20-year old Riyan Parag from Assam was bought back by the Royals in 2022 for his fourth successive IPL season. A hard-hitting middle-order batter, a handy off-spinner and an ace fielder, Riyan was part of India's World Cup-winning Under-19 squad in 2018. With 248 runs in 7 games, he was the highest run-getter for Assam in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. The same year, he made a promising IPL debut with the Royals, becoming the youngest player to score a half-century in the IPL at the age of 17. The 2022 edition saw him take 17 catches - the most by any non-wicketkeeper in the tournament, and a match-winning 56* in a low-scoring thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Riyan is the son of former first-class cricketer Parag Das and national-level swimmer Mithoo Barooah.
56* v RCB