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IPL Auction 2018: List of players purchased by Rajasthan Royals

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Rajasthan Royals, who are making a comeback in the league after the 2-year suspension, made the headlines in the IPL Auction 2018. The RR desk was pretty active throughout the event and they had their eyes set on some of the big names. They had INR 67.5 crores to spend and they used the purse quite wisely.

The biggest bid of the auction came from RR when they bought the English all-rounder Ben Stokes for a massive bid of INR 12.5 crores. His selection was perhaps influenced by Steve Smith, the only retained player of RR before the auction, as the two had played together for Rising Pune Supergiant last year.

Ajinkya Rahane, who was a prominent member of the RR unit a couple of year ago, will once again represent the franchise as an RTM card was used to retain him. Kings XI Punjab’s bid of INR 4 crores for the classy right-hander was matched by RR to bring him back.

Their star performer over the years – Sanju Samson, will be seen playing in the RR jersey once again as the franchise went on to spend INR 8 crores for him. England’s wicketkeeper and an explosive batsman Jos Buttler was added to the RR camp for a bid of INR 4.4 crores.

The latest sensation from the Caribbean – Jofra Archer, who has taken the Big Bash League by storm, received a massive bid of INR 7.2 crores. Another player who emerged from BBL this year – Darcy Short also joined the RR unit.

On the second day of the auction, Jaydev Unadkat turned out to be the biggest buy for RR as they grabbed the left-arm pacer for a massive bid of INR 11.5 crores that made him the costliest India player from the auction.

Players purchased by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL Auction 2018

PlayerTypeCountryBase PriceSold for
Ben StokesMarqueeEnglandINR 2 croresINR 12.5 crores
Ajinkya RahaneMarqueeIndiaINR 2 croresINR 4 crores
Stuart BinnyAll-RounderIndiaINR 50 LakhsINR 50 Lakhs
Sanju SamsonWicketkeeperIndiaINR 1 croreINR 8 crores
Jos ButtlerWicketkeeperEnglandINR 1.5 croresINR 4.4 crores
Rahul TripathiUncapped BatsmanIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 3.4 crores
Darcy ShortUncapped All-RounderAustraliaINR 20 LakhsINR 4 crores
Jofra ArcherUncapped All-RounderWindiesINR 40 LakhsINR 7.2 crores
Prashant ChopraUncapped WicketkeeperIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 20 Lakhs
Krishappa GowthamUncapped SpinnerIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 6.2 crores
Dhawal KulkarniFast BowlerIndiaINR 50 LakhsINR 75 Lakhs
Jaydev UnadkatFast BowlerIndiaINR 1.5 croresINR 11.5 crores
Ankit SharmaUncapped All-RounderIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 20 Lakhs
Anureet SinghUncapped Fast BowlerIndiaINR 30 LakhsINR 30 Lakhs
Zahir Khan PakteenUncapped SpinnerAfghanistanINR 20 LakhsINR 60 Lakhs
Ben LaughlinFast BowlerAustraliaINR 50 LakhsINR 50 Lakhs
Shreyas GopalUncapped All-RounderIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 20 Lakhs
Dushmanta ChameeraFast BowlerSri LankaINR 50 LakhsINR 50 Lakhs
Midhun SUncapped All-RounderIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 20 Lakhs
Aryaman Vikram BirlaUncapped All-RounderIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 30 Lakhs
Mahipal LomrorUncapped All-RounderIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 20 Lakhs
Jatin SaxenaUncapped All-RounderIndiaINR 20 LakhsINR 20 Lakhs

 

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