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IPL 2018 Player retention – Up to 3 Players, Right to Match 2 Players

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 IPL 2018 Player retention

Indian Premier League 2018 will still play in April-May next year, but speculation surrounding the game is increasing day by day. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will return to the league after the two-year suspension ends. Now one question in everyone mind is that How many players can a team retain in the IPL 2018? IPL 2018 Auction Set to take place in Bangalore on January 27 and 28. The last date for player retention is January 4.

IPL Retentions Rules

5 Player retentions in IPL 2018

  • Combination of max 3 retentions / 3 RTM
  • If no retention, upto 3 RTM.

Player retention

  • Max 3 capped Indian players
  • Max 2 uncapped Indian players
  • Max 2 overseas players

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will return to the Indian Premier League in 2018, and of course, the players will need to build their squads. CSK will retain players and try to get ‘Captain Cool’ back. Chennai Super Kings want to retain those players who have them before, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina are two players, they definitely want to catch up. They both have a great relationship with the area, and it will be too big for fans that they play two for the Super Kings.

Players that CSK can retain or get back in the auction through a right to match option

  • MS Dhoni
  • R Ashwin
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Baba Aparajith
  • Ankush Bains
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Brendon McCullum
  • Dwayne Smith
  • Andrew Tye
  • Irfan Pathan
  • Ishwar Pandey

Rajasthan Royals have said that they do not want to retain any player, and 2018 will be a clean slate in the IPL season and new players with new players for the team. This is a big decision, especially for a team that is probably one of the lowest budgets in the league, it would be interesting to see how they do in 2018.

Players that RR can retain or get back in the auction through a right to match option

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Steven Smith
  • Ankit Sharma
  • Rajat Bhatia
  • James Faulkner
  • Dhawal Kulkarni

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai won the title for the third time this season and has become one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL. They want to retain their captain, Rohit Sharma, who took the third league trophy in blue. Apart from them, we can see Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga also maintained for another season by the Mumbai Indians management.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

There is no doubt that players will be looking to maintain them, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. Both of them have been extremely consistent in the last two seasons and have taken them to new heights. Losing them from the old order will be a bitter swallow swindling for Hyderabad management, and they will do everything possible to maintain any of these, if not both. Yuvraj Singh is also a valuable player for the team, and it is likely that we can see him again in an orange jersey. David Warner is in great form in the last two seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad in particular, and he has been included in the title in 2016. He is definitely certain to be included in the list made and after a good third season, he and Bhuvneshwar Kumar led Sunrise to win another title in 2018.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir has been their main player, who has led the team from time to time, in the most difficult circumstances. He has been with the team since 2011 and in many, ays KKR is experienced. On their side, we can see Vipul All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who has won many impressive victories in the form of defeat. In bowling, Sunil Narine has done well and it is difficult to imagine that the Knight Riders let them go.

Kings XI Punjab

They are a team requiring massive overhaul after performing dismally, in the last three seasons continuously, they need a side that can perform well. The 2017 season is expected to maintain two best performing players, Hashim Amla and Glenn Maxwell. They need a good batting order, and these two players have a lot to contribute to it.

Delhi Daredevils

Daredevils have built a good team, with the average age of the players in the last few years. They have invested in young talent and till they are not getting any concrete results, there are many names that perform brilliantly. Sanju Samson is a player who had played a good session with Delhi last year and is likely to play for the same team in 2018. Rishabh Pant has done well for his side in 2017 and Delhi can keep him well for the next season. In the foreign department, we can see that either Kagiso Rabada or JP Duminy has been kept. Zaheer Khan can also be retained by the team.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Last but not least, we have Bangalore side Virat Kohli is undoubtedly a player who will be maintained in all situations. We know that he is a big star and his team will not let him go, with the paddle in his team, he can beat anyone in his day and he wants to return after taking the last place in the last season. However, it is possible that we can see AB De Villiers or Chris Gayle (there are more possibilities for the latter). Gayle has not been able to perform consistently in the last two seasons and in order to bring the replacement, it can be a move in the order of inauguration.



In the Indian Premier League, the IPL is leading the chart of most sixes in 2017 and also considering all seasons is Christopher Henry Gayle. Gayle is a Left-handed Batsman.  Chris Gayle hits 251 sixes in 92 matches that he played in his IPL career. Some of the key players near to Gayle in the race of most sixes is Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers. AB de Villiers and David Warner hit 37 & 31 sixes respectively in season 9. In the last season, in IPL 2016, Kohli is included in the list of most sixes in the IPL 2016. He scored 38 sixes in 16 matches in season 9. In addition, Virat earned the title of Orange Cap Holder and Leading Run Scorer of the IPL season.

