• Vivo IPL 2018 Player List

    The IPL 2018 auction held on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore was full of suspense, drama, disappointment, nail biting situations and what not.

    Every team franchise was given the option to retain three players prior to the auction and two players during the auction using the Right To match (RTM) card.

    After the auction that happened last week in Bengaluru, this is the team squad for now. Download the Squad for all teams in one Excel file.

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    All teams have more than 18 players & all set for the start of the even.

    IPl Squad – Player List – Highlights

    Most teams have retained their top players – Like Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja to CSK, Rohit to Mumbai, Kohli to Bangalore.

    At the end of the auction, Ben Stokes emerged as the costliest player (Rs. 12.5 crore) and Jayadev Unadkat as the costliest Indian player (Rs. 11.5 crore).

    In this article, we will discuss the strengths and weakness of each team in the order of how perfect the team squad composition is.

    Mumbai Indians (25 players)

    Mumbai Indians have always been a team to be dreaded with a strong team squad.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 Rohit Sharma Captain Retained Player
    2 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler Retained Player
    3 Hardik Pandya All-Rounder Retained Player
    4 Krunal Pandya All-Rounder 8,80,00,000
    5 Ishan Kishan Wicket Keeper 6,20,00,000
    6 Kieron Pollard All-Rounder 5,40,00,000
    7 Pat Cummins Bowler 5,40,00,000
    8 Evin Lewis Batsman 3,80,00,000
    9 Suryakumar Yadav Batsman 3,20,00,000
    10 Ben Cutting All-Rounder 2,20,00,000
    11 Mustafizur Rahman Bowler 2,20,00,000
    12 Rahul Chahar Bowler 1,90,00,000
    13 Pradeep Sangwan Bowler 1,50,00,000
    14 Jason Behrendorff Bowler 1,50,00,000
    15 Jean-Paul Duminy All-Rounder 1,00,00,000
    16 Saurabh Tiwary Batsman 80,00,000
    17 Tajinder Dhillon Singh All-Rounder 55,00,000
    18 Akila Dhananjaya Bowler 50,00,000
    19 Nidheesh M D Dinesan Bowler 20,00,000
    20 Aditya Tare Wicket Keeper 20,00,000
    21 Siddhesh Dinesh Lad Batsman 20,00,000
    22 Mayank Markande Bowler 20,00,000
    23 Sharad Lumba Batsman 20,00,000
    24 Anukul Roy All-Rounder 20,00,000
    25 Mohsin Khan Bowler 20,00,000

    Being the only three-time IPL champions, MI will hope to win their fourth IPL season this year.

    Also Read: Kolkata Knight Riders – Team Squad & Info – IPL11

    Chennai Super Kings (25 players)

    Since the first season of IPL, Chennai Super Kings is the most loved team and has a huge fan base.

    The two-time champion and four-time runner up faced an expulsion for two years which was highly disappointing for the CSK fans.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 MS Dhoni Captain Retained Player
    2 Ravindra Jadeja All-Rounder Retained Player
    3 Suresh Raina All-Rounder Retained Player
    4 Kedar Jadhav All-Rounder 7,80,00,000
    5 Dwayne Bravo All-Rounder 6,40,00,000
    6 Karn Sharma Bowler 5,00,00,000
    7 Shane Watson All-Rounder 4,00,00,000
    8 Shardul Narendra Thakur Bowler 2,60,00,000
    9 Ambati Rayudu Wicket Keeper 2,20,00,000
    10 Murali Vijay Batsman 2,00,00,000
    11 Harbhajan Singh Bowler 2,00,00,000
    12 Faf Du Plessis Batsman 1,60,00,000
    13 Mark Wood Bowler 1,50,00,000
    14 Sam Billings Wicket Keeper 1,00,00,000
    15 Imran Tahir Bowler 1,00,00,000
    16 Deepak Chahar All-Rounder 80,00,000
    17 Mitchell Santner All-Rounder 50,00,000
    18 Lungisani Ngidi Bowler 50,00,000
    19 Asif K M Bowler 40,00,000
    20 N Jagadeesan Wicket Keeper 20,00,000
    21 Kanishk Seth All-Rounder 20,00,000
    22 Monu Singh Bowler 20,00,000
    23 Dhruv Shorey All-Rounder 20,00,000
    24 Kshitiz Sharma All-Rounder 20,00,000
    25 Chaitanya Bishnoi All-Rounder 20,00,000

    They have a level-headed batting line up with strong opening pair and middle order.

    With plenty of experience, the CSK team squad will strive to win the IPL trophy once more.

