Indian Premier League 2018 players retention took place on January 4 and participating teams have retained respective players for the upcoming mega event. Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Royals Challengers Bangalore retained players from their previous squads.
A total of 18 players retained by playing 8 teams in the league. Virat Kohli received the maximum retention price ahead of the IPL 2018 players auction. RCB paid 17 crore INR to retain Kohli.
Returning to the league, Chennai Super Kings retained three players Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. Meanwhile Rajasthan Royals retained just one player from 2015 roster and it’s Australian captain Steve Smith.
Vivo IPL 2018 players retention
|Delhi Daredevils||Rishabh Pant||8 Crore|
|Chris Morris||7.1 Crore|
|Shreyas Iyer||7 Crore|
|Kings XI Punjab||Axar Patel||6.75 Crore|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunil Narine||8.5 Crore|
|Andre Russell||7 Crore|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||David Warner||12 Crore|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||8.5 Crore|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni||15 Crore|
|Suresh Raina||11 Crore|
|Ravindra Jadeja||7 Crore|
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma||15 Crore|
|Hardik Pandya||11 Crore|
|Jasprit Bumrah||7 Crore|
|Rajasthan Royals||Steve Smith||12 Crore|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Virat Kohli||17 Crore|
|AB De Villiers||11 Crore|
|Sarfraz Khan||1.75 Crore|
Vivo IPLT20 players auction is scheduled to take place on 27th and 28th January at Bangalore.
What are your thoughts on players retention for these eight teams?