• 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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