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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

Player Type Country Base Price Sold for
Ben Stokes Marquee England INR 2 crores INR 12.5 crores
Ajinkya Rahane Marquee India INR 2 crores INR 4 crores
Stuart Binny All-Rounder India INR 50 Lakhs INR 50 Lakhs
Sanju Samson Wicketkeeper India INR 1 crore INR 8 crores
Jos Buttler Wicketkeeper England INR 1.5 crores INR 4.4 crores
Rahul Tripathi Uncapped Batsman India INR 20 Lakhs INR 3.4 crores
Darcy Short Uncapped All-Rounder Australia INR 20 Lakhs INR 4 crores
Jofra Archer Uncapped All-Rounder Windies INR 40 Lakhs INR 7.2 crores
Prashant Chopra Uncapped Wicketkeeper India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Krishappa Gowtham Uncapped Spinner India INR 20 Lakhs INR 6.2 crores
Dhawal Kulkarni Fast Bowler India INR 50 Lakhs INR 75 Lakhs
Jaydev Unadkat Fast Bowler India INR 1.5 crores INR 11.5 crores
Ankit Sharma Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Anureet Singh Uncapped Fast Bowler India INR 30 Lakhs INR 30 Lakhs
Zahir Khan Pakteen Uncapped Spinner Afghanistan INR 20 Lakhs INR 60 Lakhs
Ben Laughlin Fast Bowler Australia INR 50 Lakhs INR 50 Lakhs
Shreyas Gopal Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Dushmanta Chameera Fast Bowler Sri Lanka INR 50 Lakhs INR 50 Lakhs
Midhun S Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Aryaman Vikram Birla Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 30 Lakhs
Mahipal Lomror Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs
Jatin Saxena Uncapped All-Rounder India INR 20 Lakhs INR 20 Lakhs

 

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