Category Archives: IPL Auction 2018

IPL 2018: Players Mumbai Indians could retain using RTM

When the retentions for the latest season of the IPL were announced, the Mumbai Indians retained three key players, skipper Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah. There was speculation that Krunal Pandya may be retained in place of Jasprit Bumrah, but Mumbai followed through with the expected plan and retained their ace bowler.

Retaining three players allows them to use two RTM cards in the auction and with players such as Krunal Pandya, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Lendl Simmons in the pool, Mumbai Indians will look to bring both the cards into play.

MI (RTM)

IPL 2018: Players Kolkata Knight Riders could retain using RTM

All rumours were put to rest as all the Indian Premier League franchises announced the name of players they have retained using the pre-auction retention option. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have retained the West Indies duo Sunil Narine and Andre Russell for 12.5 crores and 8.5 crores respectively. They have spent 21 crores out of the given 80 crore budget.

An IPL franchise can retain a maximum of five players using one of the two combinations – three pre-auction retentions and two Right to match(RTM) card or two pre-auction retentions and three Right to match (RTM) card.

Retaining only two players allows them to use three RTM cards in the auction and with players such as Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa in the pool.

KKR (RTM)

IPL Auction 2018: List of players Is out

The VIVO Indian Premier League Player Registration closed on Friday, Jan 12, 2018, with a whopping 1122 players signing up to be a part of the mega VIVO IPL Player Auction 2018 scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018.

As has been the trend over the last 10 seasons, world cricket’s top stars and emerging talents have once again converged to add sparkle to the upcoming 11th edition.

The list that has been sent out to the eight IPL franchises has 281 capped players, 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations.

A fierce bidding war is expected to break out when Indian stars Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, off spinners R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers KL Rahul and M Vijay go under the hammer.

The franchises will leave no stone unturned when Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Chris Lynn, Eoin Morgan and pacers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins come up for VIVO IPL Player Auction 2018.

England’s Test captain Joe Root has also thrown his hat into the ring and will be the new entrant to the world’s most popular T20 league.

Dwayne Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder will add the Caribbean flavor to the league.

Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka’s entourage that includes Angelo Mathews, the exciting Niroshan Dickwella, and Thisara Perera.

Showing his full range of strokes will be Glenn Maxwell, all-rounder Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson, who bowled Mumbai Indians to their third title last season with his final over heroics.

Hashim Amla, who hit two centuries for Kings XI Punjab in the 10th season will be hoping for a high bid with compatriots Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, David Miller and speedsters Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada.

Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Tom Latham from New Zealand will add their charm to the league.

The VIVO IPL has always been about the union of talent and opportunity and India U19 captain Prithvi Shaw, Baroda skipper Deepak Hooda, all-rounder Krunal Pandya and Basil Thampi will fill up the uncapped players’ slot. Australian D’Arcy Short and youngster Jofra Archer will be hoping to cash in on their recent T20 form.

Base price of players — Full list

Rs 2 crore: R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Karn Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa. Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron White, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, Angelo Mathews.

Rs 1.5 crore: Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, David Miller, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis, Harry Gurney, Hashim Amla, Jason Holder, Jason Roy, Jaydev Unadkat, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kyle Abbott, Lendl Simmons, Mark Wood, Michael Klinger. Moeen Ali, Mohit Sharma, Moises Henriques, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Peter Handscomb, Ravi Bopara, Shaun Marsh, Steven Finn, Travis Head, Trent Boult, Washington Sundar.

Rs 1 crore: Adam Zampa, Alex Hales, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Dwayne Smith, Jason Behrendorff, JP Duminy, Lasith Malinga, Manish Pandey, Mitchell McClenaghan. Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Imran Tahir, Mustafizur Rahman, Parthiv Patel, Piyush Chawla, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Sanju Samson, Shakib Al Hasan, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha

The country-wise breakdown of 282 overseas players is as below.

Country Players Registered
Afghanistan 13
Australia 58
Bangladesh 8
England 26
Ireland 2
New Zealand 30
Scotland 1
South Africa 57
Sri Lanka 39
USA 2
West Indies 39
Zimbabwe 7

IPL 2018: Players Kings XI Punjab could retain using RTM

One of the biggest surprises of the IPL player retention was Kings XI Punjab’s decision to retain just one player. They opted to go with Axar Patel ahead of several T20 superstars as they look to build a team that could help them claim their maiden IPL title.

Retaining only one player allows them to use three RTM cards in the auction and with players such as David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis and Sandeep Sharma in the pool, the Punjab team will look to bring all their three cards into play.

KXIP_(RTM)

IPL 2018: Players Sunrisers Hyderabad could retain using RTM

The 2016 champions surprised us all when they decided to leave out Shikhar Dhawan from their list of retained players and keep hold of only two, their captain David Warner and strike bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Retaining two players allows them to use three RTM cards in the auction and with players such as Rashid Khan, Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Mohammad Nabi and Yuvraj Singh in the pool, the Hyderabad team will look to bring all their three cards into play.

SRH (RTM)

 

IPL Auction 2018: Base price for players revealed

IPL 2018 auctions is around the corner and the base prices of some of the key players who were not retained in the IPL auctions is out.

Players Base Price Role
Brendon McCullum ₹ 2 crore Wicket Keeper Batsman
Chris Gayle ₹ 2 crore Batsman
Dwayne Bravo ₹ 2 crore All Rounder
Gautam Gambhir ₹ 2 crore Batsman
Harbhajan Singh ₹ 2 crore Bowler
Kieron Pollard ₹ 2 crore All Rounder
Yuvraj Singh ₹ 2 crore All Rounder
Yuzvendra Chahal ₹ 2 crore Bowler
Yusuf Pathan ₹ 75 Lakhs All Rounder
Irfan Pathan ₹ 50 Lakhs All Rounder
* Stay tuned for other players Base price