Because Ben Stokes is no longer playing for the Rajasthan Royals, the team needed to find a pace bowling all-rounder. However, the team only had 13 crore in its kitty, thus neither Ben Stokes nor Cameron Green were available to them.
They decided to go with Jason Holder, who has the potential to be a useful choice at the Sawai Man Singh ground since it is a place where batsmen are rewarded highly for the shots they play.
His presence at the back end of the lineup will provide Sanju Samson, who captains the team, and coach Kumar Sangakkara with a lot of hope, as well as the option to power-hit the ball.
In a same vein, his slower ones that have been skillfully hidden will still be effective on Indian tracks. When it comes to bowling, Holder’s height is merely an extra advantage; nevertheless, when batting, he is capable of playing helpful knocks for his team.
The Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the very first season of the Indian Premier League, however they have not been victorious in any subsequent seasons. After an absence of 14 years, they competed in the final of the Indian Premier League in 2022, however they were defeated by the Gujarat Titans.
With the addition of players like Joe Root and Adam Zampa, in addition to Windies great Holder, RR will be seeking to take their game to the next level and take home the title this time around. They participated in the mini auction with a total purse amount of 13.2 crore, which had been left over.
Rajasthan Royals squad:
Players such as Joe Root (INR 1 crore), Abdul PA (INR 20 lakh), Akash Vashisht (INR 20 lakh), Murugan Ashwin (INR 20 lakh), KM Asif (INR 30 lakh), Adam Zampa (INR 1.5 crore), Kunal Rathore (INR 20 lakh), Donovan Ferreira (INR 50 lakh), and Jason Holder were acquired through the Indian Premier League 2023 auction (INR 5.75 crore)
Players retained – Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa