Rajasthan Royals finished at the bottom of the points table with just 12 points under their belts. They had six wins and eight losses from the 14 group stage matches. They finished on level terms with Chennai and Punjab but had a poor net run rate. They have made some bold decisions while releasing the players as Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh were all released. But they have retained Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller and Andrew Tye. Sanju Samson was named the captain of the Royals. They had a fruitful auction as they got in Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav and Akash Singh. Not a single Rajasthan player featured in the top 15 run-getters list. Sanju Samson scored 375 runs at an average under 30 and was the team’s leading run-scorer for them. Apart from him, just Jos Butler and Steve Smith managed over 300 runs in the season.
Despite having a strong batting lineup, the Kings finished in the sixth position on the points table with just 12 points from 14 matches. They had six wins and eight losses under their belt. They finished on level terms with Chennai and Rajasthan, but Punjab had a better net run rate. After retaining the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Chris Jordan, they parted ways with Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, K Gowtham, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Neesham, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair, J Suchith, and Tajinder Singh Dhillon. Their auction was a fruitful one as they bought Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh and Fabian Allen. Their skipper was the leading run-scorer in the tournament despite playing just 14 matches in the entire season. He scored as many as 670 runs at an average of 55.83 including an impressive strike rate touching 130. Mayank Agarwal scored 424 runs in just 11 matches at a strike rate of nearly 40. Mohammad Shami was the team’s leading wicket-taker with 20 wickets.