Mega Auction Rule
That means the existing 8 teams can retain a maximum of 4 players. It is said that a maximum of 3 Indian players and a minimum of 1 foreign player should be selected. Similarly, 2 new teams can be contracted in advance to bid on players.
Plan of Rajasthan
Accordingly, the Rajasthan team plans to spend Rs 48 crore to retain the players. Captain Sanju Samson has been retained as the team’s primary choice. As per the rules, he has to pay Rs 16 crore. But the Rajasthan team has agreed to pay Rs 14 crore. He joined the Rajasthan team for Rs 8 crore in 2018 and failed to make it to the play-off round last year. However he was the best batsman amassing 484 runs.
The Rajasthan team has decided to retain England’s Jas Butler next to Samson. Negotiations are underway to retain Ben Stokes as the 3rd player. But Stokes, who has been dormant for a long time, will return to the Ashes series. So if he agrees to come to the IPL he will be the choice. Otherwise Livingston is more likely to sign. He played well in the last T20 World Cup series.
Good luck to the young player
Yashaswi Jaiswal is likely to be retained as the last and 4th player. Jaiswal, who played well last season, is seen as the future of the Rajasthan team. So it has decided to retain him for Rs 4 crore. It is noteworthy that Jaiswal has not yet made his debut in international competitions.