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The inaugural champions of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals will play the first four of their 14 matches at home in Jaipur in the 2024 season. The Royals are slated to not play any games in Guwahati, RR's second home for the last few years.  The Sanju Samson-led side had a disappointing 2023 season after a great start to finish in fifth place with seven and seven losses at a net run rate of +1.048.

The mostly set side had a quiet IPL 2024 auction as the RR management bought the West Indian star, Rovman Powell for  INR 7.4 crore and then sorted out their backups while bringing in two young talents in  Abid Mushtaq and  Shubham Dubey. The Royals also completed a massive trade in which Avesh Khan came into the squad for top-order batter Devdutt Paddikal, who joined the Lucknow Super Giants.

No Guwahati games for Rajasthan Royals

Talking about the upcoming season, the IPL schedule for the first 21 matches over 17 days was officially announced. In this first phase of the tournament, the Rajasthan Royals will be playing all of their matches at home in Jaipur as  some parts of Assam receive rainfall in May, which is categorized as pre-monsoon showers. These rains are also called "April rains" or "mango showers".

RR IPL 2024  Schedule :

vs Lucknow Super Giants at Jaipur on March 24

vs Delhi Capitals at Jaipur on March 28

vs Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on April 1

vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Jaipur on April 1

RR IPL 2024 Full Squad: 

Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan (traded).

RR players bought at IPL 2024 auction:

Rovman Powell (INR 7.4 crore), Shubham Dubey (INR 5.80 crore), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (INR 40 lakh), Abid Mushtaq (INR 20 lakh), Nandre Burger (INR 50 lakh).