The first edition of the Rajasthan Premier League (RPL), the domestic T20 cricket tournament of Rajasthan, is starting on 27th August 2023. The opening match will be played between Jodhpur Sunrisers and Jaipur Indians at Barkatullah Khan Stadium in Jodhpur.
The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has organised this league which will feature 6 teams – Jaipur Indians, Jodhpur Sunrisers, Udaipur Lake City Warriors, Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers, Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar and Bhilwara Bulls.
These 6 franchises will compete in a double round-robin format where each team plays the other twice, followed by playoffs.
Some prominent Rajasthan players who will be seen in action during the league are Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rahul Chahar, Mahipal Lomror and Aniket Choudhary.
The league will provide a great platform for young Rajasthan cricketers to showcase their skills.
The league stage will have 30 matches played over two weeks. The top 4 teams will then qualify for the playoffs which include Qualifier 1 (between the top 2 teams).
Eliminator (between 3rd and 4th placed sides), Qualifier 2 (between the loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of Eliminator) and Final (between winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2).
Rajasthan Premier League 2023 Teams
- Jaipur Indians
- Jodhpur Sunrisers
- Udaipur Lake City Warriors
- Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers
- Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar
- Bhilwara Bulls
Rajasthan Premier League 2023 Venue
All the matches, including the playoffs and final, will be held at Barkatullah Khan Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of over 23,000 spectators. A high turnout of passionate Rajasthan fans is expected for the matches.
Rajasthan Premier League 2023 schedule
|Sunday, August 27||Jodhpur Sunrisers vs Jaipur Indians||8:00 PM|
|Monday, August 28||Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers vs Udaipur Lakecity Warriors||3:00 PM|
|Monday, August 28||Bhilwara Bulls vs Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar||7:30 PM|
|Tuesday, August 29||Bhilwara Bulls vs Jaipur Indians||3:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 29||Jodhpur Sunrisers vs Udaipur Lakecity Warriors||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday, August 30||Udaipur Lakecity Warriors vs Bhilwara Bulls||3:00 PM|
|Wednesday, August 30||Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers vs Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar||7:30 PM|
|Thursday, August 31||Jaipur Indians vs Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar||3:00 PM|
|Thursday, August 31||Jodhpur Sunrisers vs Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers||7:30 PM|
|Sunday, September 3||Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar vs Jodhpur Sunrisers||3:00 PM|
|Sunday, September 3||Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers vs Bhilwara Bulls||7:30 PM|
|Monday, September 4||Bhilwara Bulls vs Jodhpur Sunrisers||3:00 PM|
|Monday, September 4||Udaipur Lakecity Warriors vs Jaipur Indians||7:30 PM|
|Tuesday, September 5||Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers vs Jaipur Indians||3:00 PM|
|Tuesday, September 5||Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar vs Udaipur Lakecity Warriors||7:30 PM|
|Wednesday, September 6||Qualifier 1||7:30 PM|
|Thursday, September 7||Eliminator||7:30 PM|
|Friday, September 8||Qualifier 2||7:30 PM|
|Sunday, September 10||Rajasthan Premier League 2023 final||7:30 PM|
Rajasthan Premier League 2023 teams and squads
|Bhilwara Bulls||Deepak Chahar||Ajay Kookna, Arnav Gautam, Jayesh Ranjit Pandita, Mohit Jain, Raj Sharma, Karan Lamba, Sachin Kakodia (wicket-keeper), Shiva Chouhan, Zubair Ali, Kunal Singh Rathore (wicket-keeper), Meet Bhavsar, Ritik Sharma, Dharmveer Saini, Lakhan Bharti, Rajat Singh, Tanveer Ul-Haq|
|Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers||Deepak Hooda||Amitkumar Gautam, Deepak Karwasara, Hitesh Patel, Karan Singh, Nikhil Shukla, Himanshu Nehra, Rajat Chapparwal, Rajat Choudhary, Azeem Akthar (wicket-keeper), Himanshu Sharma, Nikhil Harish Sachdev, Pushpendra Singh Rathore, Virendra Gurjar, Yuvraj Singh|
|Jaipur Indians||Divya Gajraj||Siddharth Saraf, Sumit Godara, Rohit Khichar, Shubham Garhwal, Mukul Choudhary (wicket-keeper), Suryaprakash Suwalka (wicket-keeper), Anas Malik, Arafat Khan, Danish Bhambhoo, Dhananjay Tiwari, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manav Suthar, Nakul Ayachi, Rajeev Duktawa|
|Jodhpur Sunrisers||Abhijeet Tomar||Aniruddh Chauhan, Bharat Sharma (wicket-keeper), Dev Yadav, Devesh Agarwal, Sangram Singh, Ajayraj Singh, Ashutosh Dadhich, Rahul Bhatt (wicket-keeper), Shubham Sharma, Vikas Johrar, Hemant Joshi (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Lamba, Anshul Garhwal, Himanshu Sharma, Rahul Chahar|
|Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar||Aman Khan||Ankit Lamba, Dhanraj Singh, Rajesh Bishnoi, Ramnivas Golada, Sachin Malav, Salman Khan, Abhijay Bhandari, Kanhaiya Lal, Kartikey Choudhary, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Ahmed, Sachin Yadav, Shubham Patwal, Ashish Sankhla (wicket-keeper), Rajkumar Saini (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Mathur, Aniket Choudhary, Deepak Choudhary, Rituraj Singh|
|Udaipur Lakecity Warriors||Aditya Garhwal||Arjit Gupta, Chandrapal Singh, Rahul Tomar, Bhuvan Sharma, Pardeep Jakar, Sahil Dhiwan, Shahbaz Khan, Yash Kothari, Manender Singh (wicket-keeper), Samarpit Joshi (wicket-keeper), Ajay Dharnia, Khaleel Ahmed, Pradhumn Parikh, Salauddin|
Rajasthan Premier League 2023 Live Streaming and Broadcasting Details
Fans eager to watch RPL 2023 matches live will be able to do so on Jio Cinema‘s mobile app and website. RCA has made arrangements for free live streaming of all matches. However, there will be no TV telecast of the tournament.
When does the Rajasthan Premier League 2023 start?
The inaugural season of the Rajasthan Premier League will start on 27 August 2023.
How many teams are participating in RPL 2023?
There are 6 teams participating in the first edition of the RPL – Jaipur Indians, Jodhpur Sunrisers, Udaipur Lake City Warriors, Jaanbaaz Kota Challengers, Shekhawati Soldiers Sikar and Bhilwara Bulls.
How can I watch Rajasthan Premier League 2023 matches live?
Live streaming of all RPL 2023 matches will be available on Jio Cinema app and website. There will be no TV telecast.
Who are some of the key players in RPL 2023?
Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rahul Chahar, Mahipal Lomror, Aniket Choudhary are some prominent players featuring in the tournament.
What is the prize money for the RPL 2023 winners?
The prize money details for the inaugural season are yet to be announced.