Rajasthan Royals traded Devdutt Padikkal to Lucknow Supergiants in exchange for Avesh Khan in the auction. Rajasthan Royals, who won the inaugural edition in 2008 and finished runner-up after 14 years, have largely retained their players in the player auction to be held in Dubai on December 19.
Rajasthan Royals have released West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder from the franchise, who made little impact with bat or ball for the Royals last season and scored 12 runs with four wickets in eight matches throughout the season. The Barbadian had three good seasons with the ball for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants between 2020 and 2022, but he could not perform well for the Royals this time.
RR has also been a part of the trading window, sending batsman Devdutt Padikkal to Lucknow Supergiants in exchange for fast bowler Avesh Khan. The inclusion of Avesh Khan has strengthened the Indian fast bowling department which includes Krishna, Navdeep Saini and Kuldeep Sen and he could be given a longer role as one of RR's first-choice seam options this season.
Sanju Samson, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Kunal Singh Rathore, Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Shimron Hetmyer, Donovan Ferreira.
Murugan Ashwin. KC Cariappa, KM Asif, Akash Vashisht, Abdul Basith, Kuldip Yadav, Joe Root, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy.
Batsman Devdutt Padikkal was traded to Lucknow Supergiants in exchange for Avesh Khan.
The team of Rajasthan Royals has been prepared by spending Rs 85.5 crore. This means they have Rs 14.5 crore to spend during the mini-auction in Dubai on December 19 as Rajasthan Royals did not spend a single penny in the trade.