Cricket is the most adorable and most watched sport in India. IPL is a very popular sport and is going to start soon from the first week of April 2018. The proposed date of IPL 2018 will be from 05 April 2018 to 21 May 2018. And the IPL auction is to be held before the start of the month of February. Check out below for most Sixes In IPL 2018.


David Warner SRH1464112660.4026
Glenn Maxwell KXIP14 31044* 31.00 26
Rishabh Pant DD14 36697 25.92 24
Robin Uthappa KKR 133868742.66 21
Kieron Pollard MI153697032.90 21
Sanju Samson DD1438610227.5719
Aaron Finch GL13300 7225.22 19
Hardik Pandya MI 1524035* 45.20 19
Brendon McCullum GL11 3207229.09 18
Chris Lynn KKR6 28593* 71.25 18


PosName of Player MatInnsRunsHSAvg6’s
1Chris Gayle92 91 3426 175* 43.36 254
2 Rohit Sharma 1421383874109* 33.68 163
3 Suresh Raina 147 143 4098100* 33.59 160
4 Virat Kohli 1391314110 113 38.05 149
5 MS Dhoni 143128 3271 70* 39.40 140
6 AB de Villiers 1201093257 133* 39.24 140
7 Yusuf Pathan 134122 2761 100 30.67 140
8 Yuvraj Singh 108 105 233583 25.38136
9 David Warner 1001003373 109* 38.32 134
10 Kieron Pollard 10697195878 28.79 125
11 Shane Watson 94 912551 104* 32.70 121
12 Virender Sehwag 104104 2728122 27.55 106
13 Brendon McCullum 92 922434 158* 27.97 106
14 Robin Uthappa 135 130339083* 29.47 104
15 Adam Gilchrist 80 802069 109* 27.22 92
16 Dwayne Smith 6463186487* 31.06 92
17 Murali Vijay 100 1002511127 26.43 89
18 JP Duminy 7773199378* 39.86 78
19 Ambati Rayudu 109 102 2325 81* 27.67 76
20 Naman Ojha 98881474 94* 21.05 76


Fastest fifity

The Indian Premier League is an occasion to be celebrated around the world. In the league, many impressive records are performed every year and are overwritten by new players. We are here with another interesting record of 50 fastest and fastest 100 in IPL 2017. As per every year, this event is organized in the month of April-May, this year also has started on April 05 and we will see a magnificent ceremony in Hyderabad on May 21.

This is a Twenty20 format game and in only 20 overs, each batsman puts the maximum number of sixes and highest boundaries on each ball. So that they can put pressure on the opponent and achieve the goal so that they have to score the fastest hundred and the fastest fifty. In each team, many players made centuries and half centuries in a low delivery. We listed the top 10 batsmen who made the fastest 50 and fastest 100 records at least 50 balls in IPL 10. From the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, an Australian batsman David Warner has the highest 126 runs in IPL 10.

He scored the fastest century of this tournament and hosted the fastest 100. Overall, he is making more than 30 half-centuries and is a successful batsman in the IPL history. He is leading the Sunrise team from 2015. Earlier, he was part of Delhi Daredevils. So Here we have list of 10 Batsmen with fastest fifties ipl10.


PlayerTeamMatchDeliveriesSixes Score
Sunil Narine KKRRCB vs KKR 15454
Chris Lynn KKRKKR vs GL 19 893
Aaron Finch GLGL vs RCB 22672
Yuvraj Singh SRHSRH vs RCB 23 3 62
Chris Gayle RCBRCB vs GL 23777
Rahul Tripathi RPSRPS vs KKR 23 793
Robin Uthappa KKR KKR vs DD 244 59
Sanju Samson DDDD vs GL 24761
Jos Buttler MI MI vs KXIP 245 77
David Warner SRH SRH vs KXIP 25451


Player TeamMatchDeliveries SixesScore
DavidWarner SRH SRH vs KKR 438 126
Hashim Amla KXIPKXIP vs MI 58 6 104
Ben Stokes RPS RPS vs GL 616 103
Sanju Samson DDDD vs RPS 625 102


Purple cap 2017

The Indian Premier League, who has taken the most wickets in the tournament, has given the annual prize. This award is given in the form of a purple cap. According to the IPL 2018 schedule, the tournament will start from the first week of April 2018. And after the first match, which will play between the SRH team and the RCB team, we have the first Purple Cap of the IPL 2018 winner. After presenting the orange cap award given to the highest run scorer in the tournament, the highest wicket-taker award was presented in May 2008.

