Ahead of the IPL 2022 auction, Rajasthan Royals retained two Indians and one overseas player in the form of their influential skipper Sanju Samson, uncapped young batter Yashasvi Jaiswal and star Englishman Jos Buttler.
After the eight Indian Premier League teams finalise their retention plans, new franchises -- Lucknow and Ahmedabad -- will pick a maximum of three players between December 1 and 25 before the IPL mega auction in January.
With this 86-run win over RR, KKR have all but sealed the final IPL 2021 playoff qualification spot, putting MI out of contention. MI's match vs SRH is now nothing but a dead rubber.
IPL 2021 playoffs chasing Kolkata Knight Riders hammered Rajasthan Royals to put Mumbai Indians in an impossible position.
Kolkata Knight Riders first scored 171/4, they dismissed Rajasthan Royals for 85 in 16.1. Catch highlights of KKR vs RR, IPL 2021 match here.
Both KKR and MI are locked at 13 points but the Kolkata side are ahead in net run rate. KKR need to win by a handsome margin vs RR for a place in IPL 2021 playoffs.
After restricting Rajasthan Royals to a meagre 90/9, Mumbai Indians knocked off the target in just 8.2 overs to register an eight-wicket win in their IPL 2021 match.
Defending champions Mumbai India thrashed Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets with 70 balls to spare. Catch highlights of RR vs MI, IPL 2021 match here.
The five-time champions Mumbai Indians are aiming for a hat-trick, which would be a first in the tournament's 14-year-history, but poor show by their batsmen has led the team down.
With this win, RR jump to sixth spot in the IPL 2021 table. Five teams are now locked at 10 points, vying for the remaining two slots for the playoffs. CSK and DC have qualified.
Rajasthan Royals chased down Chennai Super Kings' 189/4 courtesy fifties from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube, which overshadowed Ruturaj Gaikwad's maiden IPL century.
Chennai Super Kings finished on the wrong side after fifties by RR's Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube overshadow Ruturaj Gaikwad's maiden IPL century.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a sensational ton but it was not enough as Rajasthan Royals chased down Chennai Super Kings' 189/4 in 17.3 overs. Catch highlights of RR vs CSK, IPL 2021 match.
The equation is simple for Rajasthan Royals - win the remaining three games handsomely and stay in contention for the fourth IPL 2021 playoff spot.
The IPL 2021, which was halted midway in India due to COVID-19, has resumed in UAE with the final to be played on October 15.
The former Sri Lankan captain heaped high praise on Sanju Samson. He stated that Samson will be selected in the Indian team for a longer run.
RCB rode on an all-round performance to beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to boost their prospects of a top-two finish in the league phase.
Chasing 150, RCB rode on a 69-run third-wicket partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat to reach 153 for 3 in 17.1 overs.
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