Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals have retained Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson ahead of the 2014 auction next month.

The five players, retained on the day of the players’ retention deadline, will continue to represent the team as it prepares for the tournament’s seventh editio, IANS reported.


The players form the backbone of the squad.


Australian all-rounder Watson, who has been the most valuable player in two of the six IPL seasons, enters the seventh season with the tea