IPL Auction 2018: All You Need to Know About the Big Days

IPL Auction 2018: All You Need to Know About the Big Days

IPL Auction 2018: All You Need to Know About the Big Days

With the IPL auction just round the corner, the fans and players will be keeping a keen eye on the proceedings, to see how the new teams shape up and which player ends where. This is set to be one of the biggest IPL auctions in recent times. 578 players are set to go under the hammer with maximum bidding starting at Rs 2 crores for players like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan.

Before we proceed to the details of the auction, here is a list of players who have been retained by their respective franchises, and the amount they have paid which will be deducted from their total purse of Rs 80 crore in the auction.

 1. Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. – Remaining Purse: 47 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Two

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Zero

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – Two

2. Delhi Daredevils: Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris and Shreyas Iyer – Remaining Purse 47 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Two

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – One

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – One

3. Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell and Sunil Naraine – Remaining Purse 59 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Three

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Three

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – Zero

RTM cards left: 3

4. Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel – Remaining Purse 67.5 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Three

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – Two

5. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah – Remaining Purse 47 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Two

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Zero

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – Two

6. Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith – Remaining Purse 67.5 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Three

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Three

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – One

7. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfraz Khan – Remaining Purse 49 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Two

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – One

Overseas players retainable via RTM – One

8. Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Remaining Purse – 67.5 crore

Maximum players retainable via RTM – Three

Capped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Uncapped Indian players retainable via RTM – Two

Overseas players retainable via RTM – One

These aren’t the only players the sides will be able to retain, but they will also have a right to match card – maximum 3 per team, where they will have to match the highest bid by any other franchise for their for their former player to play for them again.

While all those teams that have retained three players will get two RTM cards, those who have retained two or one player will get three RTM cards.

CSK and RR are back in the IPL after a two-year ban. For these two teams, the players available for RTM will be the ones who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and were also part of Rising Pune Supergiants or Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017. Other guidelines for RTM during auction will remain same for them.

The original rule was that all players will be in the auction pool after three years. But this rule was changed in 2011 and teams were allowed retain four players with a maximum of three Indian players. Then, in 2014, a franchise was allowed to retain a maximum of 5 players. Out of these five players, a maximum of four capped Indians were allowed.

Again, the auction can be highly unpredictable as we have seen in the past. But big Indian names like Gambhir, Dhawan, Yuvraj and foreign stars like Stokes, Starc, Chris Lynn are expected to rake in the money as teams look to complete their squads.

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