IPL: Expenditure of each franchise at auctions in tournament history

Over the years, IPL franchises have spent big bucks at the auction in a bid to revamp their squads.

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8. Rajasthan Royals - INR 613.3 CR

In 2008, Rajasthan Royals defied all odds and scripted history by winning the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. However, the Rajasthan franchise have not been able to recreate the magic ever since. The closest they went to the silverware was in the 2022 season, where they finished the tournament as runners-up.

The Rajasthan franchise are not known to be huge spenders at the auction table. This is evident from the fact that RR have invested a total of INR 613.3 crore in the 15 editions of the lucrative T20 tournament, which is the least among the teams featuring since 2008. However, there have been times when they have changed this norm and gone all out to sign certain players.

At the 2018 IPL auction, RR chased Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat and grabbed the two players at INR 12.5 crore and INR 11.5 crore respectively. Rajasthan also created a lot of buzz when they gave an eye-popping sum of INR 16.25 crore to Chris Morris at the 2021 player auction, making him most expensive buy in the history of IPL.

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