After having a few underwhelming seasons, the Rajasthan Royals roared back into form in the Indian Premier League 2022 by reaching the final. The champions of the inaugural season came close to winning their second title, but fell short after losing the final to Gujarat Titans.
Rajasthan Royals did a wonderful job in the auction for IPL 2022 as they assembled a squad with all bases covered and ample back-ups. The team also performed as per their reputation and delivered up to expectations. However, the chinks in their armory were clearly visible as the competition went ahead despite all the solidity they had.
The management will look to address these issues ahead of IPL 2023 and the process will begin in the trade window ahead of the min-auctions for the upcoming season. Hence, in this post, we will take a look at the 3 players Rajasthan Royals might trade ahead of IPL 2023.
3. Rassie van der Dussen
The right-handed batter from South Africa is one of the best middle-order batters in the game at the moment. Rajasthan Royals signed Rassie van der Dussen for INR 1 crore in the auction for IPL 2022.
For the majority of the season, the 33-year-old didn’t get a chance to feature in the playing XI. However, in the three matches he played for the Royals in the IPL 2022, Rassie van der Dussen could only score 22 runs.
Many teams need a quality middle-order batter and the Rajasthan Royals can trade him in the trading window. It will free up an overseas slot in their squad alongside INR 1 crore that can be invested in other signings.