IPL 2023 Mini Auction: Rajasthan Royals (RR) can bid on these two players. The first season of the IPL tournament was played in 2008, and in the very first season, under the captaincy of Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals won the title by defeating the Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets in the final match. Shane Watson had scored 472 runs in 15 matches at a strike rate of 151 while playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the very first season, While bowling, he also took 17 wickets with an economy rate of 7.07. Due to this performance, Shane Watson also got the Man of the Tournament award.
But after winning the first trophy, the team is still struggling for the second trophy. Under Sanju Samson’s leadership, the Rajasthan Royals reached the finals for the second time since 2008, but they were unsuccessful in lifting the trophy. This season, the team and its franchise are in for a turnaround. The franchise has retained 16 players this season and has shown the way out to nine players. RR has a purse balance of 13.2 crores.
IPL 2023 Mini Auction: Which Players might Rajasthan Royals bid on?
In this article, we will learn about all of the potential targets for the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the upcoming mini-auction in Kochi.
MANISH PANDEY (Base Price 1 Crore)
Manish Pandey is one of the fittest players in modern cricket. Pandey plays an important role in fielding along with fast batting in the middle order. He also has a lot of experience in the IPL and T20 leagues. Manish Pandey has also played 39 international T20 matches for India, in which he has scored 709 runs at a strike rate of 126. In the same IPL, he has played 160 matches for different teams, in which he has scored 3648 runs at a strike rate of 121.
Manish Pandey has played four consecutive seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Every season (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) SRH retained him for 11 crores. Since the Rajasthan Royals franchise does not have much purse balance, they will have to invest in players with a low base price, for which Manish Pandey can prove to be the right choice.
SAM CURRAN (Base Price 2 Crores)
Over the past two T20I seasons, this youngster’s improved skillful bowling has astounded all cricket fans. In his last 19 games for England, Curran has taken 41 wickets in T20Is, 26 of which came this year. He played an important role in making England the World Cup winner in the T20 World Cup. Due to his good performance, he also got the Man of the Tournament award.
Despite having a great team, the Royals have felt helpless with their fifth bowling option, and they are currently looking for a suitable fifth bowling alternative. With Curran on their side, they will have a stronger hand in the death over because the Royals were unable to control the flow of runs in the last five overs.
But the problem is that Sam Curran will be followed by the entire franchise, especially the Chennai Super Kings. If Hyderabad also shows interest in him, then the party of any team can be spoiled because Hyderabad has the highest purse balance right now.
Retained Players of Rajashthan Royals
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Obed Mccoy, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Jos Buttler, K.C Cariappa, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav
Released Players of Rajashthan Royals
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