Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2023: The Rajasthan Royals (RR) have had four Most Valuable Player (MVP) winners, which is tied for the most in tournament history despite not winning the IPL since 2008. Shane Watson, an Australian all-rounder, won it twice, in 2008 and 2013, and was followed by Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler, both of England, in 2020 and 2022, respectively.
Last season, Buttler’s 863 runs in 17 games brought the Royals to the final, where they lost. This season, they added impact players like Jason Holder, Donavon Ferreira, and Adam Zampa to their roster to add variety.
Yet, just like every other team that has ever lifted the trophy, Rajasthan Royals will need one or two players to have particularly strong seasons. The three players listed below have a chance to accomplish it and win the IPL 2023 MVP.
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IPL 2023: 3 Players Of Rajasthan Royals Who Might Be MVP In the Upcoming Edition of the IPL
1. Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler is RR’s most valuable player, whether or if he wins MVP once more. He ranks among the league’s most powerful starters. Since 2018, the right-handed batter hasn’t had a season with an average under 32 and a strikeout rate under 144. This season, Rajasthan Royals anticipates another outstanding performance from him.
Like in fantasy leagues, points are awarded for runs, wickets, fours, sixes, catches, and stumpings while determining the MVP award ratings. All-rounders and wicketkeepers have an edge because their varied skill sets add more value.
Buttler is favored because of his boundary record (he hit the most sixes  and fours  in 2022) and safe hands behind the stumps.
2. Jason Holder
There is a justification for Rajasthan Royals’ 5.75 crore investment in Jason Holder. He has taken 14, 16, and 14 wickets in the last three IPLs, respectively. The former West Indies captain has a 16.82 bowling strike rate overall for the competition.
Holder is excellent with the new ball and is capable of bowling both in the middle and late innings. He typically bowled the hardest overs for his last clubs, SunRisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants, and fared well.
But neither team made use of his hitting prowess. Holder doesn’t bat well in the IPL, but he’s no wimp with the willow.
He can take on the task and rack up tons of runs if given the correct hitting position. He will be the primary all-arounder and receive ideal playing circumstances at Rajasthan Royals.
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3. Sanju Samson
In the last two IPL seasons, captain Sanju Samson has displayed glimmers of his prime performance. He batted predominantly at the top of the order in 2021 and totaled 484 runs at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 136.72. In 2022, when the team asked him to bat lower, he increased his strike rate to 146.79 and still managed to score 458 runs.
He was more likely to play for India as a result of his consistency, but he was unable to reverse his injury and first-team selection luck.
He is 28 years old and may be in the optimum stage of his career to produce a season with a high run total. And based on the way he plays, that will be followed by a rush of sixes and boundaries. The stronger lower order of RR and Riyan Parag‘s improved performance in the domestic season may be just what he needs to break out and fully participate in the IPL 2023.
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