IPL 2018: Amount of money left with each franchise for the auctions
The Indian Premier League fever is back. Fans across the world were glued to their television sets to find out the retention plans for each side.
There were a few surprises as Gautam Gambhir and Chris Gayle were not retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively.
Apart from them, most of the high-profile names were retained by their respective franchises. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will continue to play for RCB and Mumbai Indians respectively and MS Dhoni will be back to Chennai Super Kings after two years.
Virat Kohli was retained by RCB for Rs. 17 crore.
David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad while Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were retained by Delhi Daredevils.
Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab decided to retain only one player each with the former retaining Steve Smith and the latter retaining Axar Patel.
Here is the amount of money left with each franchise after the retentions:
Chennai Super Kings: Rs. 47 crore (80-33)
Players retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja
Big names left out: Dwayne Bravo, Brendon Mccullum, Faf du Plessis
Delhi Daredevils: Rs. 47 crore (80-33)
Players retained: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant.
Big names left out: Quinton de Kock
Kings XI Punjab Rs. 67.5 crore (80-12.5)
Player retained: Axar Patel
Big names left out: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs. 59 crore (80-21)
Players retained: Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.
Big names left out: Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey.
Mumbai Indians: Rs. 47 crore (80-33)
Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah
Big names left out: Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard.
Rajasthan Royals: Rs. 67.5 crore (80-12.5)
Player retained: Steve Smith
Big names left out: Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs. 49 crore (80-31)
Players retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan
Big names left out: Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Gayle.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs. 59 crore (80-21)
Players retained: David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Big names left out: Yuvraj Singh, Rashid Khan.