IPL will not be played in home away format from 2020 onwards due to Covid. But this season the tournament returns to its old format. A team will have at least 7 to 9 home games when it comes down to it. The Rajasthan Cricket Association is trying to host some of Rajasthan’s home matches in Jodhpur.
“Rajasthan Cricket Association has asked us if IPL can be held in Jodhpur. We have been told that Rajasthan Cricket Association has renovated the stadium. BCCI will take a decision only after one of our team inspects the stadium and submits a report .” A BCCI source explained while talking to Indian Express.
At the same time, in order to host an IPL match, the respective state cricket associations have to prepare some basic facilities as specified by the BCCI at each venue. A major problem with the Jodhpur Cricket Ground is the size of the boundary. The signs are that the boundaries at Barkatulla Stadium are not far enough.
Jodhpur was the venue for some first-class matches earlier this season. Ranji Trophy matches were also held here. Last year’s League of Legends cricket was also held at this 30000 capacity stadium. The gallery was full of fans to watch the tournament under floodlights.
At the same time, Rajasthan Royals is one of the most admired teams in IPL. They thrilled their fans by reaching the finals last season and this time they come to the tournament with a great team aiming only for the title.
Rajasthan Royals squad as: Sanju Samson (captain), Joe Root, Ryan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashwasi Jaiswal, Abdul Basit, Akash Vashisht, Donovan Ferreira, Jason Holder, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler, Kunal Singh Rathore, Adam Sampa, KC Kariappa , KM Asif, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldeep Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Prasid Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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