Rajasthan Royals: A listless team with some definite promise. Rajasthan seem to be on a quest that is analogous to Jack Sparrow’s in the Caribbean series of movies. They won the inaugural IPL, and since then locked the recipe for success in a lumber room and are still looking for keys. Absence of the talismanic Shane Warne who doubled up as mentor hits them hugely.The Group acquired the franchise for $67 million. Incidentally, this was the least expensive franchise in the Indian Premier League and probably the least fancied team in the league at the beginning of the tournament. Bollywood actress and Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty and her business partner (now husband) Raj Kundra paid approximately US $15.4 million for a 11.7% stake before the start of IPL 2 in early 2009, therefore valuing the team at $130 million.It made a pre-tax profit of $7.5 million in 2009.
•Rajasthan Royals Team Squad and Players