Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, the Rajasthan Royals are reflecting on adopting Guwahati as their new home ground. As reported by a leading Indian newspaper, the inaugural champions of the IPL have been dissatisfied with the infrastructure that the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has to offer. The team will be led by former Australia skipper Steve Smith in IPL 2020.
The owners of the Rajasthan Royals have been heavily dissatisfied with the treatment that they have been subjected to as well. Calling out the RCA, its past officials, the state officials and the state's politicians, the RR owners expressed their sadness over the "trouble" that they have been subjected to over the years. The owners also expressed their unhappiness over the state of the Jaipur Stadium and reflected on how the new RCA body will need time to fix the state of the stadium.
Referring to their intended move to Guwahati, the Royals owners mentioned how some of the core players in the team had great things to speak about the stadium. The region is also dominated by the 'Marwadi' community and will add to the interest that the team enjoys. However, the home ground shift has not been confirmed yet.
After winning the inaugural IPL, the Rajasthan Royals have not been able to replicate their initial success in the IPL. In the 2020 IPL Auction, the Royals got their hands on some match-winners like Robin Uthappa and David Miller. With a new captain in Steve Smith, here is how the squad will look during the upcoming IPL.