Rajasthan Royals has a tradition of unearthing exciting talent © IANS
Rajasthan Royals has a tradition of unearthing exciting talent © IANS

Hello and welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the IPL 2015 Auction for Rajasthan Royals. Catch all the live updates for the team’s action in the auction. ANALYSIS: Rajasthan Royals at IPL Player Auction 2015: Royals continue to remain wise

While other teams in the IPL have famous players, the Royals has a tradition of unearthing exciting talent. Royals has a history of picking non-flashy, uncapped players. They have always put emphasis on buying players at cut-throat prices while picking unknown talent of all ages and backing them. IPL 2015 Player Auction Live Updates

About five players were retained during the last season in the form of Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Stuart Binny by Rajasthan. Shane Watson would be leading the side again along with Rahul Dravid, who would continue to act as the mentor for the team. The team lost in a thrilling manner in the group stage to Mumbai Indians and eventually missed out on a play-off spot.

As the IPL auction 2015 came to an end, the champions of the inaugural edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals had six more players in their bags, with all-rounder, Christopher Morris (SA) being the top buy for Rs. 1.40 crore. Also Juan Theron was the uncapped oversea bowler, bought for Rs. 30 lakhs. Read: Rajasthan Royals go for wise spending in IPL Auctions 2015

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Following are the players bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2015 Auction:

Players

Base Price

Selling Price

Playing Role

Country

Chris Morris Rs. 50,00,000 Rs. 1,40,00,000 All-rounder South Africa
 Pardeep Sahu  Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000 Batsman  India
Dinesh Salunkhe Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000  Batsman  India
 B Singh Saran Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000  Bowler  India
 Juan Theron  Rs. 30,00,000 Rs. 30,00,000 Bowler  South Africa
 SV Trivedi  Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000 Batsman  India

Players retained by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for IPL 8

Name Role Country
Shane Watson All-rounder Australia
Abhishek Nayar All-rounder India
Ajinkya Rahane Batsman India
Ben Cutting Bowler Australia
Dhawal Kulkarni Bowler India
James faulkner All-rounder Australia
Pravin Tambe Bowler India
Kane Richardson Bowler Australia
Sanju Samson Batsman India
Steven Smith All-rounder Australia
Stuart Binny All-rounder India
Tim Southee Bowler India

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The 2015 IPL auction is all set to take place in Bangalore on Monday for the upcoming season this year, which will be the eighth edition of the cash-rich league. Around 200 players are expected to go through the auctions with the eight franchises to battle it out with their funds. Delhi Daredevils will be the team to watch out for as they have released most of their players and look to rebuild their team in wake of the dismal performance last season, thus finishing at the bottom of the table.

Rajasthan Royals at IPL Player Auction 2015: Royals continue to remain wise