Auction for 2018 IPL (Indian Premier League): Auction 2018 Players List
The auction for this year’s IPL is going to be held on 27th and 28th of January 2018. It will be a bit different this time than previous years as each franchise taking part in the auction will be able to retain 5 players of their choice by player retention and right to match option during the auction.
Retention List for IPL 2018:
|Teams||List of retained players ahead of Auction||Money Left||RTM Left|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja||Rs. 47 crore||2|
|Delhi Daredevils||Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant||Rs. 47 crore||3|
|Kings XI Punjab||Axar Patel||Rs 67.5 crore||3|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunil Narine, Andre Russell||Rs. 59 crore||3|
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya||Rs. 67.5 crore||2|
|Rajasthan Royals||Steven Smith||Rs. 47 crore||3|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan||Rs. 47 crore||2|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Rs. 59 crore||3|
Auction List for IPL 2018: BCCI will announce the list of players on January 27 and January 28
Chennai Super Kings: ??
Delhi Daredevils: ??
Kings XI Punjab: ??
Kolkata Knight Riders: ??
Mumbai Indians: ??
Sun Risers Hyderabad: ??
Rajasthan Royals: ??
Royal Challengers Bangalore: ??
2018 IPL Salary Cap:
In the previous seasons of the IPL, the salary cap was 66 crores but now in this year, it is increased to 80 crores. The media rights for this year’s IPL has been bought by Star already. If there is going to be any further change in the proceedings and the auction of IPL, that will be decided shortly in a meeting between the team owners. This year most importantly the famous Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be back in the game and they will surely try to get the nucleus of the team right. Dhoni has mentioned in a lot of press meetings that they will try to select the best core for the team.
A Few New Updates:
- Due to the revenue of IPL, the share rates of SUN TV is expected to rise very soon.
- Shane Bond, former Kiwi fast bowler is trying to cement his foot in the coaching business and eyeing IPL for his golden start.
- Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders were not in favor of Dhoni going back to Chennai Super Kings and they tried to oppose against the verdict.
Players to Get the Most Price:
Some of the players round the world are expecting a good price in this year’s IPL like Kesrick Williams, Krishmar Santokie, Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton, etc.
Media Auction Result for IPL 2018:
This year Star won the war with Sony over the media rights. Now Star has the media rights for the next 5 years. They beat the bid of 11058 crores with their bid of 16347.50 crores. Some of the other bidders who lost the bidding battle were Facebook, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Times Internet, SupersSport, be IN Sports, Gulf DTH, Yupp TV, Econet Media Group, BAM Tech, Followon Interactive Media, and Perform Group.
Some most asked questions of IPL 2018:
- Are Dhoni, Kohli, and Rohit will be in the auction?
- Is there any common pool for sale?
- Will Vijay Mallya be available in the auctions?
- Who will get the highest price with players like Dhoni, Rohit, Gayle, and Virat in the auctions?
- What is the retention limit of the IPL teams?
The Result of 2017 IPL Auction:
English all-rounder Ben Stokes was the player who fetched the highest amount of money 14 crores. He was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants. After Ben Stokes, the costliest player was another English player Tymal Mills, who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore with 12 crores.