Rajasthan Royals (RR) Full Squad LIVE Updates: Royals have already made a choice of retaining three batters — all of whom are batters and their primary objective in the auction would be to pick some wicket-taking bowlers.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Full Squad Updates IPL 2022 – Day 1
RR get the services of Riyan Parag after roping in Yuzvendra Chahal. Prasidh Krishna is now a part of the Royals set-up, bagging almost ten times his base price (₹10 crore). Rajasthan Royals would be happy with their bids and the players they have got on board. With Ravi Ashwin, Trent Boult and Devdutt Padikkal in the team, expect some fireworks from the Royals going ahead in the upcoming editions.
Rajasthan Royals have put their money on Sanju Samson and rightly so since Samson has been one of the most consistent players for the franchise over the years. The Rajasthan Royals captain has England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and young Indian left-hander Yashavi Jaiswal as company in the retained list of players. Having retained all three players who are primarily batters, the Royals would look to get some good bowlers who can back up the good work done by the top-order which will most likely consist of Samson, Buttler and Jaiswal.
Rabada is a name that immediately comes to mind who can be a great addition to the Royals and given his wicket-taking ability they might be ready to shell out a bit more than expected for the South African. Even Trent Boult can be a good pick and getting both of them in the line-up will be a dream signing for the Royals. However, they would also look to bolster the spin department as the pitches in the second half of the tournament will assist the spinners and having a few of them can be a great value addition to any team in the tournament.
Whether or not the Royals can be a little more aggressive in their bidding process is something that remains to be seen.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players Retained ahead of IPL auction 2022
Sanju Samson (₹14 crore)
Jos Buttler (₹10 crore)
Yashavi Jaiswal (₹4 crore)
List of Players Bought at IPL 2022 Mega Auction by Rajasthan Royals
Ravi Ashwin (₹5 crore)
Trent Boult (₹8 crore)
Shimron Hetmyer (₹8.50 Crore)
Devdutt Padikkal (₹7.75 crore)
Prasidh Krishna (₹10 crore)
Yuzvendra Chahal (₹6.25 crore)
Riyan Parag (₹ 3.80 crore)
KC Cariappa (₹ 30 Lakh)
Navdeep Saini (₹ 2.60 Crore)
Arunay Singh (₹ 20 Lakh)
Kuldip Yadav (₹ 20 Lakh)
Shubham Garhwal (₹ 20 Lakh)
Daryl Mitchell (₹ 75 Lakh)