Rahul Dravid-led Royal Challengers were one of the most disappointing team of the inaugural season. In spite of having players like Jacques Kallis, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Mark Boucher, Cameron White, Wasim Jaffer, Nathan Bracken, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Dale Steyn along with Dravid, they ended the season just a notch above Deccan Chronicles.
The reason for the failure was sighted as due to lack of youth in their rank. And the Challengers must be looking to sign some dynamic youngsters in this auction.
Owner: Vijay Mallya’s UB group
Captain: Rahul Dravid (Icon Player)
Team Price: $111.6 million
Total spending on players: $3.8 million
Money available for 2nd auction: $ 1.945 for two slots
International players: Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn, Dillon Du Preez, Cameron White, Nathan Bracken, Ross Taylor, Kevin Pietersen, Jesse Ryder and Roelof van der Merwe.
Indian players: Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Robin Uthappa, Praveen Kumar, Virat Kohli, Wasim Jaffer, Manish Pandey, Srivastava Goswami, R. Suteesh, Pankaj Singh, Vinay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Karan Sharma, Saurabh Bandekar, Tinu Yohannan, Bharat Chipli, Bhalachandra Akhil, Devraj Patil, Jagadeesh Arun Kumar, KP Appanna, Sunil Joshi, Gaurav Dhiman, Jitendra Patil, Udit Patel, Abhimanyu Mithun, Sreesanth Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Muralidharen, Gautam, Raju Bhatkal, Rajesh Bishnoi, Ishank Jaggi and Rohit Sabharwal.