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.
IPL 2018 Player retention
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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.