    Kolkata Knight Riders (19 players)

    The Kolkata Knight Riders has a small team squad and is the only franchise with less than 20 players.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 Sunil Naraine Bowler Retained Player
    2 Andre Russel All-Rounder Retained Player
    3 Chris Lynn Batsman 9,60,00,000
    4 Mitchell Starc Bowler 9,40,00,000
    5 Dinesh Karthik Wicket Keeper 7,40,00,000
    6 Robin Uthappa Wicket Keeper 6,40,00,000
    7 Kuldeep Singh Yadav Bowler 5,80,00,000
    8 Piyush Chawla Bowler 4,20,00,000
    9 Nitish Rana All-Rounder 3,40,00,000
    10 Kamlesh Nagarkoti All-Rounder 3,20,00,000
    11 Shivam Mavi All-Rounder 3,00,00,000
    12 Mitchell Johnson Bowler 2,00,00,000
    13 Shubman Gill Batsman 1,80,00,000
    14 Ranganath Vinay Kumar Bowler 1,00,00,000
    15 Rinku Singh Batsman 80,00,000
    16 Cameron Delport All-Rounder 30,00,000
    17 Javon Searless All-Rounder 30,00,000
    18 Apoorv Vijay Wankhade Batsman 20,00,000
    19 Ishank Jaggi Batsman 20,00,000

    The KKR has a small yet competent players’ list but most importantly, they lack a captain.

    Also Read: Mumbai Indians - Team Squad & Info - IPL11

    Delhi Daredevils (25 Players)

    The Delhi Daredevils’ team squad for IPL 2018 looks like the strongest team in this season.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 Shreyas Iyer Batsman Retained Player
    2 Chris Morris Bowler Retained Player
    3 Risabh Pant Wicket Keeper Retained Player
    4 Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder 9,00,00,000
    5 Kagiso Rabada Bowler 4,20,00,000
    6 Amit Mishra Bowler 4,00,00,000
    7 Shahbaz Nadeem Bowler 3,20,00,000
    8 Vijay Shankar All-Rounder 3,20,00,000
    9 Rahul Tewatia All-Rounder 3,00,00,000
    10 Mohammad Shami Bowler 3,00,00,000
    11 Gautam Gambhir Batsman 2,80,00,000
    12 Trent Boult Bowler 2,20,00,000
    13 Colin Munro All-Rounder 1,90,00,000
    14 Daniel Christian All-Rounder 1,50,00,000
    15 Jason Roy Batsman 1,50,00,000
    16 Naman Ojha Wicket Keeper 1,40,00,000
    17 Prithvi Shaw Batsman 1,20,00,000
    18 Gurkeerat Singh Mann All-Rounder 75,00,000
    19 Avesh Khan Bowler 70,00,000
    20 Abhishek Sharma All-Rounder 55,00,000
    21 Jayant Yadav All-Rounder 50,00,000
    22 Harshal Patel All-Rounder 20,00,000
    23 Manjot Kalra Batsman 20,00,000
    24 Sandeep Lamichhane Bowler 20,00,000
    25 Sayan Ghosh Bowler 20,00,000

    The balanced selection of players, perfect blend of youth and experienced team members for the Delhi Daredevils.

    Sunrisers Hyderabad (25 Players)

    The champions of IPL 2016, Sunrisers Hyderabad have made the most of their purse by selecting a balanced squad.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 David Warner Captain Retained Player
    2 Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Bowler Retained Player
    3 Manish Pandey Batsman 11,00,00,000
    4 Rashid Khan Arman Bowler 9,00,00,000
    5 Shikhar Dhawan Batsman 5,20,00,000
    6 Wriddhiman Saha Wicket Keeper 5,00,00,000
    7 Siddarth Kaul Bowler 3,80,00,000
    8 Deepak Hooda All-Rounder 3,60,00,000
    9 Syed Khaleel Ahmed Bowler 3,00,00,000
    10 Sandeep Sharma Bowler 3,00,00,000
    11 Kane Williamson Batsman 3,00,00,000
    12 Carlos Brathwaite All-Rounder 2,00,00,000
    13 Shakib Al Hasan All-Rounder 2,00,00,000
    14 Yusuf Pathan All-Rounder 1,90,00,000
    15 Shreevats Goswami Wicket Keeper 1,00,00,000
    16 Mohammad Nabi All-Rounder 1,00,00,000
    17 Chris Jordan All-Rounder 1,00,00,000
    18 Basil Thampi Bowler 95,00,000
    19 Billy Stanlake Batsman 50,00,000
    20 T Natarajan Bowler 40,00,000
    21 Sachin Baby Batsman 20,00,000
    22 Bipul Sharma All-Rounder 20,00,000
    23 Syed Mehdi Hasan All-Rounder 20,00,000
    24 Ricky Bhui Batsman 20,00,000
    25 Tanmay Agarwal Batsman 20,00,000

    Apart from the retained players, SRH’s experienced newbies like Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Brathwaite and Shakib Al Hasan can also win matches for the Sunrisers.

    Rajasthan Royals (23 players)

    The first ever IPL winner, Rajasthan Royals is making a comeback this year after the two-year ban.

