The Leeds based side selected Aaron Finch and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for £125,000 – despite the Afghanistan bowler pricing himself at £60,000 – and Chris Lynn for £100,000.
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“It was exciting to watch it,” said Stokes.
“I knew who our first three were going to be, unless someone else picked them, and we got them.”
Although the England all-rounder was enjoying a relaxed night – having already been allocated to the Superchargers – he seemed to be enjoying the nervous behaviour of some of the other players present at the draft who were unsure of their involvement in the tournament.
Stokes added: “There were a couple of guys here, Sam Billings and Ravi Bopara, who didn’t know if they were going to get picked or not. Sam was hiding behind a pillar at one point!”
Mayank Agarwal scored his second double century as India dominated the second day of their Test against Bangladesh in Indore.
Stokes, Buttler and Archer will be captained by Steve Smith for Rajasthan.
Ben Stokes has no desire to be England captain, saying: “It’s just not one of those things I’m desperate to do.”
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