LSG vs RR: Match Report: All-round Royals bring their ‘A game to complete the double
LSG vs RR: Match Report: All-round Royals bring their ‘A game to complete the double
16 May 2022
LSG vs RR: Match Preview - Sights set on playoffs as Royals seek encore in Take Two
LSG vs RR: Match Preview - Sights set on playoffs as Royals seek encore in Take Two
14 May 2022
RR vs DC: Match Report - Ashwin fifty in vain as Royals fall short
RR vs DC: Match Report - Ashwin fifty in vain as Royals fall short
11 May 2022
RR vs DC: Match Preview - A special cause to play for as Royals approach Round Two
RR vs DC: Match Preview - A special cause to play for as Royals approach Round Two
10 May 2022
Shimron Hetmyer travels back home, to return after birth of child
Shimron Hetmyer travels back home, to return after birth of child
08 May 2022
PBKS vs RR: Match Report: Sublime Yashasvi shines as Royals roar back
PBKS vs RR: Match Report: Sublime Yashasvi shines as Royals roar back
07 May 2022
PBKS vs RR: Match Preview - ‘One game at a time’ the mantra as Royals seek comeback
PBKS vs RR: Match Preview - ‘One game at a time’ the mantra as Royals seek comeback
06 May 2022
Fighting hard, winning hearts: One Royal step at a time
Fighting hard, winning hearts: One Royal step at a time
06 May 2022

After an exhilarating first round of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 5 Rajasthan Royals players have made it to the next round – Super League Qualifiers. Each of these 5 Royals have contributed in their respective team’s success through round 1 and can aid them in qualifying for the semi-finals later this month. A closer look at some of their performances will give us an indication of how vital they are for their teams. Shreyas Gopal: 13 wickets What a year Shreyas has been having! He has claimed 46 wickets in T20 cricket, in 2019. No other Indian bowler has claimed as many in a calendar year. In six Syed Mudhtaq Ali Trophy games, the Karnataka leggie has picked up 13 wickets that includes a magnificent 5-wicket haul against Services. Gopal had claimed a five-fer earlier in the last edition of the tournament as well, earlier this year. In Karnataka’s last game of round 1, Gopal claimed a clinical 3-fer against Goa. He is currently the third highest wicket-taker in the tournament and will be gunning for the top spot soon. Varun Aaron: 9 wickets The Jharkhand speedster has been instrumental in the team’s success with the ball in the tournament so far. His 3/17 against Nagaland was his stand-out performance. Aaron has troubled batsmen with his pace and movement regularly in domestic cricket this year. As the spearhead of Jharkhand’s attack, he will be a key cog in their wheel if they are to seal a semi-final berth. Mahipal Lomror: 105 runs The Rajasthan captain ended round 1 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with a bang. A day after his 20th birthday, Lomror smashed an unbeaten 50 off just 18 balls. He launched five balls into the stands and hit 3 fours as well. Chasing just 70 runs against Tripura, the southpaw hit the winning runs with a biggie, which helped him get to 50. The Rajasthan batting line-up has relied heavily on Mahipal’s contributions of late, and he is vital to their success. Mayank Markande: 6 wickets Rajasthan Royals’ new signing, Mayank Markande has shone sparks of brilliance in round 1 of the tournament. His 3/26 in Punjab’s second game helped them restrict Chandigarh to a paltry 131 in their 20 overs. His first scalp was fellow Royal, Manan Vohra, whom he enticed into a false shot. Markande’s will to flight the ball and a sharp googly will have him good stead to claim some more important wickets during the Super League. Rahul Tewatia: 92 runs, 2 wickets Haryana have done well as a unit in the tournament so far. Rahul Tewatia is one of the key members in the side, and he contributes with both bat & ball. In two out of the six games, Tweatiw provided the finishing touches to Haryana’s innings. Against Mumbai, his unbeaten 16-ball 29 guided them past 150. In Haryana’s last game of the round, Tewatia displayed an impeccable all-round performance. A late surge with the bat saw him blast 31 off 16 balls with 2 fours and sixes each. His blitz took Haryana beyond 200. In the second innings, Tewatia cleaned up Meghalaya’s tail by claiming 2 wickets off consecutive deliveries. Watch out for some more clean hits in the Super League. All the 5 Rajasthan Royals boys have put in match-winning performances in the first round. They will now shift their focus to contributing for their teams to help them qualify for the semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.