RR: After an exciting mini-auction in 2023, all IPL franchises found their ideal squad that will compete in the next edition of the Indian Premier League Not every team ended up having their favorite players, but now every team is ready for another exciting season of the world’s largest cricket league. The inaugural season champion, Rajasthan Royals, didn’t do much chopping and changing with their players ahead of the IPL auction 2023.
That was the reason they were a bit conservative in the auction. But they ended well, and they had now found the missing link in their team. RR has a well-balanced side, and they didn’t make many changes to it. Rajasthan made some wise players signings in the auction to make their team more interesting.
RR Squad for 2023
With the signing of Jason Holder and Joe Root, RR has strengthened their side even more. After finishing as runners-up in the previous season, the franchise may look to win their second IPL title in the following season. The squad is looking like one of the best in the competition. It is now only about putting the effort together. With Samson, Buttler, Jaiswal, Padikkal, and Shimron Hetmyer, the team is looking destructive. Meanwhile, Root will provide them with stability in the middle order. Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, and Holder will be a destructive pace trio for them. They also have two of the best spinners in the world in Yuzi Chahal and Ravi Ashwin.
RR Squad 2023: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Joe Root, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa,Donovan Ferreira (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Kunal Rathore, KM Asif,, Akash Vashisht, Abdul PA.
Rajasthan Royals Players List with Price
Total Players: 25 (17 Indians and 8 Overseas)
Remaining Purse Value: INR 3.35 Crore
|Sanju Samson||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||14 Crore|
|Jos Buttler (O)||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||10 Crore|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||Batsman||4 Crore|
|R. Ashwin||Bowler||5 crore|
|Trent Boult (O)||Bowler||8 crore|
|Shimron Hetmyer (O)||Batsman||8.5 crore|
|Devdutt Padikkal||Batsman||7.75 crore|
|Riyan Parag||All-rounder||3.8 crore|
|KC Cariappa||Bowler||30 lakh|
|Prasidh Krishna||Bowler||10 crore|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Bowler||6.5 crore|
|Navdeep Saini||Bowler||2.6 crore|
|Obed McCoy (O)||Bowler||75 lakh|
|Kuldeep Sen||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Dhruv Jurel||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||20 lakh|
|Kuldip Yadav||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Jason Holder (O)||All-rounder||5.75 crore|
|Donovan Ferreira (O)||All-rounder||50 lakh|
|Kunal Rathore||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||20 lakh|
|Adam Zampa (O)||Bowler||1.5 crore|
|KM Asif||Bowler||30 lakh|
|Murugan Ashwin||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Akash Vashisht||All-rounder||20 lakh|
|Abdul PA||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Joe Root (O)||Batsman||1 crore|
“O” for Overseas
RR signed Joe Root and Jason Holder in the auction
Rajasthan Royals entered the mini auction with an amount of INR 13.2 crore, which was the third lowest among other. However, with this amount, they tried to bid for Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Nicholas Pooran, Shivam Mavi, and Mayank Dagar, but they were overpowered by other franchises with more money. RR had an impressive IPL season in 2022, finishing runners-up after losing in the final to the Gujarat Titans. RR began bidding for English star Hary Brook and entered a bidding war with Sunrierser Hyderabad.
They lost the bid with a lower remaining purse value. However, after that, they tried to bid for other big names as well but failed due to a lower purse value. However, the franchise succeeded in picking veteran West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder, who also plays for the Barbados Royals in the CPL. He was signed for an amount of INR 5.75 crore. With almost half the purse value spent on Holder, the franchise kept quiet for a while.
But they made their comeback in the second half of the event. The franchise acquired South African wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel for INR 20 lakh. He can be a back-up wicketkeeper for Samson and Buttler in the team. RR also signed Kunal Rathore, Murugan Ashwin, KM Asif, Akash Vashisht, and Abdul PA for their respective base prices. However, an exciting purchase was former English skipper Joe Root. RR picked him for his base price of INR 1 crore, and this is the first time that Root will be part of the IPL.
IPL 2023 All Team Squad
|1||KKR Squad 2023|
|2||CSK Squad 2023|
|3||MI Squad 2023|
|4||RCB Squad 2023|
|5||SRH Squad 2023|
|6||LSG Squad 2023|
|7||PBKS Squad 2023|
|8||RR Squad 2023|
|9||Delhi Capitals Squad 2023|
|10||GT Squad 2023|