Full List of RR Overseas Players in IPL 2024

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the inaugural title of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. But over the years, their success has been short-lived. However, in the last five years, they have played some brilliant cricket, reaching the final in 2022, where they lost to Gujarat Titans.

With new hopes, the inaugural IPL champions will again compete in the IPL to win their second title. Can their overseas players make things happen? This blog will look at the eight RR overseas players for the 2024 season.

Comprehensive List of RR Overseas Players in IPL 2024

In the IPL 2024 auction, the Royals signed West Indies T20I captain Rovman Powell,  uncapped Englishman Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and South African pacer Nandre Burger. Here’s the complete list of RR overseas players in the IPL 2024 season:

  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Trent Boult
  3. Shimron Hetmyer
  4. Adam Zampa
  5. Rovman Powell
  6. Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  7. Nandre Burger
  8. Donovan Ferreira

We look at each of the RR overseas players closely:

Jos Buttler:

Orange Cap holder in 2022, Jos Buttler smashed four centuries that year, which turned out to be the game-changer in his IPL career. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. He has even ditched gloves to focus on his batting exclusively. Buttler is expected to repeat his 2022 performance in the new season.

Trent Boult: 

The Kiwi pacer can seam and swing both ways, making him a dangerous customer to deal with. Bought for ₹8 crore in 2022, the 24-year-old Kiwi will spearhead the RR pace attack. His consistent performances in 2021, 2022, and 2023, where he accounted for 13, 16, and 13 wickets, make him one of the top overseas pacers to watch out for this season.

Shimron Hetmyer: 

Bought for ₹8.5 crore in the 2022 mega auction, Shimron Hetmyer is the best finisher in modern-day white-ball cricket. In 2022, he scored 314 runs at an impressive average of 44, while in 2023, he accounted for 300 runs. The Caribbean batter, an excellent fielder also, will have to be consistent as a finisher.

Adam Zampa: 

Adam Zampa made his IPL debut in 2016 for Rising Pune Supergiant and took 12 wickets. But his IPL career never quite took off. He never got a full run again and found himself at RR, which had paid him ₹1.5 crore in 2023. He picked up eight wickets and was retained for 2024. He is expected to form a spin trio alongside Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. Although, there is a high chance that the trio will play together only in a few games.

Rovman Powell: 

Rovman Powell, whom RR paid ₹7.4 crore in the 2024 IPL auction, will add to the finishing prowess of the Royals, which already has the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, and Riyan Parag. The West Indies T20I captain’s biggest strength is his ability to accelerate anytime. He had a decent 2022, where he scored 250 runs, but in 2023, he played only three matches for DC.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore: 

Hailing from Somerset, Tom Kohler-Cadmore was a steal for RR, who bought him for ₹40 lakhs. The 29-year-old is a veteran in T20 cricket and slammed 127 runs in just 54 balls in 2016 at just 21. He also has slammed 96 off 39 balls in the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 season. The Englishman is expected to get some playing time this season. 

Nandre Burger: 

Nandre Burger was a relatively unknown commodity in cricket, but he turned lucky as he made his white-ball debut against India on December 19. In the second ODI, the left-arm pacer picked up three wickets. That same night, an IPL auction was taking place. Unsurprisingly, his name came up, and his fresh exploits forced franchises to bid for him. The 28-year-old, who can extract swing and seam, was RR signed for ₹50 lakhs.

Donovan Ferreira: 

Another South African import, Donovan Ferreira, was picked up for ₹50 lakhs in IPL 2023, thanks to his all-round abilities. Despite showing promise, he didn’t get a chance to make his IPL debut. He had a decent SA20 2024 season and will be keen to make an impression for the ‘Men in Pink’ this season.

FAQs about RR Overseas Players in IPL 2024

Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Adam Zampa, Rovman Powell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Nandre Burger, and Donovan Ferreira are RR’s overseas players in the IPL 2024 season.

Jos Buttler, paid ₹7.4 crore, is the most expensive RR overseas player in the IPL 2024 auction.

Jos Buttler is the most popular overseas player in the RR squad.

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