Returning to Indian Premier League in 2018 after serving a two-year suspension, Rajasthan Royals finished fourth in the previous edition. However, the champions of the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League have not managed to reach the same heights
in the following seasons. With Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Oshane Thomas in the side the squad looks very promising. England wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler was in imperious form in the previous edition and the franchise will hope for similar performances in the 12th edition. The return of Steve Smith will fix the middle-order inconsistency. Royals will start their campaign against Kings XI Punjab on March 25.