Jaipur Rajasthan Royals

Published: Friday, April 18, 2008, 18:23 [IST]
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Owner:Emerging Media (Manoj Badale,
Lachlan Murdoch, Suresh Chellaram)
CEO:Fraser Castellino
Captain-cum-coach:Shane Warne
Physio:John Gloster
Home Ground:Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Catchment Areas:Rajasthan (RCA), Gujarat (GCA),
Baroda (BCA) and Saurashtra (SCA).

Players thro' auction: Greame Smith (RSA); Justin Langer (Aus); Younis Khan (Pak); Dimitri Mascarenhas (Eng); Mohd Kaif (Ind); Yusuf Pathan (Ind); Munaf Patel (Ind); Kamran Akmal (Pak); Shane Watson (Aus); Morne Morkel (RSA); Sohail Tanvir (Pak).

U-22 Players: Ravindra Jadeja (Ind U-19); Taruwar Kohli (Ind U-19); Anoop Revandkar.

Players from catchment area: Pankaj Singh (Raj).

While most of their rivals hitting the headlines hard Jaipur-Rajasthan Royals has maintained the low profile throughout be it during the players' auctios or during the rechristening of the team. The only time Royals drew attention amid the cacophony of anthems, albums, slogans et al of their eastern counterparts (read as Kolkata Knight Riders) was when they signe the T20-type cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas-the lone Englishman. Going by the team Royals have (as on March 15 2008). The likes of Smith, Munaf, Kaif, Tanvir, Younis Langer in their ranks provides an ample evidence of Royals' intent in having specialists rather then bits-and-pieces players.

Despite not having a designated Icon player the Royals' surprisingly maintained a low key during the auction, and in the end got penalized by the IPL organizing committee for failing to meet the minimum bidding criteria of $3.3 million.

SA Asnodkar
Rs 12 Lakh
Matches : 9     Runs: 311
Shane Watson
Rs 50 Lakh
Matches : 15     Runs: 472
Wickets : 0
Points* : 311
Value# : 3,859
Wickets : 17
Points* : 812
Value# : 6,152
Ravindra Jadeja
Rs 12 Lakh
Matches : 14     Runs: 135
Yusuf Pathan
Rs 1.9 crore
Matches : 16     Runs: 435
Munaf Patel
Rs 1.1 crore
Matches : 15     Runs: 0
Graeme Smith
Rs 1.9 crore
Matches : 11     Runs: 441
SK Trivedi
Rs 12 lakh
Matches : 15     Runs: 5
Sohail Tanvir
Rs 40 Lakh
Matches : 11     Runs: 36
Dinesh Salunke
Rs 12 Lakh
Matches : 6     Runs: 33
M Rawat
Rs 12 Lakh
Matches : 11     Runs: 34
Shane Warne
Rs 1.8 crore
Matches : 15     Runs: 70
M Kaif
Rs 2.7 crore
Matches : 16     Runs: 176

* - Total points are calculated by adding one point per run scored plus 20 points per wicket taken
# - The value is the rupees spent for evety point scored

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