Kumar Sangakkara gets a special welcome upon arrival at Rajasthan Royals Academy: Watch
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals took to their official Twitter account on Wednesday and shared a video of their cricket manager Kumar Sangakkara arriving at the Royals Academy. The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer received a special welcome when he arrived at the academy, 10 days before the highly anticipated IPL 2022 mega-auction. The Royals are expected to build their squad for the tournament alongside the other nine franchises on 12 and February 13 in Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, in the video shared by RR, the former Sri Lankan skipper can be seen arriving at the academy and being greeted with garlands and tilak. After catching up with other RR officials, Sangakarra headed back to his room as the video ended with a breathtaking view of the sunset. Indian cricket fans on Twitter have been enthralled after watching the video on Twitter, as they wait to see which players will be drafted by the team in the exciting player auction.
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RR retains 3 players ahead of IPL 2022 mega-auction
The team has named skipper Sanju Samson for INR 14 crore, Jos Buttler for INR 10 crore and Yashasvi Jaiswal for INR 4 crore as their season winners. They have an amount of INR 62 crore in their purse for the mega auction and hope to add some valuable names to the team. The management of the RR team, alongside skipper Samson, Sangakarra and others will now have the task of planning the best strategy to build a good team.
Options for RR in IPL 2022 Mega Auctions
A total of 590 players have been finalized for the upcoming auction, including a total of 370 Indian players and 220 foreign players. Former RR player Jofra Archer is one of the big names to have signed up for the tournament, however, he is unlikely to be available for the tournament. They will be looking for players like Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Alex Hales for the slot and players like Mohammed Nabi and Mitchell Marsh for the all-around roles. They also have possible bowling options in the form of Chetan Shakariya, Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar among others.