The Rajasthan Royals entered the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction with an intention of picking an all-around player who can enhance the overall performance of the team, and they got exactly what they needed.
The franchise opened their account in the auction by adding former West Indies skipper Jason Holder to the squad.
Padharo mhaare des, Jason sa. 💗 pic.twitter.com/5OaTJsPF6O— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) December 23, 2022
The Rajasthan Royals broke the bank and bought Holder for Rs 5.75 crore during the auction that took place in Kochi today. Picking Holder is a pretty sensible and steal deal for the Rajasthan based team.
However, Royals have placed their bids for numerous players but the former West Indies skipper is the only buy so far.
Two bids worth 13 CR? Listen to what our CEO has to say. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/9oG4amz6Uw— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) December 23, 2022
The Royals came into the IPL auction with 16 players retained from the last edition of the League where they finished as finalists.
Sanju Samson's side had a budget of Rs 13.20 crore to spend in today’s auction.
IPL Auction 2023: Here’s a list of Rajasthan Royals Full Squad
- Sanju Samson
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Prasidh Krishna
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Navdeep Saini
- Kuldeep Sen
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Riyan Parag
- Kuldip Yadav
- Dhruv Jurel
- Jos Buttler
- Trent Boult
- Obed McCoy
- KC Cariappa
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Jason Holder