The Indian Premier League’s franchise cricket side, the Rajasthan Royals (commonly referred to as RR), is headquartered in Jaipur, Rajasthan (IPL). The squad is situated at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur and was established in 2008 as one of the original eight IPL franchises.
Rajasthan Royals have been always surrounded by controversies. Here are the two players who had been in the headlines before the T20 world cup.
3 Shimron Hetmyer
Guyanese cricketer Shimron Odilon Hetmyer, who was born on December 26, 1996, competes for the West Indies cricket team. He competed in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup as a member of the West Indies team.
He was chosen to lead the West Indies team at the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2015. Hetmyer was one of the five male cricket players that broke out in 2018 according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The West Indies cricket player and his future wife Nirvani Hetmyer is presently engaged. Model and businesswoman Nirvani Hetmyer is quite active on social media and frequently publishes photos of herself and her spouse Shimron Hetmyer.
Why is Hetmyer such an important player for the Royals?
Rajasthan Royals made a bold move to bring in Hetmyer as a finisher at the 2022 season. Hetmyer had proven his worth for the team since the start of the season and was well known because of his hard-hitting capability and his power to finish the game from one end.
Shimron Hetmyer is a player to keep an eye on for the 2023 season.
Why was Hetmyer under the limelight before the World Cup?
Hetmyer was expected to make a big impact at the T20 World cup for his team. Due to some issues, Hetmyer missed the flight to Australia for the World Cup with the team and the West Indies coach decided that he would not be provided with a separate flight and would not be part of the team.
This was a big decision and a lot of questions were raised when West Indies took an early exit from the World cup as Shimron Hetmyer was one of their important batsmen.
2 Trent Boult
Trent Alexander Boult, a cricketer for New Zealand who represents his country internationally, was born on July 22, 1989. He presently competes as a fast bowler in several T20 competitions all around the world.
In June 2016, Trent revealed the news of his engagement to girlfriend Gert Smith. The two wed in a quiet ceremony in Kauri Bay Boomrock in August 2017. Trent Boult and Trent Boult’s wife reside in Mt. Maunganui and have three kids.
Has Trent Boult proved his worth at the IPL?
Trent Boult has been one of the best bowlers at the Indian Premier League since 2020 where at the finals he won the match for Mumbai Indians and went on to clinch the man of the match.
When in 2022 Rajasthan Royals brought Trent Boult, he was expected to be their strongest bowler and Trent Boult proved everyone right. He was the one who could open the innings with the new ball and crumble the top order and could easily be the one who could turn the tide at the death overs.
Why did Trent Boult make headlines before the T20 World Cup?
Just before the T20 World cup, Trent Boult decided to opt out of the Central Board contract of New Zealand as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
He had to face a lot of criticism as people said if he wanted to spend more time with his family, he should be opting out of Franchise leagues and keep his country as his first priority.