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.

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Lions to enter IPL 2016 Final.

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

Team Players Price
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?

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