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Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2024 Cricket Auction: Full List Of Players Retained And Released - Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin

Rajasthan Royals have opted to retain most of their core squad for the upcoming Indian Premier League 2024 season, with the likes of Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Ravichandran Ashwin all set to don the iconic pink for at least another season. Joe Root, meanwhile, has been released by the Royals

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Backed by the brilliance of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson, Rajastan Royals coasted through to the playoffs in the Indian Premier League two seasons ago; a year ago, however, they missed out on the top four marginally, finishing fifth after 14 rounds of games. Despite their slight fall, Rajasthan have opted to stick with most of their squad for the upcoming Indian Premier League 2024 season. Which means there is place in the team for Samson and Buttler, as well as the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult and recent trade Avesh Khan! (IND Vs AUS Blog | IPL Trading Highlights)

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Among those released by the Royals, the one name that stands out is that of Englishman Joe Root. Root ruled himself out of the upcoming tournament, leading RR to follow suit. Royals have also let go of Jason Holder and Obed McCoy and will go into December 2023's mini auction with a purse of just 14.5 crores. 

Full list of players retained by RR 

Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Donovan Ferreira, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Kunal Rathore

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Full list of players released by RR 

Joe Root, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Abdul Basith, Kuldip Yadav, M Ashwin, KC Cariappa, Akash Vashisht, KM Asif

Purse remaining 

14.5 crores

The IPL 2024 mini-auction will take place on December 19, 2023, with the tournament expected to be played in the early summer months of 2024.

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