The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman will be out to make an impact as RR hope to utilise his international experience to guide them and end their long run for a second title. The right-hander had scored 328 runs in the IPL 2020. While he had to leave IPL 2019 midway to join the England team for the World Cup 2019 preparations, he made an impact during his eight-game stint, scoring 311 runs, following his 548-run season in IPL 2018. Buttler has since then added a World Cup glory to his feather but didn’t quite have the best of seasons with RR as he scored 254 runs in 7 matches, including a sterling century in 2021. Being a senior member of the squad and someone who was retained before the auction, Buttler will have a crucial role to play in the leadership group first and then set the stage on fire with his attractive stroke play.