Rajasthan Royals (RR) had a great start to the IPL by winning the maiden IPL Title. The team is owned by Emerging Media Group. They have appointed Ajinkya Rahane as the full-time captain this year. The franchise got a major boost as Steve Smith was cleared to participate in the IPL. The team though rely too heavily on its English import Jos Butler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. All three will be leaving midseason so RR will have to make sure that they win most of their matches by the time these 3 are around. Smith too will be leaving mid-season and therefore the franchise will also have to look after replacements. Their domestic players will have to step up if they want to have to stand a chance of winning IPL title again.