Rajasthan Royals have never hit the heights of first edition of Indian Premier League when they surprised everyone and managed to win the first ever IPL title back in 2008. But since than they have been pretty mediocre and hit the lowest when three of the Rajasthan Royals players were arrested for max fixing allegations and finished fifth in the last years IPL edition. Going into the 2015 IPL auction Rajasthan has retained 19 players from the previous squad while released 5 which leaves them with the budget of Rs 13 crores. Here we take a look at Rajasthan Royals current squad and what players they have released and retain, we will also update the page on 16th February 2015 after the IPL auction with full fledge squad of Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals Retained Players & Auction Budget – Rs 13 crores
19 players were retained by Rajasthan Royals with some good mix of young indian talent and oversees players. Shane watson will lead the the team next season and New Zealand ODI captain Kane Richardson will be the key batsman. here is the list of players retained and list of Auction buys (which will be updated on 16th feb 2015)
|NO#||PLAYERS RETAINED||IPL AUCTION BUYS|
|1||Shane Watson||Chris Morris|
|2||Abhishek Nayar||Pardeep Sahu|
|3||Ajinkya Rahane||Dinesh Salunkhe|
|4||Ankit Nagendra Sharma||Brainder Sran|
|5||Ben Cutting||Rusty Theron|
|6||Deepak Hooda||Aiden Blizzard|
|7||Dhawal Kulkarni||Sagar Trivedi|
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2015 Team Squad:
3 players were released from the 2014 squad and 3 were sold to the other teams, here is the list of players which Rajasthan team management let go.
- Brad Hodge (Released)
- Amit Mishra (Released)
- Ankush Bains (Released)
- Iqbal Abdullah (Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore)
- Parthiv Patel (Sold To Mumbai Indians)
- Unmukt Chand (Sold to Mumbai Indians)
Brad Hodge had been with the team since 2012 and as age has caught up with him Rajasthan decided to let hom go, while Amit Mishra was below par last season and he also got released from the team. Mumbai Indian use the IPL transfer window in october to buy Parthiv Patel and Unmukt Chand from Rajasthan Royals, who will be looking to buy some fresh indian talent in upcoming auction.