IPL 2018 auction LIVE, Day 1, Bengaluru:

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Welcome to our Live coverage of Day 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 mega auction from Bengaluru. After the IPL retention process, the franchises now have a trimmed purse. Rajasthan Royals (67.5 cr), Kings XI Punjab (67.5 cr), Sunrisers Hyderabad (59 cr), Kolkata Knight Riders (59 cr), Chennai Super Kings (47 cr), Delhi Daredevils (47 cr), Royal Challengers Bangalore (49 cr), Mumbai Indians (47 cr). Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal are some of the key players among the Indian lot to watch out today. Rashid Khan, Ben Stokes, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Lynn are some of the overseas players to watch out for. Here is a list of 10 overseas players to watch out for.


09: 54 am IST: While the franchises can still retain some of their key players using the Right To Match card, it won’t be possible if the big is too high for those key players.


9: 50 am IST: The stage is set and the owners are shaking hands with each other.


09: 40 am IST: Rashid Khan, the sensational spinner from Afghanistan, is likely to be one of the most expensive players today. He has been in sublime form in the Big Bash League as well.


09: 30 am IST: Richard Madley recently revealed that his most unique was selling Shane Warne to Rajasthan Royals. First bid. First player sold. And the Rajasthan Royals went on to win the first IPL title.


09: 22 am IST: Ben Stokes, Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo are some of the big overseas players in every franchise’s list. Considering Stokes and Bravo are world class all-rounders, despite a reduced purse, franchise owners won’t mind spending big bucks for them.


09: 15 am IST: Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul are some of the key Indian players franchises would be targetting.


09: 08 am IST: Richard Madley will be hosting the auctions for the 11th time in a row. Here’s what he posted from his account a while back.

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9: 04 am IST: Yuvraj Singh has had a interesting history at the auctions. It remains to be seen whether he will be one of the highlights from today’s auction as well.


9:00 IST: The seating arrangement is here for all the franchises:

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Each team has already retained players and are now coming with the limited purse amount they are left with after retention. The cap for each team was increased from last season from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore. In the next two auctions, the cap will further go up to Rs 82 crore and Rs 85 crore, respectively. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have retained 3 players each and hence have the minimum purse balance for the auctions.

Let us have a look at what is the purse amount each team has, Right To Match cards and players retained:

1. Rajasthan RoyalsOne of the two teams to retain just one player. This certainly gives them a leverage when they go to auction. Always known as the wise ones, RR will go in the auction with a bigger purse and would have to see what purchases they make to build a team around Steve Smith.

Salary Cap remaining: 67.5 crores

Player retained: Steve Smith

Amount paid: 12 crores

Amount deducted: 12.5 crores

Right to Match: 3

2. Kings Eleven PunjabPunjab is one of the other team to retain just one player. They chose Axar Patel after having Hashim Amla, David Miller and Glenn Maxwell among their choices. Will they be considered as wise to retain Axar Patel, only time will tell.

Salary Cap remaining: 67.5 crores

Players retained: Axar Patel

Amount paid: 6.75 crores

Amount deducted: 12.5 crores

Right to Match: 3

3. Sunrisers HyderabadThe Hyderabad team retained David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, the SRH have left the leg-spinner Rashid Khan and Shikhar Dhawan to go under the hammer. They will be going with three RTM cards and it is to be seen how will they approach.

Salary Cap remaining: 59 crores

Players retained: David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Amount paid: 12 crores (Warner), 8.5 crores (Bhuvneshwar)

Amount deducted: 21 crores

Right to Match: 3

4. Kolkata Knight Riders The KKR management retained two West Indians – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine. The biggest surprise comes around with Gautam Gambhir, who guided KKR twice for the coveted trophy was not retained by the team.

