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Rajasthan Royals splashe out in IPL auction as England stars miss out

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By: Sarwar Alam

Rising pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat joined Ben Stokes in the Rajasthan Royals for $1.8 million on Sunday but a host of foreign stars failed to get deals in the Indian Premier League auction. The Royals made Unadkat the second most expensive player in the auction behind England’s Stokes who they bought for $1.96 million on the opening day. Stokes — still facing an assault criminal case in England — and Unadkat will join Australian captain Steve Smith at the Royals as they return to the lucrative T20 league after a two-year illegal gambling ban. The Royals were inaugural IPL champions in 2008…

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