IPL Auction 2018: Date, time and players list all you need to know

578 players will go under the hammer during IPL 11 auctions scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on January 27, 28

With just 2 more days to go for the Indian Premier League (IPL 11) auctions, the buzz for the cash-rich tournament has started among the fans across the globe. In all, 578 players will go under the hammer during this year’s auctions scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on January 27, 28.

This year’s IPL would also be interesting as two teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, are making a comeback into the tournament after facing two-year ban following the spot-fixing scandal.

Cricket players from all over the world have enrolled themselves for this year’s auction. Ahead of the IPL 11 auctions, many franchises, including Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders among others, have sent their star players into the auction pool and retained a few.

Here’s the complete list of the retained players:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan (uncapped)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Chennai Super Kings (SRH): MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Steven Smith

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Axar Patel

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer

Players retained and their prices:

Virat Kohli (RCB) – Rs. 17 Cr

AB de Villiers (RCB) – Rs. 11 Cr

Sarfaraz Khan (RCB) – Rs. 1.75 Cr

MS Dhoni (CSK) – Rs. 15 Cr

Suresh Raina (CSK) – Rs. 11 Cr

Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) – Rs. 7 Cr

David Warner (SRH) – Rs. 12 Cr

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) – Rs. 8.5 Cr

Steve Smith (RR) – Rs. 12 Cr

Rohit Sharma (MI) – Rs. 15 Cr

Hardik Pandya (MI) – Rs. 11 Cr

Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – Rs. 7 Cr

Sunil Narine (KKR) – Rs. 8.5 cr

Andre Russell (KKR) – Rs. 7 Cr

Axar Patel (KXIP) – Rs. 6.75 Cr

Rishabh Pant (DD) – Rs. 8 Cr

Chris Morris (DD) – Rs. 7.1 Cr

Shreyas Iyer (DD) – Rs. 7 Cr

Star players released

Gautam Gambhir – Kolkata Knight Riders

Ajinkya Rahane – Rajasthan Royals

Shikhar Dhawan – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Chris Gayle – Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL auctions 2018 schedule

The IPL 2018 auctions are scheduled to be held on January 27, 28 in in Bengaluru.


The auction will start at around 9 am IST.

Teams Taking Part

The teams who will take part in the IPL auctions 2018 are Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.