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.