Salary Cap remaining: 59 crores

Players retained: Andre Rusell and Sunil Narine

Amount paid: 8.5 crores (Narine), 7 crores (Rusell)

Amount deducted: 21 crores

Right to Match: 3

5. Chennai Super KingsThe team that everyone had speculated about reunites its two favourite players – MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina – in the yellow jerseys. After moving from obvious choices CSK retained Ravindra Jadeja over Tamil Nadu player Ravichandran Ashwin. It will be interesting to see CSK in the auctions who are spoiled for choices as they have Brendon McCullum, DJ Bravo, Faf du Plessis besides Ashwin to choose from. (IPL 2018: From MS Dhoni’s CSK reunion to Virat Kohli’s ‘record’ RCB retention- Here’s all you need to know)

Salary Cap remaining: 47 crores

Players retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja

Amount paid: 15 crores (Dhoni), 11 crores (Raina), 7 crores (Jadeja)

Amount deducted: 33 crores

Right to Match: 2

6. Delhi DaredevilsThe South African all-rounder Chris Morris and young lads Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer have been retained by the ever-struggling Delhi team. As on the expected lines, Delhi Daredevils retained the Chris Morris, who is undoubtedly one of the finest all-rounders in world cricket. They have two young promising batsmen in Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who have made headlines last year with his performances.

Salary Cap remaining: 47 crores

Players retained: Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant

Amount paid: 8 crores (Pant), 7.1 crores (Morris), 7 crores (Iyer)

Amount deducted: 33 crores

Right to Match: 2

7. Royal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli, AB de Villiers are the mainstay and were retained but the biggest surprise of the IPL Retention event was uncapped player Sarfraz Khan being chosen over established players like Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc.

Salary Cap remaining: 49 crores

Players retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan

Amount paid: 17 crores (Kohli), 11 crores (de Villiers), 1.75 crores (Khan)

Amount deducted: 31 crores

Right to Match: 2

8. Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah have been retained by the Mumbai team. The three-time IPL champions where among the first few franchises to make their list official. They will be going to auctions with two Righ To Match (RTM) cards. Earlier, the rumour mill had churned that Pandya brothers would be retained ahead of Keiron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah.

Salary Cap remaining: 47 crores

Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah

Amount paid: 15 crores (Sharma), 11 crores (Pandya), 7 crores (Bumrah)

Amount deducted: 33 crores

Right to Match: 2

The mega-auction being held in a total of 578 cricketers have been shortlisted to go under the bidding process from the original list of 1,122. Out of those, it includes 360 Indian players (62 capped & 298 uncapped) and 182 overseas players (34 uncapped & 2 Associates nation players). The franchises can keep a maximum of 25 players including eight overseas players, as opposed to nine last year, and the minimum number of players for each team is 18. From that, it can be inferred out of 578 players a maximum of 200 players will get the IPL contract. (IPL 2018 Auction: 5 players ideal for captain’s responsibility in season 11)

What are the base prices for the auction?

With this being a fresh auction, quite a few players are in the top base price bracket of Rs 2 crore. In a total of 36 players, 13 are Indians while 23 are overseas players. The list of Indian players includes R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Karn Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uthappa.

The overseas players under this bracket are: Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Cameron White, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, Angelo Mathews, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard.

What the base price-wise category of players?

Base Price 2 crore: R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Karn Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Cameron White, Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, Angelo Mathews, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard.

Base Price 1.5 crore: Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, David Miller, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis, Harry Gurney, Hashim Amla, Jason Holder, Jason Roy, Jaydev Unadkat, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kyle Abbott, Lendl Simmons, Mark Wood, Michael Klinger, Moeen Ali, Mohit Sharma, Moises Henriques, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Peter Handscomb, Ravi Bopara, Shaun Marsh, Steven Finn, Travis Head, Trent Boult, Washington Sundar.

Base Price 1 crore: Adam Zampa, Alex Hales, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Dwayne Smith, Jason Behrendorff, JP Duminy, Lasith Malinga, Manish Pandey, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Imran Tahir, Mustafizur Rahman, Parthiv Patel, Piyush Chawla, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Sanju Samson, Shakib Al Hasan, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha.

What is a Right To Match (RTM) card?

A Right-To-Match (RTM) card gives the franchises the opportunity to buy back its player during the auction by matching the highest bid made for the player by another franchise, once the bidding is over. For example, if Royal Challengers Bangalore have not retained Chris Gayle, and Sunrisers Hyderabad make the highest bid for the West Indian batsman in the auctions, then RCB can retain him using an RTM card.

The schedule for the cricketing razzmatazz is already out with April 7 being the commencing date at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the league will continue until May 27 with the Final slated in Mumbai.

 

Source by:-timesnownews

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