IPL 2018 Player Retention: From MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli, complete list of retained players

In the first step towards reforming their squads for the 2018 IPL, the franchise retained key players before the mega auction in the IPL Retention ceremony held in Mumbai on Thursday. Below is the list of players retained by the eight franchises.

FirstCricket Staff, January 05, 2018

In the first step towards reforming their squads for the 2018 IPL, the franchise retained key players before the mega auction in the IPL Retention ceremony held in Mumbai on Thursday.

Here's the list of players retained by the eight franchises.

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja

Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again be seen in his favourite yellow jersey in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) 2018 season as the Chennai Super Kings retained the Ranchi stumper along with Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

File picture of MS Dhoni. BCCI

File picture of MS Dhoni. BCCI

Dhoni has been retained for Rs 15 crore while Raina and Jadeja were kept for Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively.

The CSK franchise, back into the IPL fold after serving a two-year ban, has two Right-to-Match options left, which they can use during the IPL auction on 27 and 28 January.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 33 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 47 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 2

Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith

Rajasthan Royals, the other franchise to return after a two-year ban, retained Australia skipper Steve Smith and surprisingly pushed the likes of star batsman Ajinkya Rahane back into the auction pool.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 12.5 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 67.5 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 3

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

The other surprise came in the form of Gautam Gambhir, who was sent into the auction pool despite guiding the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to lifting the silverware twice (2012 and 2014).

The Shah Rukh Khan-co-owned franchise retained the West Indian duo of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 21 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 59 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 3

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) retained India skipper Virat Kohli, South African AB de Villiers and young Sarfraz Khan.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 31 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 49 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 2

Delhi Daredevils: Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Daredevils retained the young Indian duo of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer along with South African all-rounder Chris Morris.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 33 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 47 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 2

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah

Mumbai Indians also went along expected lines and retained their three-time IPL winning skipper Rohit Sharma along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya and death-overs bowling specialist Jasprit Bumrah.

Rohit guided the Mumbai franchise to IPL titles in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 33 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 47 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 2

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad sprang a surprise by not retaining India opener Shikhar Dhawan and Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan. They however retained Australian David Warner along with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 21 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 59 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 3

Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel

After another dismal outing in 2017, Kings XI Punjab retained just left-arm spinner Axar Patel for the next season.

Deduction because of player retention: Rs 12.5 Crore

Salary cap remaining: Rs 67.5 Crore

Right-to-Match cards remaining: 3

Below is the table of the players retained by each franchise using the Player Retention option

Players retained table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Jan 05, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3668 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6470 127
2 India 5819 121
3 New Zealand 4602 112
4 South Africa 4275 110
5 Pakistan 3844 104
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2058 114