SOMERSET'S wicketkeeper allrounder Tom Kohler-Cadmore has been signed by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL auction.

The cricketer will join the Royals squad ahead of the competition beginning on March 23, 2024.

Kohler-Cadmore made an impressive start to this season’s Abu Dhabi T10 competition scoring 68 not out from just 33 balls among other strong performances.

The Royals also retained another well known player to Somerset - Jos Buttler.

West Indies T20 captain Rovman Powell was the first player to go under the hammer at the event in Dubai and fetched a surprisingly lavish £700,000 bid from Rajasthan Royals.

So Kohler-Cadmore will join up with Powell and other signing Shubham Dubey in the IPL next season.

England’s poor World Cup campaign saw their stock fall on the trading floor in Dubai.

Veteran Chris Woakes landed a deal worth a fraction under £400,000 as he joined team-mates Curran and Liam Livingstone at Punjab Kings, while Harry Brook was snapped up for around £380,000 by Delhi Capitals.

Brook had been released after one season of a £1.3m deal with Sunrisers and the Yorkshireman settled for a healthy but much-reduced payday.

David Willey, who retired from England duty at the end of the World Cup, collected £189,000 from Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore took Surrey’s Tom Curran for £141,000.