This award is given to a bowler who takes the most wickets in the tournament. After the first match, leading careers are honored with this cap and during the fielding, they wear a cap. The bowler who took the most wickets in the last match is the real winner of this award. Dwayne Bravo won this hat twice in 2013 and 2015. All the talented bowlers and all the batsmen, let’s see how Orange Cap and IPL 2018 purple cap title is going to be very difficult and exciting. In the previous season, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a team member of Hyderabad team, won the title of the highest wicket-taker. He achieved an economy rate of 7.42 in 17 matches at an average of 23.22.


Player TeamMatchOversWicket
Bhuvneshwar KumarSRH1451.225
Jaydev UnadkatRPS1140.522
Mitchell McClenaghanMI1454.019
Imran TahirRPS1247.018
Rashid KhanSRH1452.017
Sandeep SharmaKXIP1348.017
Chris Woakes KKR1344.017
Pawan Negi RCB1232.1 16
Siddarth Kaul SRH1034.4 16
Umesh Yadav KKR134.0 16


2016Bhuvneshwar KumarSRH1723
2015Dwayne BravoCSK 1624
2014Mohit SharmaCSK1623
2013Dwayne BravoCSK1832
2012Morne MorkelDD1625
2011Lasith MalingaMI1628
2010Pragyan OjhaDC1621
2009R. P. SinghDC1623
2008Sohail TanvirRR1122



The event of the most favorite Indian festival cricket comes back again and the Indian Premier League 2018 season will start from the first week of February 2018. Orange Cap is a prize which is given to the batsman’s leading run scorers batsman. This award has been presented to the leading run scorer batsman from the first season of IPL. It was started in the month of April, 2008. As always, the Orange Cap will be given to IPL’s leading run scorer of the 2018 season. During the tournament, the player with the highest run scorer wears that cap during fielding, so that anyone can know which batsman can score the most runs during the season. This process will continue until the final. And finally, the title will be given to the batsman who scored the most runs in the tournament. The last innings of the tournament will be held in the third week of May 2018.

In the previous season 10, IPL 2017, David Warner was honored with the title “Season 10’s Orange Cap Holder”. Kohli was also the highest run scorer in all IPL seasons. This award was first awarded to Brendon McCullum in 2008, but Shaun Marsh was given this award at the end of the tournament and then he became the first holder of this hat.


Player's NameTeamMatRunsHSAvg.
David WarnerSRH1464112628.27
Shikhar DhawanSRH144797736.84
Gautam GambhirKKR1545476*41.27
Suresh RainaGL144428440.18
Steve SmithRPS14 42184*38.27
Hashim AmlaKXIP10420104* 60.00
Manish PandeyKKR1439681* 49.50
Rahul TripathiRPS133889329.84
Robin UthappaKKR133868735.09
Sanju SamsonDD1438610227.57


TeamPlayer's NameSeasonMatchesRuns
RCBVirat Kohli201616973
SRHDavid Warner201514562
KKRRobin Uthappa201416660
CSKMichael Hussey201316733
RCBChris Gayle201215733
RCBChris Gayle201112608
MISachin Tendulker201015618
CSKMatthew Hayden200912572
KXIPShaun Marsh200811


Chris gayle

Chris gayleChristopher Henry Gayle, who has been included in the list of most sixes in IPL 2017, and all the sessions, in the Indian Premier League. Gayle is a left-handed batsman. Chris Gayle played 251 sixes in 92 matches he played in his IPL career. In the race for most sixes, the key players of Gayle, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, AB De Villiers.

In the last season, in IPL 2016, Kohli is included in the list of most sixes in the IPL 2016. He scored 38 sixes in 16 matches in season 9. In addition, Virat earned the title of Orange Cap Holder and Leading Run Scorer of the IPL season. AB de Villiers and David Warner scored 37 and 31 sixes respectively in 9 and 10 respectively. See who will be the topmost in the list of sixes in IPL 10.

Cricket is the most adorable and most watched sport in India. IPL is a very popular sport and is going to start soon from the first week of April 2018. The proposed date of IPL 2018 will be from 05 April 2018 to 21 May 2018 And before the IPL auction, the league is about to begin in the month of February 2018.

Longest Sixes IPL 10

BatsmanTeamDistance(in m)Against
Travis HeadRCB109KKR
M S DhoniRPS105 (approx.)RCB
Aaron FinchGL105RCB
Chris GayleRCB104GL
Chris GayleRCB103SRH
Chris Moris DD102RPS
AB de Villiers RCB102KXIP
Sanju SamsonDD99GL
Dwayne SmithGL98RPS
Rahul TripathiRPS98RCB

Here is the list of Top 10 longest sixes of previous season. The biggest six of previous season was shots by Ben Cutting which has covered the range of 117 meter.


