Rajasthan Royals, led by Australia’s Steve Smith this season, won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. They also reached the playoffs in 2013, 2015 and 2018. But the title has eluded them in the 11 editions since 2008. Can this be their year?

Here are the fixtures for RR during the 2020 season and their results:

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RR fixtures and results for IPL 2020

Match Day/Date/Time Venue Result Total points
RR vs CSK 22 Sep, Tue (1930) Sharjah RR won by 16 runs 2
RR vs KXIP 27 Sep, Sun (1930) Sharjah RR won by 4 wickets 4
RR vs KKR 30 Sep, Wed (1930) Dubai RR lost by 37 runs 4
RCB vs RR 3 Oct, Sat (1530) Abu Dhabi RR lost by 8 wickets 4
MI vs RR 6 Oct, Tue (1930) Abu Dhabi RR lost by 57 runs 4
RR vs DC 9 Oct, Fri (1930) Sharjah RR lost by 46 runs 4
SRH vs RR 11 Oct, Sun (1530) Dubai RR won by 5 wickets 6
DC vs RR 14 Oct, Wed (1930) Dubai RR lost by 13 runs 6
RR vs RCB 17 Oct, Sat (1530) Dubai RR lost by 7 wickets 6
CSK vs RR 19 Oct, Mon (1930) Abu Dhabi RR won by 7 wickets 8
RR vs SRH 22 Oct, Thu (1930) Dubai RR lost by 8 wickets 8
RR vs MI 25 Oct, Sun (1930) Abu Dhabi RR won by 8 wickets 10
KXIP vs RR 30 Oct, Fri (1930) Abu Dhabi
KKR vs RR 1 Nov, Sun (1930) Dubai

A recap of RR’s matches during IPL 2020:

1. Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia put in significant performances as Rajasthan Royals began their campaign with a victory against three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings. Read the report of the match here and watch highlights below:

2. Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia (this time with the bat) played important roles as Rajasthan Royals chased down Kings XI Punjab’s massive total of 223/2. It’s the highest run-chase in the history of the tournament. RR looked they would struggle to finish well but then some crazy hitting by Tewatia gave them an unexpectedly brilliant win. Watch the highlights below and read report here.

3. From Sharjah to Dubai, there was bit of a reality check for Smith and Co as they, in their captain’s words, could not quite adapt to the dimensions and pitch in Dubai. Despite a good bowling effort, RR never looked like they were in the chase from the moment Smith fell to Pat Cummins early in powerplay as KKR went on to win by 37 runs. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

4. Rajasthan Royals suffered their second straight defeat with an 8-wicket loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match marked a return to form for RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

5. Chasing Mumbai Indians’ total of 193 in Abu Dhabi, Rajasthan Royals got bowled out for just 136. It was their third straight defeat of the season even as Jos Buttler returned to form with a 44-ball 70. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

6. Chasing Delhi Capitals’s total of 185, Rajasthan Royals simply couldn’t get going with the bat and suffered a heavy defeat in Sharjah. It was their fourth consecutive loss in the tournament. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

7. Chasing Hyderabad’s total of 158, Rajasthan earned a five-wicket win thanks to a superb partnership between Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia. The Royals were in deep trouble at 78/5 but Parag and Tewatia remained unbeaten to take their team home. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

8. Against the tournament’s form side in DC, the Royals did a fine job in restricting the Capitals to just 161 in their first innings. However, the Royals could not finish off the game as loss of regular wickets crippled a regulation chase. Read match report here and watch highlights of the match below:

9. For most of the match, RR did everything right. They batted first, put 177/6 on the board and then bowled well to have RCB in a spot of bother during then chase. But then AB de Villiers arrived in the middle and smacked Jaydev Unadkat for 25 runs in the 19th overs to abruptly knock the stuffing out of RR. This will hurt. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

10. Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia starred with the ball as Rajasthan Royals held Chennai Super Kings to a well below-par total of 125/5 in Abu Dhabi. The men in pink were in trouble when they lost their top three batters inside the first five overs, but Steve Smith and Jos Buttler then put on an unbeaten partnership to take the team to victory. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:

11. Batting first in Dubai, Rajasthan Royals struggled to stitch together partnerships, with Sanju Samson’s 36 being their highest individual score, and could only manage a total of 154/6 in their 20 overs. Sunrisers Hyderabad were in a spot of bother at 16/2 in the third over but Manish Pandey (83* off 47) and Vijay Shankar (52* off 51) ensure they got over the line with eight wickets and 11 balls to spare. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:

12. Rajasthan Royals were in a decent position when they reduced Mumbai Indians to 101/4 after 13 overs, but Hardik Pandya’s late onslaught meant they had to chase a mammoth 196 at Abu Dhabi. With Robin Uthappa and Steve Smith falling early, it seemed RR would suffer their eighth defeat of the season. However, Ben Stokes scored a century and Sanju Samson got a half-century to power the men in pink to a memorable win. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:

Highlights videos courtesy: iplt20.com