Rajasthan Royals IPL 2023 | Top Buys & Full Squad

rajasthan royals ipl 2023

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2023 squad is complete after buying nine players in the auction. The new RR players list includes three prominent overseas players and a bunch of familiar domestic cricketers. 

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2023 – New Arrivals

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, and New Zealand duo Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell didn’t feature in Rajasthan Royals’ retained players list. 
Rajasthan Royals (RR), led by the flamboyant Sanju Samson, bought Jason Holder, who played for Lucknow Super Giants last season, Adam Zampa, Joe Root, and uncapped South African Donovan Ferreira in the IPL 2023 auction. It will be a maiden IPL adventure for Root and Donovan. 
Murugan Ashwin is the most experienced player among the domestic recruits. The leg-spinner has made 42 appearances in six seasons. Meanwhile, Kerala medium-pacer K M Asif, another uncapped signing, played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 and 2021 seasons. 

IPL Auction Rajasthan Royals – Expensive Buys

With just Rs 13.2 crore in their kitty, Rajasthan Royals had to make smart buys in the mini auction. Jason Holder emerged as the biggest signing. The ‘Men in Pink’ paid Rs 5.75 crore to secure the services of the West Indian all-rounder. Holder is one wicket away from reaching the 50-mark in IPL.

Adam Zampa, signed for Rs 1.5 crore, was Rajasthan Royals’ second-most expensive player in the auction. The Aussie, who has represented Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore, is the only spinner to take a six-wicket haul in IPL. In the absence of Glenn Maxwell, Zampa captained Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League 2022-23 season.

Rajasthan Royals snapped up former England Test captain Joe Root at a base price of Rs 1 crore. Though Root isn’t part of England’s T20I setup, he has an excellent record in the 20-over format. The 32-year-old has scored more than 2000 runs at a strike rate of 126 in T20s.

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2023 Auction



Jason Holder

₹5.75 cr

Adam Zampa

₹ 1.5 cr

Joe Root

₹1 cr

Donovan Ferreira

₹50 lakh

K M Asif

₹30 lakh

Abdul P A

₹20 lakh

Akash Vashisht

₹20 lakh

Kunal Rathore

₹20 lakh

Murugan Ashwin

₹20 lakh

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2023 – The Uncapped South African

The versatile Donovan Ferreira is one of the most exciting talents in South African cricket. Super Kings paid a whopping Rand 5.5 million for the 24-year-old in SA20 2023  auction. Donovan, who had a strike rate of 168 in the 2022 edition of the CSA T20 Challenge, is a player to watch out for in the upcoming IPL season.
RR Players List
Rajasthan Royals, runners-up last season, are among the favorites to win the title in IPL 2023 edition. The franchise retained its core group from last season and added proven players to the roster in the auction. The batting department has plenty of depth, while the 25-member squad has plenty of game-changers too.
Indian players – Sanju Samson (captain), Yuzvendra Chahal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, K C Cariappa, K M Asif, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Kunal Rathore, Dhruv Jurel, Devdutt Padikkal, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A
Overseas players – Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Adam Zampa
RR Playing XI (probable) – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini
Team 2023 – Facts & Stats
Oldest player: Ravichandran Ashwin (36 years)
Youngest player: Kunal Rathore (20 years)
Most IPL appearances: Ravichandran Ashwin (184 matches)
Most IPL runs: Sanju Samson (3526 runs)
Most IPL wickets: Yuzvendra Chahal (166 wickets)
Rajasthan Royals had a memorable IPL 2022 season despite falling short of winning the title. They have bought players with plenty of experience and pedigree in the new season. Will the Royals lift the IPL 16th edition?

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