IPL 2018: Journey of the RR so far

Rajasthan Royals are known to be the champions of the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 and even though they've had a tough road to the qualifiers

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New Delhi: The Rajasthan Royals are a cricket team in the Indian Premier League from the city of Jaipur. Founded in 2008 as one of the initial eight IPL franchises, the Royals are owned by Manoj Badale.

The Royals are known to unearth obscure, high potential talent. The team won the inaugural edition of the IPL under the captaincy of Shane Warne, despite being written off as a title contender by the media and fans. The Royals were also the runners-up of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy.

On 14 July 2015 the verdict reached by a panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court suspended Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings for two years over a corruption and match-fixing scandal, meaning they could not participate in both the 2016 and 2017 IPL tournaments.

The Rahane-led side now faces Kolkata Knight Rider for a do-or-die match for the finals. Rajasthan Royals are known to be the champions of the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 and even though they’ve had a tough road to the qualifiers, they will be hoping to put the past behind them and let their game do the talking. As for the early departure of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, can Rajasthan Royals find their form in the absence of the big guns?

2008 – Winner

They were one of the eight teams that competed in the 2008 Indian Premier League. They were captained by Shane Warne. Rajasthan Royals finished winners in the IPL and qualified for the champions league T20.

MATCHES PLAYED – 14, WON – 11, LOST – 3

2009 – 6th Position

The season is by far the worst in the history of the franchise. Rajasthan Royals finished 6th in the IPL and did not qualify for the champions league T20.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 14, WON – 6, LOST – 7, NR – 1

2010 – 7th Position

Rajasthan Royals finished 7th in the IPL and did not qualify for the champions league T20.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 14, WON – 6, LOST – 8

2011 – 6th Position

Rajasthan Royals finished 6th in the IPL and did not qualify for the champions league T20.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 15, WON – 6, LOST – 7, NR – 1

2012 – 7th Position

The RR is a franchise cricket team based in Jaipur, India, which plays in the Indian Premier League. They were one of the nine teams that competed in the 2012 Indian Premier League. They were captained by Rahul Dravid. Rajasthan Royals finished 7th in the IPL and did not qualify for the champions league T20.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 16, WON – 7, LOST – 9

2013 – Semi-Finalist

Rajasthan Royals finished 3rd in the IPL.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 16, WON – 10, LOST – 6

2014 – 5th Position

They were one of the eight teams that competed in the 2014 Indian Premier League. They were captained by Shane Watson. Rajasthan Royals finished 5th in the IPL and did not qualify for the champions league T20.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 14, WON – 7, LOST – 7

2015 – Semi-Finalist

Rajasthan Royals finished 4th in the IPL and qualified for the champions league T20.

TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED – 14, WON – 7, LOST – 5, NR – 2