Rajasthan Royals

Squad Strength: 25
Players bought in auction: 9
Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 7.15 Crore
Jaydev Unadkat once again became the biggest buy of the auction, as Rajasthan Royals bagged him for INR. 8.4 Crore which was INR. 3.1 Crore lesser than what they paid last time around. Pace continued to be on their agenda even after that as they got Oshane Thomas and Varun Aaron for a total of INR. 3.5 Crore.
While that makes for an impressive pace roster, in addition to the spin talent already in the team, some other gaps were not plugged as efficiently. With Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and possibly Jofra Archer available for only a part of the 2019 season, the lack of powerful back-up options could hurt the Royals. They will depend on their late picks such as Ashton Turner and Liam Livingstone to come good when that time arrives.
Batsmen Allrounders Spinners Pacers
Manan Vohra* Riyan Parag* Ish Sodhi Oshane Thomas*
Ajinkya Rahane Ashton Turner* M Lomror Varun Aaron*
Sanju Samson (wk) S Ranjane* Jaydev Unadkat*
Aryaman Birla L Livingstone* Dhawal Kulkarni
Prashant Chopra Shashank Singh* S. Midhun
Rahul Tripathi K Gowtham
Steven Smith Shreyas Gopal
Jos Buttler (wk) Stuart Binny
Ben Stokes
Jofra Archer