Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals release big overseas players, here's the list of released and retained players
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction is set to take place next month in Kochi.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction is set to take place next month in Kochi. After a long gap of three years, the home and away format will be making its comeback. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had set the deadline of November 15 for franchises to submit their list of retained and released players. Also, the purse of every franchise has been increased by Rs 5 crore. Here’s a look at the champions of inaugural IPL, Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) updated squad.
Retained players: Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa
Released players: Anunay Singh, Corbin Bosch, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Shubham Garhwal, Tejas Baroka
Purse remaining: INR 13.2 crore
RR's run in IPL 2022
The champions of inaugural IPL were very impressive in the last season. After a long gap of 14 years they progressed to the final only to lose to Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans. Under the leadership of Sanju Samson, Royals were not afraid to experiment. Whether it was sending Ashwin up the order to counter-attack or retiring him in the slog overs, Royals were game-changers of the tournament. In the league stage, they won nine out of 14 games and finished second on the basis of slightly better net run rate compared to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). They also beat LSG in the second qualifier to advance to the final.