Rajat Bhatia was bought for Rs 1.7 Crore © PTI
Rajat Bhatia was bought for Rs 1.7 Crore © PTI

 

Feb 12, 2014

 

Rajasthan Royals stood to their character of developing youngsters and going into a season with a leader who can guide them. They retained their stars and promising youngsters going into the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auction.

 

On Day One though, one might feel they missed a trick by not going for Mahela Jayawardene as they lack that leader this time round. Shane Watson cannot be called one yet.

 

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But buying tim Southee at a throwaway price was a gem from the RR team. Buying Abhishek Nayar was also a very good choice.

 

Overall, they have a wonderful strength of all-rounders in their setup now, but the over-dependency on Shane Watson could hurt them.

 

Following are the players bought by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014 Auction on Day Two —

 

Players Base Price Selling Price Playing Role Country
UNMUKT CHAND  RS 30 LAKH (INR) RS 65 LAKH (INR)  BATSMAN INDIA
 ANKUSH BAINS  RS 10 LAKH (INR) RS 10 LAKH (INR)  WICKETKEEPER  INDIA
 RAJAT BHATIA  RS 30 LAKH (INR)  RS 170 LAKH (INR)  ALL-ROUNDER  INDIA
 KEVON COOPER  RS 30 LAKH (INR)  RS 30 LAKH (INR)  ALL-ROUNDER  WEST INDIES
 IQBAL ABDULLA  RS 30 LAKH (INR)  RS 65 LAKH (INR)  ALL-ROUNDER  INDIA
 DHAWAL KULKARNI  RS 30 LAKH (INR)  RS 110 LAKH (INR)  BOWLER  INDIA
 PRAVIN TAMBE  RS 10 LAKH (INR)  RS 10 LAKH (INR)  SPINNER  INDIA
 KARUN NAIR  RS 10 LAKH (INR)  RS 75 LAKH (INR)  BATSMAN  INDIA
 DISHANT YAGNIK RS 30 LAKH (INR)  RS 30 LAKH (INR)  WICKETKEEPER  INDIA
 VIKRAMJIT MALIK RS 20 LAKH (INR) RS 20 LAKH (INR) BOWLER  INDIA
 RAHUL TEWATIA RS 10 LAKH (INR) RS 10 LAKH (INR) ALL-ROUNDER  INDIA
 ANKIT SHARMA  RS 10 LAKH (INR)  RS 10 LAKH (INR)  BOWLER  INDIA
 AMIT MISHRA  RS 10 LAKH (INR)  RS 10 LAKH (INR) BOWLER  INDIA
 DEEPAK HOODA RS 10 LAKH (INR) RS 40 LAKH (INR)  BOWLER  INDIA

 

Following are the players bought by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014 Auction on Day One —

 

Players Base Price Selling Price Playing Role Country
 BRAD HODGE  RS 200 LAKH (INR)  RS 240 LAKH (INR)  BATSMAN  AUSTRALIA
 STEVEN SMITH  RS 200 LAKH (INR)  RS 400 LAKH (INR)  BATSMAN  AUSTRALIA
 ABHISHEK NAYAR RS 30 LAKH (INR) RS 100 LAKH (INR)  ALL-ROUNDER  INDIA
 BEN CUTTING  RS 50 LAKH (INR)  RS 80 LAKH (INR)  FAST BOWLER  AUSTRALIA
 KANE RICHARDSON RS 100 LAKH (INR) RS 100 LAKH (INR)  FAST BOWLER  AUSTRALIA
 TIM SOUTHEE  RS 50 LAKH (INR)  RS 120 LAKH (INR)  FAST BOWLER  NEW ZEALAND

 

Following are the players retained by Rajasthan Royals —

 

Player Playing role Country
Shane Watson All-rounder Australia
James Faulkner All-rounder Australia
Ajinkya Rahane Batsman India
Stuart Binny All-rounder India
Sanju Samson Batsman & Wicketkeeper India

 

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