BatsmanTeamDistance (in m)Against
Ben CuttingSRH117RCB
AB de VillersRCB111SRH
Shane WatsonRCB109RPS
Sanju SamsonDD108MI
Glen MaxwellKXIP108RPS
Ambati Rayudu MI108RCB
Shane WatsonRCB108RPS
Yuvraj SinghSRH107RCB
Manan VohraKXIP105GL
Rohit SharmaMI104 RPS

IPL Tournament Winners List


IPL is very interesting T-20 premiere league played every year in month of April in India since last 10 years. Here is the list of the IPL tournament winners with final result and Man of the match for the same.

IPL Tournament Winners







Rajasthan Royals 

Chennai Super Kings

Rajasthan beat Chennai by 3 wickets 

Yusuf Pathan (56 of 39 balls)


Deccan Chargers

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Deccan beat Bangalore by 6 runs 

Anil Kumble (4 wickets for 16 runs)


Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians

Chennai beat Mumbai by 22 runs 

Suresh Raina (57 runs)


Chennai Super Kings

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chennai won by 58 runs 

Murali Vijay (95 runs of 52 balls)


Kolkata Knight Riders

Chennai Super Kings

Kolkata won by 5 wickets 

Manvinder Bisla (89 of 48 balls)


Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai won by 23 runs 

Kieron Pollard (60 of 32 ball)


Kolkata Knight Riders

Kings XI Punjab

Kolkata won by 3 wickets

Manish Pandey (94 of 50 balls)


Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai won by 41 runs 

Rohit Sharma (50 of 26 balls)


Sunrisers Hydrabad

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunrisers won by 8 runs

BCJ Cutting (2 wickets & 39 runs

Top 10 Batsmen of Vivo IPL 2018.


Indian Premier League (IPL) is an event where on bigger wages, some of the best batsmen from all across the world come to play. Being a fan of the event, you may want to know whether who are going to be the top 10 batsmen of Vivo IPL 2018.

Let’s get started with our list.

1) Virat Kohli:

virat kohli

The current captain of Indian cricket team, his team in IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore, and one of the greatest batsmen ever, Kohli will be the topmost player people will be looking forward to watching. He is currently in his prime and in such great form, his fans will be looking forward to his aggressive and classy batting.

2) Ab De Villiars:


A great batsman with a super aggressive batting style with some unique shots. The shots he plays, the runs he scores and with the speed he does, surely he will at least be the second most awaited player in this year’s event. we have seen some great hitters but what this guy does makes you simply speechless.

3) Chris Gayle:

Chris Gayle

He is a West Indian star cricketer who is known for his aggressive batting style, big sixes, and of course, his dance steps are very famous as well. Chris Gayle is also one of the most expensive and demanded batsmen of Indian Premier League. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

4) MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni recently turned into the former captain of Indian cricket team and without any doubt, he has been the greatest captain of Indian team of all-time. He has won a T20 International cup and a World Cup with the most successful track record as an Indian captain. He mentored Chennai Super Kings and after the termination of the franchise from the IPL, he is now the captain of Rising Pune Super Giants.

5) Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricketer and he is loved by his fans. He also played ICC Championship Trophy and with his efforts, he leads India toward victory in many matches. He is mostly seen as an opener and in IPL, he plays for Sun Risers Hyderabad.

6) Kane Williamson:


Kane Williamson is a star batsman from New Zealand who is currently the captain of his national side and of course, he will be one of the top 10 batsmen in Vivo IPL 11 due to the form he is in. He has currently signed for Sun Risers Hyderabad for IPL 2018.

7) David Warner:

David Warner

David Warner is an Australian cricketer and in IPL he plays for Sun Riser Hyderabad. He is also the Vice-Captain of Australian cricketer team. He has an aggressive batting style and because of that, he has a huge fan following. David Warner was the top contender for the Orange Cap for last season.

8) Rohit Sharma:

Rohit Sahrma

The captain of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma is a star batsman who plays for the national side and Mumbai Indians and is one of their key players. He is a right-handed batsman and when he is set, it becomes really difficult for the bowlers to get him out. Rohit Sharma is also a part of Indian cricket team and he can be found sending balls towards the boundaries in each and every match.

