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
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