IPL 2024 Auction: Final List of Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players Released, Retained, and Purse Available After Retention Day

Rajasthan bids adieu to former stars to open up space for fresh players! 
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With the World Cup concluded, the focus will now shift to the IPL 2024 Auction where all 10 franchise teams are already in the planning stage and have finalized the list of players they would like to retain. Inaugural IPL winners Rajasthan Royals (RR) will hope to emulate their success once again and lift the trophy for a second time after a long wait. 

RR finished as runners-up in IPL 2022 but failed to qualify for the playoffs narrowly after finishing fifth in IPL 2023. Now, with the IPL 2024 mini auction coming up next month, Rajasthan Royals might make use of this and make a few changes to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.

IPL 2024 Players Released

As of the previous season, BCCI allowed franchises to use the "TRADE" option where teams can exchange players between them. The 'IPL Trade Window' allows the franchises to either swap players between themselves or buy players for an all-cash deal. 

The IPL 2024 players released will be put up on auction and get the opportunity to join another team before the league begins.

According to the IPL rules, each franchise can have 25 players in their squad, out of which a maximum of 8 can be foreign players. In Playing XI, each team can have a maximum of 4 overseas players in the mix.

IPL 2024 Auction Date

IPL 2024 Auction Date: BCCI planned to host the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai on December 19. The deadline for the final submission of the list of released and retained players is November 26. 

IPL Auction 2024 Venue

IPL Auction 2024 Venue: BCCI planned to host the IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai. As this will be a mini-auction, it will be a day-long event only. Notably, IPL 2024 Auction will be the first of its kind to be held overseas.

List of Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players Released Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction 

RR Players Released: England's Joe Root have already opted out of playing for IPL 2024. After Paddikkal's trade-off to LSG, Root and Holder are two big names the franchise let go and it will in turn free up space in the squad for their plans for the new season. Check below for the final Released Players list by RR:

  1. Joe Root
  2. Abdul Basith
  3. Jason Holder
  4. Akash Vashisht
  5. Kuldip Yadav
  6. Obed McCoy
  7. Murugan Ashwin
  8. KC Cariappa
  9. KM Asif

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List of Rajasthan Royals (RR) Players Retained Ahead of IPL 2024 Auction 

RR Players Retained: The Royals franchise has brought in Avesh Khan as a new addition to their pace battery. They also retained their skipper Sanju Samson and young batting sensation Yashavi Jaiswal while foreign stars Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer also made the cut amongst other deserving players before the auction. The final Retained Players list by RR is given below:

  1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  2. Shimron Hetmyer
  3. Sanju Samson (c&wk)
  4. Jos Buttler (wk)
  5. Dhruv Jurel (wk)
  6. Navdeep Saini
  7. Kuldeep Sen
  8. Prasidh Krishna
  9. Yuzvendra Chahal
  10. Trent Boult
  11. Riyan Parag
  12. Ravichandran Ashwin 
  13. Donovan Ferreira
  14. Kunal Rathore
  15. Adam Zampa
  16. Sandeep Sharma
  17. Avesh Khan (Traded from LSG). 

IPL 2024 Teams Purse Value

BCCI increased the purse value of the franchises by INR 5 crores over the existing purse value of about INR 95 crores. While RR did a direct trade with LSG to secure the services of Avesh Khan, offloading big names such as Joe Root, Jason Holder added 1 crore and 5.75 crore respectively more to their purse. 

RR Remaining purse: Rajasthan Royals have a remaining value of INR 14.5 crore with 3 overseas slots and 8 total slots. 


Joe Root's absence can open up the door for new possibilities but RR will need to be careful with their spending in the auction as they don't have an exorbitant purse. RR will ideally go for fresh players, having let go of KM Asif and Sandeep Sharma. On the other hand, Riyan Parag has been stunning in the domestic circuit and that has prompted RR management to trust him for yet another year even after a disaster in IPL 2023. It would be interesting to see which players Rajasthan Royals will let go before the IPL 2024 auction. 

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