9) Suresh Raina:

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is an Indian star cricketer who plays for his national side and Gujarat Lions as left handed middle order batsman, a part time bowler, and is one of the key fielders on the pitch. He has represented the team of Chennai Super Kings from 2008 to 2014. In the last season of IPL, he was associated with Gujarat Lions and he performs in each and every match for the team.

10) Gautam Gambhir:

gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir The quiet and talented Indian batsman. He has played for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008 to 2014.He also plays for Indian cricket team and he is one of the openers. At present, he is still associated with Kolkata Knight Riders and he is also the backbone of the team as he helped the team in reaching the finals in the last season as well.

 Wrapping Up:

Some other batsmen, who have performed amazing feats with their bats in IPL. The new season of IPL is being waited for the new records to be set and old ones to be broken.

Will M.S Dhoni go with CSK or KKR in IPL 2018?


M.S Dhoni with CSK or KKR in IPL 2018?

shahrukh khan and dhoni

MS Dhoni is widely regarded as one of the most successful players in the Indian Premier League. The wicketkeeper-batsman, as captain of the Chennai Super Kings, won the IPL and Champions League T20 on two occasions. Dhoni’s ability to lead and finish close matches transformed CSK into the most dominant team in the IPL.

After two years of Ban on CSK, Dhoni played for Pune Supergiants. As captain, Mahi failed to weave his magic at Pune in the first season and Steve Smith was handed the captaincy for the 10th edition of the tournament.

Currently, there is no clarity for GL and RPS in IPL. In next IPL 2018, CSK and RR are coming back so there is no clarification on GL and RPS will they play in IPL or not.

There is no doubt that every owner would like to sign up Dhoni. Even Badshah of Bollywood and Co-Owner of KKR also wants Dhoni to be the part of his team.

When does a question ask to Shah Rukh Khan whether he would be interested in having Dhoni at KKR? He replied, “Yaar main toh usko apna pyjama bech ke bhi kharid lun, wo aaye toh auction mein (I’m ready to sell my pyjama for buying MS Dhoni but that can happen only when he is available for auction right?)”. The Raees actor didn’t mince his words while expressing the love for the former Indian captain but when asked about his continuous absence from the majority of IPL matches, Shah Rukh expressed his disappointment. “I want to attend the majority of them but unfortunately due to the work schedule, I missed many of them last year. Shah Rukh is quoted as saying by Sporstwallah.

What do others say about SRK comment on Dhoni in KKR?

As per the News18.com, they said, “Shah Rukh Khan Ready to Sell his Pyjama to Make MS Dhoni a Kolkata Knight Riders Player”

According to mid-day.com, “Shah Rukh Khan wants MS Dhoni in KKR so bad he’s ready to sell even his pyjamas”

Business Insider.in, “SRK wants Dhoni for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018”.

india.com said, “Shah Rukh Khan ready to sell his pyjama to have MS Dhoni at Kolkata Knight Riders”

Zeenews said, “KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan willing to sell even his pyjama to buy MS Dhoni at 2018 auction”.

indianexpress.com said, “I’m ready to sell my ‘pyjama’ to buy MS Dhoni, says KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan”

NDTV said, “MS Dhoni with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018? Shah Rukh Khan Says This”.

Shah Rukh may have his chance next season when the contracts of all players playing are up for renewal. As it stands, it means that the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will be in the auction for the highest bidders. Needless to say, quite a few records are set to broken in next year’s IPL auctions.

It remains to be seen if Shah Rukh manages to get his wish and land MS Dhoni or not since the wicketkeeper will be highly sought come auction day.

So now, We have to wait for IPL 2018 Auction and see whether Dhoni is in CSK or with SRK?

Top 5 IPL Highest Salary Players.


Top 5 IPL Highest Salary Players:

IPL is most entertaining and rich cricket league in the world. It is also the platform for youngsters to show their talent. IPL comes with full of prizes for talented players. By showing their talent youngsters earn a handful of money also. For young talent places in national team’s board is now looking into player’s IPL performance too. IPL has helped many players to enter in national teams like Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi etc.

Here is the list of Top 5 IPL Highest Salary Players:

Name Team Salary Year Signed In
Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore Rs 125 Million 2014
MS Dhoni Rising Pune Supergaint Rs 125 Million 2016
Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 100 Million 2014
Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians Rs 115 Million 2014
Suresh Raina Gujarat Lions Rs 125 Million 2016



  1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (₹125 million)
  2. Virat Kohli (₹125 million)
  3. Suresh Raina (₹125 million)
  4. Rohit Sharma (₹115 million)
  5. Gautam Gambhir (₹100 million)