3 Players Rajasthan Royals Are Likely To Release Ahead Of IPL 2024 Auction

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We are inching closer to the deadline for announcing the retention of the players for the Indian Premier League 2024. Rajasthan Royals, led by one of the most popular cricketers in India, Sanju Samson, did not have a great time in the IPL 2023 and even failed to reach the playoffs. 

Now that a lot of promising talents are making it to the auction pool for the upcoming season, Rajasthan will look to make their team stronger and find the right set of players who can fit into the team. To buy some of the exciting players, RR would be releasing a few players whom they needed to replace after analysing their previous performances.

So let's look at the potential players that Rajasthan Royals can release ahead of the IPL 2024 auctions.

Jason Holder

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The former captain of the West Indies team, Jason Holder, was brought by Rajasthan in last year's auctions for a whopping sum of 5.75 crore. Due to his ability to bowl at any stage of the game and use a long handle while batting, it was a good deal for the Royals. But his performances in the eight games of the IPL 2023 were not up to his potential, as he scored just 12 runs in three innings and took just four wickets. By releasing Holder, Rajasthan's purse will add 5.75 crores, through which they can bring exciting players like Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell.

Navdeep Saini

image-lpe6c96jNavdeep Saini (X.com)

The right-arm fast bowler from Delhi, Navdeep Saini, is known for his sheer pace, and he can be handy with the bat as well. His ability to consistently bowl over 145 Kmph is what makes him special. Rajasthan acquired his services for 2.60 crores in the 2022 auctions and retained him in the last season as well. The reason behind Saini's release can be Avesh Khan's entry into the RR squad, as they traded Devdutt Padikkal to the Lucknow Super Giants. Now that Rajasthan have Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, and Obed McCoy, they can consider releasing Saini, which could add 2.60 crores to their purse.

Joe Root

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Joe Root, who entered into one of the biggest leagues of franchise cricket, the Indian Premier League after 15 years, was brought by the champions of the inaugural season of the IPL, the Rajasthan Royals. The franchise acquired his all-round services for a base price of one crore. He featured in just three games during the last season, got an opportunity to bat in just one of them, and scored just 10 in his debut innings. He doesn't seem to be fitting into the RR's setup; therefore, the team is likely to release him.