RR Squad for IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals began the IPL 2023 auctions on a low note after losing their bid for Harry Brook to SunRisers Hyderabad with just 13.2 crores in their purse. However, they managed to acquire the services of all-rounder Jason Holder for 5.75 crores.
In addition to Holder, they grabbed the services of renowned Australian spinner Adam Zampa for a base price of INR 1.5 crore and secured the services of South African wicketkeeper-batter Donovan Ferreira for a price of INR 50 lakh who will act as a good backup option to Buttler & Samson. However, RR made an unexpected move in the end by grabbing the services of England’s former Captain Joe Root for his base price of 1 crore.
RR was unable to players in the first round but managed to get hands-on some good picks in the accelerated round by signing players Akash Vashisht, Murugan Ashwin, Abdul PA & KM Asif for their respective base prices. In the end, they signed off by surprising other franchisees by grabbing the services of former England Captain Joe Root.
The major issue for RR heading into the auctions was their low purse of INR 13.2 crore despite of bidding adieu to nine players. However, they choose to retain their key players & were not under pressure to make big changes to their squad for IPL 2022 as it was RR’s best IPL season since their title win back in 2008.
Players bought by RR for IPL 2023
Donovan Ferreira (INR 50 lakh), Jason Holder (INR 5.75 crore), Kunal Rathore (INR 20 lakh), Adam Zampa (INR 1.5 crore), Murugan Ashwin (INR 20 lakh), Akash Vashisht (INR 20 lakh), KM Asif (INR 30 lakh), Abdul P A (INR 20 lakh), Joe Root (INR 1 crore).
Players retained by RR for IPL 2023
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Sanju Samson (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa.
RR Full Squad for IPL 2023
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Sanju Samson (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Yuzvendra Chahal, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root.