RR IPL Auction 2023: The runners-up of 2022 – Rajasthan Royals – would be one of the primary contenders for the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team’s line-up emphasizes the equal proportion of experts being available to bat and bowl. Sanju Samson, the wicket-keeper-cum-batter from Kerala, made the team reach the finale for the 2022 season excelling in all areas.
The pink and blue brigade consists of Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag as the hitters with R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal bringing in the spin talent. Jos Buttler, the ODI skipper from England, already created his mark by topping the list of best performers under the Orange Cap category for the year 2022.
Fast bowlers like Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, and Kuldeep Sen showcased the talent of brisk pace fulfilling the criteria of variations in fast bowling in a T20I format.
RR IPL Auction 2023: Players Retained In The Upcoming Auction
The list of retained players by the Rajasthan Royals (RC)
Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy, Prasidh Krishna, R. Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
RR IPL Auction, Current Status:
Remaining purse: INR 13.2 crore
Total no. of players: 16
Total no.of overseas players: 4
Total money spent: 81.8 crore
Total slots available: 9
Overseas slots available: 4
RR IPL Auction 2023: RR Squad:
Batters: Shimron Hetmyer (WI), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag
Wicketkeepers: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (ENG), Dhruv Jurel.
Bowlers: Trent Boult (NZ), KC Cariappa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy (WI), Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav.
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin.
How many overseas players?
There are four overseas players existing in the squad – Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Trent Boult, and Shimron Hetmyer. There are 4 slots available for the IPL 2023 auction.
How many players were released?
A total of 9 players have been released. The list contains – Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, and Tejas Baroka.
RR IPL Auction 2023: Rajasthan Royals Watch List
Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Cam Green are the most popular players in the contest. Considering the amount available in RR’s money purse, the team is likely to look for Jason Holder, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, or George Garton.
The team has good batters and bowlers. But it lacks in terms of owning more all-rounders for which the bidding list likely contains a lookout to fill the players who are more into bowling and batting, both. Indian all-rounders, Ashwin Das and Sanvir Singh can be reasonable options in the auction.
Why IPL auction 2023 is held in Kochi?
The auction for the IPL 2023 will be held in Kochi on 23rd December 2022.
Some of the famous urban cities like Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, along with The Turkish city of Istanbul, were in contention to host the auction. However, the BCCI has opted for the coastal Kerala city.
“Logistically, and considering the dates, Kochi turned out to be the most suited option,” a BCCI official told PTI.
This year’s bidding process will be a mini-auction, unlike the regular mega auction. The 10 IPL franchises have submitted their list of retained and released players.
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