RR vs DC Live Update: Ranjit Barthakur, the chairman of the Rajasthan Royals (RR), was the member of his team to make a bid for players in the IPL 2022 mega auction. They made some good acquisitions. But what really stood out was the caliber of bowling assault that they were able to put together.
RR won the auction for pacers like Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna. They also managed to secure the services of two of the finest Indian spinners the IPL has ever seen in Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin.
A strong bowling assault has helped RR win a lot of games this season. It has propelled them into a solid third place in the points table so far.
In response to a question from Sportskeeda at a press conference organized by the Royals in conjunction with Schneider Electric, here’s what Barthakur had to say about the team’s bowling attack:
“Yes, everything had been arranged ahead of time. The fact that those players were not retained by their previous employers was a lucky coincidence. We implemented the proper approach and recruited the appropriate personnel. This helped us strengthen our bowling.”
RR Chairman Barthakur discusses the use of analytics
As part of his interview, Barthakur discussed what Rajasthan did differently this year while handpicking players from the massive auction pool. He emphasized the necessity of utilizing statistics as a tool to better examine a player’s strengths and weaknesses.
Furthermore, he added that these analytics assisted the Royals and other teams in realizing that it is the bowling that wins games. This understanding is what motivated them to concentrate on creating a powerful bowling assault. He made the following statement:
“The firm in Kadamba, Chennai, provided us with analytics services. This year, we expanded our analytics to include NBA cases, and we were able to develop a methodology as a result. No one, absolutely no one, can promise you a victory. But what exactly are these difficult moments? Until around 4-5 years ago, everyone believed that the most important factor in cricket was the batting average. However, all clubs in the IPL have come to know that a strong bowling attack is equally necessary.”
Even if Rajasthan achieves a lower-than-expected total batting first, their world-class bowling attack guarantees that they remain in the game in the majority of instances.
The Rajasthan Royals announced on Sunday that West Indies hitter Shimron Hetmyer has left the team’s training camp in Mumbai to return to his home country of Guyana to give birth to his first child. The team has said that the left-handed hitter will return in the near future. This season, the batter has been in outstanding form for the team. He has offered a much-needed lift to the bottom part of the order in particular.
RR will be desperately hoping that Hetmyer returns soon to the camp. He has been an integral part of the RR batting set-up this month.