Rajasthan Royals’ Indian Premier League 2024 campaign came to a close as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Qualifier 2 match in Chennai. The Royals had earlier won their Eliminator contest against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at Ahmedabad.

The Royals finished third in the IPL 2024 standings with nine wins and six losses in 16 matches. One game was washed out. Here’s a look at some of the records of the Royals in this IPL.


Highest Total


Rajasthan Royals brought up their highest total in IPL 2024 when they made 224/8 in their two-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. The Royals also equalled their highest successful run-chase in the IPL during the process.


Highest Individual Score


In the same match against KKR, Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 107 off just 60 balls hitting nine fours and six sixes to take the Royals home in the last ball of the match. This was the best individual effort by a Royals batter in this season of the IPL.


Lowest Total against RR


The Royals put in their best bowling performance this season when they restricted five-time champions Mumbai Indians to 125/9 at the Wankhede Stadium. Trent Boult picked up 3/22, including his twin strike in the first over, and Yuzvendra Chahal finished with impressive figures of 3/11 as the Royals won the match by six wickets with 27 balls to spare.


Top run-scorer


Riyan Parag had his best IPL season ever with the bat as he amassed 573 runs from 14 innings at an average of 52.09 and a strike rate of 149.21. Parag had an eventful year after being promoted to bat higher up the order, as he scored four fifties and also notched up his highest score of 84* in the IPL against Delhi Capitals.


Highest Wicket-taker


Avesh Khan, in his first season with the Royals, finished as their top wicket-taker in IPL 2024. Avesh picked up 19 wickets from 15 matches at an average of 27.68 with an impressive strike rate of 17.31. 

His best spell came against SRH in the Qualifier 2 as he picked up three wickets giving away only 27 runs in his four overs. This was also Avesh’s second-best season after he picked up 24 wickets in his first IPL in 2021.


Best bowling in an innings


Sandeep Sharma’s 5/18 against MI at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur is the best bowling spell from a Royals bowler this season. This was also Sandeep’s first five-wicket haul in the IPL.

Sandeep struck twice in the powerplay and picked up three in the final over of the MI innings. The medium-pacer bowled a staggering 13 dot balls out of 24 and was awarded the Player of the Match in the Royals’ nine-wicket win.


Highest Partnership


Buttler and captain Sanju Samson added 148 runs off just 86 balls for the second wicket against RCB, in the #PinkPromise match at Jaipur, to register the Royals’ highest partnership in this year’s IPL. 

Samson joined Buttler in the middle as early as the third ball of the innings and both batted RCB out of the match. The partnership laid the foundation for the Royals’ six-wicket win as Buttler remained unbeaten on 100 and Sanju Samson was dismissed after scoring 69.


Largest Victory Margin


The Royals’ nine-wicket over MI at Jaipur is their biggest win of IPL 2024. Sandeep Sharma shone with the ball with a five-wicket haul to restrict Mumbai as Trent Boult also chipped in with two wickets.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, then, rose to the occasion with an unbeaten 104 off just 60 balls which included nine fours and seven sixes. Jaiswal also stitched an unbroken second-wicket stand of 109 with skipper Samson, who scored 38, to complete the demolition.


Highest Batting Average and Strike rate


Riyan Parag’s average of 52.09 is the best for any Royals batter this season. In 14 visits to the crease, he scored 573 runs and remained unbeaten on three occasions.

Shimron Hetmyer has the best strike rate of 163.76 this year among the Royals’ batters who have faced a minimum of 30 deliveries. The southpaw aggregated 113 runs from just 69 balls with the 10-ball 27 against Punjab Kings being his best batting effort.


Most Hundreds and Fifties


Jos Buttler is the only batter this year in IPL to have two hundreds to his name. Both his centuries came in winning chases for the Royals against RCB and KKR, and he remained unbeaten seeing the team through in both.

Sanju Samson, with five fifties, has the joint-most fifties for a batter, overall, in IPL 2024. Three of his five half-centuries came in winning causes for the Royals.


Most sixes and sixes in an innings


Riyan Parag was the top six-hitter for the Royals this year with 33 maximums from 14 innings averaging above two sixes per match. Meanwhile, Jaiswal owned the record for most sixes in an innings for the Royals with seven hits beyond the fence in his unbeaten century against MI.

Jaiswal hit 54 fours this year to top the boundary charts for the Royals. Buttler, who scored nine boundaries in his unbeaten 107 against KKR, has the most boundaries in an innings.


Best Bowling Average, Economy and Strike Rate


Sandeep Sharma has the best bowling average for the Royals this year among bowlers who have sent down 20 overs or more. Sandeep averages 23.92 runs per wicket which is commendable given the fact that he bowled a majority of his overs at the death.

Sandeep also tops the list for the most economical bowlers in the Royals’ camp bowling 38 overs and conceding only 311 runs at an unbelievable economy rate of 8.18. 

Meanwhile, Avesh Khan has the best strike rate among the Royals’ bowlers picking a wicket every 17.31 balls.


Most Catches


Dhruv Jurel has the most number of catches for a Royals fielder this season as he picked up 11 catches from 14 matches. Rovman Powell was impressive on the field against RCB in the Eliminator contest, as he picked up four to finish with the most catches in a match for the Royals.