The eleventh season of the IPL is all set to start on 4th April, 2018. Every year before the game begins, the players are auctioned ever since the ceremony began. The players in the team decide the fate of the team. However, Indian Premier League 2018 auction was an “all-encompassing one” with certain rules applied on the “10 year rule”. The auction took place on 27 January and the second day will be on 28 January, 2018.
Indian Premier League: The 10 year rule
According to the 10 year rule, every player in every ten years irrespective of their value should be released by the team and made available in the auction. This became effective after BCCI allowed all the franchisees to release five players each. They were required to submit a list of players by 4th January that will be sent for auction.
The retention policy of the game stated that there are two ways in which they could retain their players. Either they could retain three players by direct retention or they could retain a maximum of three through Right to Match Cards. Right to Match (RTM) will be effective in the upcoming auctions.
IPL 2017 vs IPL 2018
This year, the salary cap of the players are increased. Last year the salary cap was Rs 66 crore, this year it has been increased to Rs 80 crore for the players. In the upcoming years, it is expected that the rate of the players would go up to Rs 82 or Rs 85 crore. However, the size of the squad went down from 27 to 25. According to the rule, every player would have minimum of 18 players. In each team, there can be only eight international players.
It is expected that the low category players will gain more. The uncapped players will receive an Rs 10 lakh boost in all the segments. Previously, the salary cap of the low category players were Rs 30 and Rs 50 lakh. This year it is expected to be Rs 75 and Rs 50 lakh.
What is Right to Match?
According to RTM, five players can be retained. Three can be retained through direct retention and three through Right to Match cards. The RTM card will be used during the auctions. Only three RTM cards will be used by the teams irrespective of the number of players they wished to retain. The number of players they wish to retain was submitted by the respective players on 4th January.
As per the Right to Match, if one player is bought by any franchise, the team he used to play for formerly can use the Right to Match card and make a bid to retain the player. These teams can only retain three players by using the RTM card twice in the auction.
Also, if the three players are capped players, RTM card can only be used for the uncapped or overseas players. Like, Chennai Super Kings have Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadega who are the capped players. Hence, the franchise can only use their RTM to buy the uncapped players through the normal process of bidding.
List of sold and unsold players on auction Day 1
Day 1 of IPL saw list on sold and unsold players. Some of the list of sold players of IPL Auction 2018 and the teams include:
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2018
Chennai Super Kings seemed to rule tha market and have the best players. Some of them are Kedhar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, FafDu Plessis and Imran Tahir.
Delhi DareDevils IPL 2018
Delhi Daredevils is an exceptional team that always proves to have the best of players. Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso rabada, Amit Mishra, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Gautam Gambhir, Colin Munro, Jason Roy, Prithwi Shaw, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel.
Kings XI Punjab IPL 2018
Priety Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab just seemed to get any player that it could. The list of players in this team include KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Karun Nair, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, David Miller, yuvraj Singh and Mayank Agarwal.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2018
The knight riders are just that one team that every Bengali is crazy about. Well, this time the team would see some changes with playes like Chis Lynn, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh KArthik, Robin Uthapppa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, KAmlesh Bagarkoti, Shubham Gill and Ishank Jaggi.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2018
Along with some familiar faces you would witness some new faces in the team that include Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav and Mustafizur Rahman.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2018
This royal team would see inclusion of few new faces on the team. They would be Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi and Stuart Binny.
Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2018
Seems like Bangalore really aims at winning this IPL which is why they decided to add the most and best of the players. They may have some new faces with the contunation of old ones. These include Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon Mccullum, NAvdeep Saini, Quinton De Kock, Colin De Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya and Aniket Choudhary.
Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2018
This almost new team in the IPL aims to make it large. Some of the new members with the old ones are Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddhart Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Kane Williamson, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan and Ricky Bhui.
Unsold players of Day 1 IPL 2018
Well, a list of players went unsold at the auction in day 1. They included James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Murali Vijay, Chris Gayle, Jonny Bairstow, Hashim Amla, Joe Root, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Sam Billings, Samel Badree, Martin Guptill, Naman Ojha, IShant Sharma, Ish Sodhi, Ben McDermott, Ankush Bains, Aditya Tare, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Shivam Dubey, Jitesh Sharma, Vishnu Venod, Sheldon Jackson, Prashant Chopra, Himanshu Rana and Rajneesh Gurbani.
List of sold and unsold players on auction Day 2
The auctions Day 2 were no less. Number of players were up for auction and most of them skilled in their own arenas. Like always, every team owner tried to grab its hands on the best. But the greatest shock of the auctions of IPL arrived by Chris Gayle remained unsold on day 1. Well, this was a really disappointing moment for all the cricket and Chris Gayle fans. The players that were sold on the day 2 of auction along with the names of the team they were sold to include:
Chennai Super Kings
This team just doesn’t wish to lose. It has all the skilled performers all over the field. This year the team saw a bit difference in team with some few players. All of them were Shardul Narendra, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Deepak Chahar, Mithcell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma and Chaitany Bishnoi.
This year in the day 2 of auctions the team got to grab hands at some of the best players. These include Shahbaz Nadeem Bowler, Trent Boult, Daniel Christian, Naman Ojha, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Manoj Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane and Sayan Ghosh.
Kings XI Punjab
The teams just seem to be soaring high. These include Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Zadran, Mohit sharma, Barinder Singh Sran, Chris Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Manzoor Dar, Pardeep Sahu and Mayank Dagar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
This Bengal team seems to win the game and got its hands on few good players like Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, ranganath Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Deiport, Javon Searless and Apoorv Vijay Wankhade.
Mumbai Indians always wish to have the greatest players. Some of the new players in the new team include Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff, Jean- Paul Suminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy and Mohsin Khan.
Rajasthan Royals also grabbed its hands on the best players on auction day 2. The new players include Jaydeb Unadkat, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh Bowler, Aryaman Vikram, Midhun S All- Rounder, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, JAtin Saxena, Ankit Sharma and Mahipal Lomror.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The players of Royal Challengers Bangalore include Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter- Nile, M Ashwin, Parthiv Patel Wicket Keeper, Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Pavan Deshpande and Anirudha Ashok Joshi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad didn’t stood behind. They also included some new faces in their teams like Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammed Nabi, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake Batsman, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan and Tanmay Agarwal.
Unsold Players at Day 2
The auction day 2 of IPL also saw a lot of unsold players which included Amit Mishra, Rajat Bhatia, Jalaj Saxena, Pragyan Ojha,Cameron White, corey Anderson, Liam Plunkett and others.