Batsman Robin Uthappa, who was released by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 Player Auction, was bought by inaugural edition champion Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore in Kolkata on Thursday.
The 34-year-old was the only Indian player in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 11.5 crore and Rs 8 crore in the last two editions of the T20 tournament, saw a massive cut in his pay as he has been purchased for Rs 3 crore by Rajasthan Royals.
Besides the duo, the Rajasthan Royals also roped in the Under-19 World Cup pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kartik Tyagi for Rs 2.4 crore and Rs 2.4 crore, respectively.
Meanwhile, the franchise also spent Rs 1 crore each on Australia's Andrew Tye and South Africa's Tom Curran.
A total of 11 players were retained, while 11 were purchased at this year's auction. The 13th edition of the IPL will take place from March 23 to May 12.
The full list of Rajasthan Royals players for 2020 IPL is as follows:
Retained: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron, Manan Vohra
Traded in: Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia
New Players: Robin Uthappa ( Rs 3 crore), Jaydev Unadkat ( Rs 3 crore), Yashasvi Jaiswal ( Rs 2.4 crore), Anuj Rawat ( Rs 80 lakh), Akash Singh ( Rs 20 lakh), Kartik Tyagi ( Rs 1.3 crore), David Miller ( Rs 75 lakh), Oshane Thomas ( Rs 50 lakh), Anirudha Joshi ( Rs 20 lakh), Andrew Tye ( Rs 1 crore), Tom Curran ( Rs 1 crore)