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.
IPLT20 – A big pool of 578 players including 360 Indians will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018.
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: Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings (wk), Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Lungisani Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Kanishk Seth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif
Delhi Daredevils: Gautam Gambhir (c), Amit Mishra, Naman Ojha (wk), Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Colin Munro, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Avesh Khan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sayan Ghosh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra
Kings XI Punjab: Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Akshdeep Nath, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Axar Patel, Ankit Rajpoot, Marcus Stoinis, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Manzoor Dar
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Robin Uthappa (wk), Vinay Kumar, Ishank Jaggi, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Apoorv Wankhade, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi
Mumbai Indians: Jean-Paul Duminy, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Pradeep Sangwan, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare (wk), Mitchell McClenaghan, Suryakumar Yadav, Pat Cummins, Ben Cutting, Akila Dananjaya, Evin Lewis, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mustafizur Rahman, Ishan Kishan (wk), MD Nidheesh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Mohsin Khan
Sun Risers Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Bipul Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Tanmay Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Ben Laughlin, Anureet Singh, Jos Buttler (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Ankit Sharma, Sanju Samson (wk), Dushmantha Chameera, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Jatin Saxena, Shreyas Gopal, Heinrich Klaasen, Zahir Khan, Mahipal Lomror, D Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Anirudha Joshi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Aniket Choudhary, Pawan Negi, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Corey Anderson, Sarfaraz Khan, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya
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.