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IPL 2018 Auction: Date, time, venue, list of players to go under hammer; here's all you need to know

Ahead of the IPL Auction, which is now the talk of the town, we present you everything that you need to know.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 23, 2018 16:53 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI File photographs of previous IPL Auction and trophy

After completing a decade of festivity with intriguing T20 cricket, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to roll for another edition, starting in April 2018. The auctions for the fresh season, which will see the return of discarded teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, is scheduled to be held January 27 and 28.

In the auction, as many as 578 cricketers will go under the hammer. There are 360 Indians and 218 overseas players in the pool, though only 198 players can be bought by all eight franchises in the auction. 

The franchisees will roll in with an allotted a purse of Rs 80 crores, which includes the money they used in retaining the players ahead of the auction.

Each team can buy maximum 25 players, out of which 8 can be overseas cricketers.

Ahead of the IPL Auction, which is now the talk of the town, we present you everything that you need to know.

IPL 2018 Auction Date

January 27-28 (Saturday, Sunday)

IPL Auction Time

9 AM IST onwards

IPL Auction Venue

Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru

​IPL Action Live Broadcast 

Star Network and Hotstar

IPL 2018 Teams

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

IPL 2018 Retention list

MS Dhoni - Retained by Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina - Retained by Chennai Super Kings

Ravindra Jadeja - Retained by Chennai Super Kings

Rishabh Pant - Retained by Delhi Daredevils

Chris Morris - Retained by Delhi Daredevils

Shreyas Iyer - Retained by Delhi Daredevils

Axar Patel - Retained by Kings XI Punjab

Sunil Narine - Retained by Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre Russell - Retained by Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma - Retained by Mumbai Indians

Hardik Pandya - Retained by Mumbai Indians

Jasprit Bumrah - Retained by Mumbai Indians

Steve Smith - Retained by Rajasthan Royals

Virat Kohli - Retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore

AB de Villiers - Retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sarfaraz Khan - Retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore

David Warner - Retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad

Bhuvneshwar Kumar - Retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad

Details of 578 players at IPL Auction

Here’s the full list.

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