1. Players released
Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Shubman Ranjane, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Aryman Birla, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Liam Livingstone, S Midhun.
2. Why they were released
Ashton Turner had a rather miserable IPL 2019 while the likes Oshane, Ish Sohi, Liam Livingstone etc too did not have a consistent season. Stuart Binny, the all-rounder from Karnataka, too did not go through a good season and it was on expected they were released. Unadkat, once the costliest player in the IPL, too was released after a well below par season for the Royals.
3. Players retained
The core players like captain Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, who made his entry back to into Indian T20I squad recently, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, who had a good season during IPL 2019, Mahipal Lomror, Varun Aaron and Manan Vohra were retained by Royals management.
4. Purse available
Rajasthan had Rs 7.15 crore left in their purse after the IPL 2019 auction. The Royals have earned a little over Rs 18 crore via releasing 11 players and there is additional Rs 3 crore from the BCCI side. Now, they can spent Rs 28.9 crore in the IPL 2020 auction next month.