    RR Team squad list is given below:

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 Steve Smith Batsman Retained Player
    2 Benjamin Stokes All-Rounder 12,50,00,000
    3 Jaydev Unadkat Bowler 11,50,00,000
    4 Sanju Samson Wicket Keeper 8,00,00,000
    5 Jofra Archer All-Rounder 7,20,00,000
    6 Krishnappa Gowtham Bowler 6,20,00,000
    7 Jos Buttler Wicket Keeper 4,40,00,000
    8 Ajinkya Rahane Batsman 4,00,00,000
    9 Darcy Short All-Rounder 4,00,00,000
    10 Rahul Tripathi Batsman 3,40,00,000
    11 Dhawal Kulkarni Bowler 75,00,000
    12 Zahir Khan Pakteen Bowler 60,00,000
    13 Ben Laughlin Bowler 50,00,000
    14 Stuart Binny All-Rounder 50,00,000
    15 Dushmantha Chameera Bowler 50,00,000
    16 Anureet Singh Bowler 30,00,000
    17 Aryaman Vikram Birla All-Rounder 30,00,000
    18 Midhun S All-Rounder 20,00,000
    19 Shreyas Gopal All-Rounder 20,00,000
    20 Prashant Chopra Wicket Keeper 20,00,000
    21 Jatin Saxena All-Rounder 20,00,000
    22 Ankit Sharma All-Rounder 20,00,000
    23 Mahipal Lomror All-Rounder 20,00,000

    The costliest players of the season, Ben Stokes and Unadkat were roped into RR team squad for a huge price.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (24 players)

    RCB is the only team squad with many Indian players rather than relying on international talents.

    Hence, this year they made sure to have all the bases covered at the end of the auction.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 Virat Kohli Captain Retained Player
    2 AB de Villers Batsman Retained Player
    3 Sarfaraz Khan Bowler Retained Player
    4 Chris Woakes All-Rounder 7,40,00,000
    5 Yuzvendra Singh Chahal Bowler 6,00,00,000
    6 Umesh Yadav Bowler 4,20,00,000
    7 Brendon McCullum Batsman 3,60,00,000
    8 M.S. Washington Sundar All-Rounder 3,20,00,000
    9 Navdeep Saini Bowler 3,00,00,000
    10 Quinton De Kock Wicket Keeper 2,80,00,000
    11 Mohammed Siraj Bowler 2,60,00,000
    12 Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler 2,20,00,000
    13 Colin De Grandhomme All-Rounder 2,20,00,000
    14 M. Ashwin Bowler 2,20,00,000
    15 Parthiv Patel Wicket Keeper 1,70,00,000
    16 Moeen Ali All-Rounder 1,70,00,000
    17 Mandeep Singh All-Rounder 1,40,00,000
    18 Manan Vohra Batsman 1,10,00,000
    19 Pawan Negi All-Rounder 1,00,00,000
    20 Tim Southee Bowler 1,00,00,000
    21 Kulwant Khejroliya Bowler 85,00,000
    22 Aniket Choudhary Bowler 30,00,000
    23 Pavan Deshpande All-Rounder 20,00,000
    23 Anirudha Ashok Joshi All-Rounder 20,00,000

    With a strong players’ list on their side, the Royal Challengers might anticipate their first IPL championship.

    Kings XI Punjab (21 players)

    The Kings XI Punjab was seen bidding for almost every player who came up in the auction list.

    Here is the Player list after the auction was completed.

    Sno Player Expertise Auctioned Price
    1 Axar Patel Bowler Retained Player
    2 KL Rahul Batsman ?11,00,00,000
    3 Ravichandran Ashwin All-Rounder ?7,60,00,000
    4 Andrew Tye Bowler ?7,20,00,000
    5 Aaron Finch Batsman ?6,20,00,000
    6 Marcus Stoinis All-Rounder ?6,20,00,000
    7 Karun Nair Batsman ?5,60,00,000
    8 Mujeeb Zadran Bowler ?4,00,00,000
    9 Ankit Singh Rajpoot Bowler ?3,00,00,000
    10 David Miller Batsman ?3,00,00,000
    11 Mohit Sharma Bowler ?2,40,00,000
    12 Barinder Singh Sran Bowler ?2,20,00,000
    13 Yuvraj Singh All-Rounder ?2,00,00,000
    14 Christopher Gayle Batsman ?2,00,00,000
    15 Ben Dwarshuis Bowler ?1,40,00,000
    16 Akshdeep Nath All-Rounder ?1,00,00,000
    17 Manoj Tiwary Batsman ?1,00,00,000
    18 Mayank Agarwal Batsman ?1,00,00,000
    19 Manzoor Dar All-Rounder ?20,00,000
    20 Pardeep Sahu Bowler ?20,00,000
    21 Mayank Dagar All-Rounder ?20,00,000

    Both the batting and bowling looks strong enough but the lack of a proven all-rounder is quite a big disappointment for the team squad.

    Author: Nartana

    Nartana Shenbagaraj has been working as a freelance content writer for over two years. She provides product copywriting and rewriting services. Her educational background in Computer Science and passion towards cricket has made her write on broad-based topics like tech and sports


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