IPL 2020 Auctions RR Predictions

On December 19th 2019, IPL 2020 Auctions would take place in Kolkata. With a total of 127 cricketers retained including 35 overseas players, we look at how each team stands before the auction. How much cash do each team have and how strong would they bid for the likely players.

Purse Before the Auction

Franchise  No of Players No of Overseas Players Total money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
CSK 20 6 70.40 cr 14.60 cr 5 2
DC 14 3 57.15 cr 27.85 cr 11 5
KXIP 16 4 42.30 cr 42.70 cr 9 4
KKR 14 4 49.35 cr 35.65 cr 11 4
MI 18 6 71.95 cr 13.05 cr 7 2
RR 14 4 56.10 cr 28.90 cr 11 4
RCB 13 2 57.10 cr 27.90 cr 12 6
SRH 18 6 68.00 cr 17.00 cr 7 2
Total 127 35 472.3 cr 207.65 cr 73 29


Team CompositionIPL 2020 Auctions RR

RR has 11 slots to fill with 28.90 Cr budget, let’s look at the current squad before IPL 2020 Auctions RR:

  Current Squad  
Home/Overseas Retained players Role Style
Home Ankit Rajpoot Pacer RA
Overseas Jofra Archer Pacer RA
Overseas Ben Stokes All-rounder/Pacer LHB/RA
Overseas Jos Buttler Wicketkeeper RHB
Home Mahipal Lomror All-rounder/Spinner LHB/LA
Home Manan Vohra Batsman RHAB
Home Mayank Markande Spinner RA
Home Rahul Tewatia Spinner RA
Home Riyan Parag All-rounder/Spinner RHB/RA
Home Sanju Samson Wicketkeeper RHB
Home Shashank Singh All-rounder RHB/RA
Home Shreyas Gopal Spinner RA
Overseas Steven Smith Batsman RHB
Home Varun Aaron Pacer RA


Rajasthan Royals have released Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Ish Sodhi from the overseas pool. Besides Jaydev Unadkat, they have released Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Sudheshan Midhun and Aryaman Birla.

Royals must fill the void in the batting lineup with domestic players who can play around the overseas players Buttler, Smith and Stokes.

Jos Buttler RR

Likewise, in the pace department RR have struggled. Rajasthan Royals had one of the worst fast bowling units last season despite their home ground aiding fast bowling. Expect them to bid for overseas fast bowler.

There are chances that RR will go for Unadkat again due to his impressive recent form.

Amongst the overseas players they will look for a backup allrounder in the form of M Marsh or M Stoinis who can clear the boundary and bowl some overs.

Marcus Stoinis IPL allrounder

RR do not have an off spinner and will look to strengthen that department.


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