bangalore   Cape Town   2009 
 81  Kolkata Knight Riders  Kolkata  2011
 92  Royal Challengers Bangalore  Bangalore  2010

Batting Records :

1. Most Runs -

 Player  Span  Mat  Runs  Avg  SR  HS  100s  50s
 Shane Watson   2008-2015   78  2372  36.49   141.27   104*   2  14
 Ajinkya Rahane  2011-2015  71   2047  35.91  120.90  103*  1  15
 Rahul Dravid  2011-2013  46  1276  29.67  110.86  66  0  7

 

2. Highest individual scores -

  1. Shane Watson - 104* vs KKR at Mumbai (2015)
  2. Ajinkya Rahane - 103* vs RCB at Bangalore (2012)
  3. Shane Watson - 101 vs CSK at Chennai (2013)

3. Most runs in a season

 Player  Mat  Runs  Avg  SR  HS  50+  Year
 Ajinkya Rahane   16  560   40   129.33   103*   4   2012 
 Shane Watson  16   543  38.78   142.9   101   3   2013 
 Ajinkya Rahane  14   540   49.09   130.75   91*   4   2015 

 

4. Highest batting average (Min 25 innings played) -

  1. Shane Watson (2008-2015) -   36.49
  2. Ajinkya Rahane (2011-2015) - 35.91
  3. Brad Hodge (2012-2014) -       35.50
  4. Graeme Smith (2008-2010) -   31.68

5. Highest batting strike rate (Min 300 balls faced)

  1. Yusuf Pathan (2008 -2010) -  161.24
  2. Shane Watson (2008-2015) - 141.27
  3. Brad Hodge (2012-2014) -      137.41
  4. Karun Nair (2014-2015) -        135.54

Bowling Records :

1. Most wickets -

 Player  Span  Mat  Wkts  Avg  Eco  BBI  4-fers
 Sidharth Trivedi   2008-2013  76  65  29.29   7.58   4/25   1
 Shane Watson   2008-2015   78  61  27.88  7.49  3/10  0
 Shane Warne  2008-2011  56  58  25.36  7.24  4/21  1

 

2. Best bowling figures in an innings -

  1. Sohail Tanvir - 6/14 vs Chennai Super Kings at Jaipur (2008)
  2. James Faulkner - 5/16 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Hyderabad (2013)
  3. James Faulkner - 5/20 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Jaipur (2013)

3. Most wickets in a season -

 Player  Mat  Wkts  Avg  Eco  BBI  4-fer  Year
 James Faulkner   16  28  15.25   6.75   5/16   2  2013
 Sohail Tanvir  11  22  12.09  6.46  6/14  2  2008 
 Shane Warne  15  19  21.26  7.76  3/19  0  2008

 

4. Best bowling average (Min 20 wickets) -

  1. Sohail Tanvir (2008) -   12.09
  2. Amit Singh (2009 -2012) -      22.32
  3. Kevon Kooper (2012-2014) -  22.93
  4. Munaf Patel (2008-2010) -      24.24

5. Best economy rate (Min 20 wickets ) -

  1. Sohail Tanvir (2008) - 6.46
  2. Shane Warne (2008-2011) - 7.24
  3. Yusuf Pathan (2008-2010) - 7.39
  4. Shane Watson (2008-2015) - 7.49

By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 03 Apr, 2018

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