The IPL 2018 Auction has only given us more reasons to cheer as several popular players will be playing in different colours this season.
With the Auction being so exciting to watch, the viewers are more curious to know how the things will shape up once the tournament starts in April 2018. As the IPL 2018 Auction is officially over, let’s see some interesting things and facts about the players and teams.
List of 10 Smash Hitting Players Joining Which Team
IPL T20 is all about consistently hitting the ball to the boundary. This is the reason it is called a batsman’s game and thus, we have brought a list of 10 players that are popular for taking the ball to the boundary very often.
1. Suresh Raina
He led Gujarat Lions in the last two editions of IPL but he is back to his home team to continue his superb form.
2. Glenn Maxwell
He is one of the costliest players at INR 9 crore in the IPL 2018 and has been bought by Delhi Daredevils.
3. Kieron Pollard
Mumbai Indians used their RTM option in the IPL auction to get the explosive batsman back into their team.
4. AB de Villiers
Having represented RCB in past, this hitter has been retained at 11 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
5. Brendon McCullum
Brendon will be seen in red colour jersey in IPL 2018 as he has been sold to RCB for 3.6 crore.
6. David Warner
He is one of the best T20 players in IPL and has successfully led SRH in the past. He has been retained by the team for a whopping INR 12.5 crore.
7. Yusuf Pathan
When it’s his day, he can take any bowlers to task and make his team victorious. He will be seen playing for SRH in the IPL 2018.
8. Manish Pandey
This Indian six-hitter has been bought by SRH for a mind-blowing INR 11 crore. He has proved his worth in the last editions of IPL.
9. Chris Gayle
One of the hardest hitters of the ball, Chris has been bought by KXI Punjab at the last round of IPL 2018 auction.
10. Aaron Finch
This destructive batsman was bought by Kings XI Punjab for INR 6.2 crore.
These batsmen can take their team to success on any day of their explosive play. We will have to wait for their destructive batting until the IPL 2018 starts.
3 Top spending Franchise of IPL 2019
The auction that concluded on Sunday was surprising as few players were bought for huge amount whereas few popular players remained unsold. Let’s see top 3 spending franchise that spent a fortune to get the best players in their squad.
Kolkata Knight Riders- 80 crore
Key Players– Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Chris Lynn
Kings XI Punjab- 79.9 crore
Key Players– Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Karun Nair
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 79.85 crore
Key Players– Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes
CSK Squad Till Now – Vivo IPL 2018
The yellow jersey team has just joined the IPL after being suspended from the league for the last couple of years. The team has retained 3 players- MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, to keep the core team of CSK. They have also made snapped up some interesting players in the CSK team. The full squad is given below.
(Total Players-25, Money Spent-73.5 crore)
S.No. Players Price (INR) 1 MS Dhoni 15 crore (Retained) 2 Suresh Raina 11 crore (Retained) 3 Ravindra Jadeja 7 crore (Retained) 4 Faf du Plessis 1.5 crore 5 Harbhajan Singh 2 crore 6 Dwayne Bravo 6.4 crore 7 Shane Watson 4 crore 8 Kedar Jadhav 7.8 crore 9 Ambati Rayudu 2.2 crore 10 Imran Tahir 1 crore 11 Karn Sharma 5 crore 12 Shardul Thakur 2.6 crore 13 Jagadeesan Narayan 20 lakh 14 Mitchell Santner 50 lakh 15 Deepak Chahar 80 lakh 16 KM Asif 40 lakh 17 Lungi Ngidi 50 lakh 18 Kanishk Seth 20 lakh 19 Dhruv Shorey 20 lakh 20 M Vijay 2 crore 21 Sam Billings 1 crore 22 Mark Wood 1.5 crore 23 Kshitiz Sharma 20 lakh 24 Monu Singh 20 lakh 25 Chaitanya Bishnoi 20 lakh
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