IPL Retained Players List 2018 – Check List with Teams: IPL or Indian Premier League 2018 Season is just around the corner and the buzz of excitement is already filling in the air. Team owners had already started planning to scrap their favorite most valuable players before the auction, known as IPL Retention. Major players like MS Dhoni and David Warner had already been purchased/retained by their previous team owners. The player’s retention list has already released by Indian Premier League Team sides. A total of 18 Players retained by eight franchises. All the eyes now on the VIVO IPL Auctions. This list includes all-rounders, excellent bowlers, batters and what not. Some team had retained 3 players, while other teams have retained two or even one major players. IPL 2018 Auction is going to take place on January 27 and 28, And its good to have some experienced players on their respective side for the big battle of cricket ahead. So, let’s not waste any time and take a look at IPL 2018 Retained list of players who will definitely play for their teams.
Complete list of Retained Players of IPL 2018
- Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja
- Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant
- Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel Also Read: IPL AUCTIONS 2018 – List of Players to be sold in Season 11
- Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
- Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya
- Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan (uncapped)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Royal Challengers Bangalore: The team of Bangalore grabs its most valuable players who have their own experience in the RCB. The list includes Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Khan, and AB De Villiers. These three are all fantasized players ranging from young and powerful Sarfaraz Khan, the dynamic Virat Kohli and the veteran player AB De Villiers. These three are absolutely tremendous and has the ability to bounce back even after a loss and can beat other teams players.
Kolkata Knight Riders: The team of KKR has retained two players for the IPL 2018 Season, Sunil Narine and Andre Rusell. These two players combo is sure to make and take lots of wicket in this IPL season. While Sunil is experienced spin bowler, Andre Russel is capable of hitting the ball very far. Andre is top batter and should be included in top batting line up. It will be interesting to see what other players will this team grab in IPL auction. You can also check The Topmost Expensive Players in IPL History.
Chennai Super Kings: Welcome back with a bang, the returning Chennai Super Kings have retained three Indian stars includes MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja. This trio is the topmost seasoned and veteran players not only for CSK for the Indian cricket team. CSK has won IPL, more than one time and they already look like a team capable of challenging for the title.
Mumbai Indians: Mumbai Indians are the most successful IPL team in the IPL history when considered its brand value. They won the last season of IPL and they have already retained its team captain Rohit Sharma following Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. MI took no chance and retained the maximum three players for this season. While Rohit Sharma is led to take the captaincy of the team and gave a headstart to the batting lineup, Jasprit and Hardik will make the team way to its victory, hopefully again this season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Orange Army had retained its MVP, David Warner, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. This duo could alone make waves of victories of matches in IPL 2018. David is a vice-captain of an Austrailian team, while Bhuvi is a bowler for Indian Cricket Team in T20 formats. Warner has been in tremendous form from the last two seasons for the SRH leading his team to win the 2016 season. Another couple of additions to the team would be a worth watching.
Delhi Daredevils: The daredevils of Delhi, this season they had retained the maximum three players this season. Chris Norris, Rishabh pant, and Shreyas Iyer. Delhi team had always given a chance to younger players and it has shown in this retention. While Morris can guide and hopefully lead the team with other players to the first victory trophy of DD.
Rajasthan Royals: Along with CSK, RR is also set to make its comeback this IPL season. Though it hasn’t retained its maximum limit, the owners had retained Steve Smith. He is one of the best in the world at what he does. He is a great captain and a great captain to build the team with furthermore players.
Kings XI Punjab: The team has retained only one player named Axar Patel. It looks like they will be looking to add new faces to the team after a disappointing run recently. They need to bid carefully in IPL Auction to overcome the massive overhaul and perform well.