Rajasthan Royals, RR
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credits: Twitter)

IPL Auction 2023- RR Players List, Team, RR Players, Full Squad After Auction. Rajasthan Royals (RR) headed into the IPL 2023 auction needing to fill up nine slots including four overseas players.

The IPL 2022 finalists retained 16 players and in the process retained much of the core of the side. They would look to win the title next season after losing the final in IPL 2022.

Sanju Samson will continue to lead the side. Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, and Devdutt Padikkal were all retained. All of them played a key role in taking the Royals to their second IPL final. 

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Rajasthan Royals new look jersey for IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals new look jersey for IPL 2022

Meanwhile, a total of 991 players, including 714 Indians and 277 overseas, registered for the IPL 2023 mini-auction. The BCCI further shortened the list from 991 to 405 players as they announced the final list of players. 369 players were initially shortlisted by 10 teams, but later 36 additional players were requested and they were added to the final list.

IPL 2023
IPL 2023. Image: Twitter

Among 405 cricketers, 273 were Indians and 132 were overseas players of which 4 players are from associate nations. Also, a total of 119 capped players, 282 uncapped players, and 4 associate nation players enrolled in the IPL 2023 mini-auction.

At last 87 players made it to the auction with 30 overseas players. This was after the 10 franchises retained a total of 163 players and released 85 players during the retention window. 

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Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. Image: BCCI/IPL

Heading into the IPL 2023 auction, RR needed all-rounders with James Neesham and Daryl Mitchell being released. They also need a good quality Indian pacer to pair alongside Navdeep Saini and Prasidh Krishna. Like all the franchises they also had eyes on Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Cameron Green for filling up the all-rounder’s slot. They had a pretty solid first XI and needed overall backups. 

Below is the complete list of players bought by RR in the IPL 2023 auction. 

IPL Auction 2023- RR Players List, Full Squad After Auction

Jason Holder (5.75 Cr), Donovan Ferrera (50 Lac), Kunal Rathore (20 Lac), Adam Zampa (1.5 Cr), Joe Root (1 Cr), KM Asif (30 Lac), Murugan Ashwin (20 Lac), Akash Vashisht (20 Lac), Abdul PA (20 Lac)

Players Retained by RR

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, Yuzvendra Chahal

Note: * Indicates overseas players;

(T) indicates player traded

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Anshuman Roy

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