Rajasthan Royals (RR) purchase 9 players in the Auction as we look at their full official squad and players’ salary details for IPL 2023.
The IPL 2022 Runners-up had a fairly settled squad ahead of the IPL 2023 Auction. All they needed was a good All-rounder, and they got that by purchasing Jason Holder for INR 5.75 Cr. With Holder in the squad, Rajasthan Royals now have a good first-choice playing 11.
Apart from Holder, for whom they spent big, all their other buys were decent and almost at their base price. Along with Holder, RR purchased three more overseas players in the form of Donavon Ferreira, Adam Zampa, and Joe Root; of course at a base price.
Barring overseas players, Rajasthan Royals got 5 Indians in the form of Kunal Rathore, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashist, and Abdul Basith. So, here’s the list of all players that Rajasthan Royals purchased in the IPL 2023 Auction.
IPL 2023 Auction: Players Bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Jason Holder, Donavon Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashist, Abdul Basith, and Joe Root.
Analyzing the squad, it is hard to pick any major gaps in Rajasthan Royals’ squad. They have 5 batters, 4 wicket-keepers, 5 all-rounders, 4 spinners, and 7 bowlers; thus completing the tally of 25 players. So, here’s the official squad for RR for IPL 2023.
IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals (RR) Official Squad and Players Salary Details:
Sanju Samson [14 Cr], Prasidh Krishna [10 Cr], Jos Buttler [10 Cr], Shimron Hetmyer [8.5 Cr], Trent Boult [8 Cr], Devdutt Padikkal [7.75 Cr], Yuzvendra Chahal [6.50 Cr], Jason Holder [5.75 Cr], Ravichandran Ashwin [5 Cr] & Yashasvi Jaiswal [4 Cr], Riyan Parag [3.8 Cr], Navdeep Saini [2.6 Cr], Adam Zampa [1.5 Cr], Joe Root [1 Cr], Obed McCoy [0.75 Cr], Donavon Ferreira [0.5 Cr], KM Asif [0.3 Cr] & KC Kariappa [0.3 Cr]
Players Selected at Base Price of INR 0.2 Cr:
Abdul Basith, Akash Vashist, Kunal Rathore, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin & Dhruv Jurel
Total Players for IPL 2023: 25
Coming to the best first-choice playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals, it looks almost identical to their IPL 2022 playing 11. Rajasthan Royals have Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal as openers with Captain Sanju Samson at the number 3 position.
The Middle-order shall see the same duo of Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer. With Holder added to the squad, the finishing duties shall rely on All-rounders Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Coming to the bowling attack, RR have Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna as pure pace options with support from Jason Holder. Whereas the spin bowling shall be led by Yuzvendra Chahal with good support from Ravichandran Ashwin and Riyan Parag.
Rajasthan Royals also have good backup options if required. So, someone like Devon Ferreira or Joe Root can come in for Hetmyer, and Adam Zampa for spin-friendly conditions. Whereas the likes of Obed McCoy, Kuldeep Sen, and Murugan Ashwin can be utilized as needed,
IPL 2023: Best First-choice Playing 11 for Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson [c&wk], Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna & Yuzvendra Chahal
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