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VIVO IPL 2018: Some Interesting Facts

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IPL Astrology

Great Buzz! About VIVO IPL 2018 already begins with the amazing auction by team franchises in formation of new squads and combination as well as the support staff. All fans and lovers must pull up their socks now to form their strategies as teams already starting planning about the opposition.

The schedule of11th season of VIVO IPL 2018 is from 7th April to 27th May, 2018. This season a lot more enthusiasm among fans with returning of two big teams CHENNAI SUPER KINGS and RAJASTHAN ROYALS. Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant will not be there in 11th season due to their contacts ended after two seasons.

Teams for 11th Season of VIVO IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL Auction

The 2018 IPL auction thrills the world with all new strategies, planning and plotting. All teams’ franchises had a total of Rs 80 Crore to spend for the formation of squad of 25 members. And out of that 8 overseas players are allowed this season for each team. Also, teams can retain 5 players by virtue of retention and Right to Match. A total of 1000 players sign up for IPL 2018 and only 578 players go under the hammer for teams but only 169 players had been picked by all franchise in the auction.

Why IPL 2018 is even more thrilling and exciting?

The Excitement begins with new rules and innovation. Let’s have some interesting facts and news:

  1. A total of only 18 players retained by franchises instead of 40. And more big players are left for auction to be sold.

  2. Chennai had retained MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina. In an auction biggest bid goes to Kedar Jadhav (7.8 Crore) and some more key players are Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Imran Tahir etc.

  3. Delhi Daredevils had retained Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris and Shreyas Iyer. In an auction, highest bid for Glen Maxwell (9 Crore) and other big players are Kagiso Rabada, Mohd. Shami, Gautam Gambhir, and Trent Boult.

  4. Kings XI Punjab had only retained Axar Patel and highest bid in an auction for KL Rahul(11 Crore) with other big players are R. Ashwin, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, M. Stoinis and David Miller.

  5. Kolkata Knight Riders had retained only Andre Russel and Sunil Naraine. In an auction KKR spends 9.6 Crore for Chris Lynn and other players are M. Starc, M. Johnson,K. Yadav. They also pic three junior world champions K. Nagarkoti, S. Mavi and Shubman Gill.

  6. Mumbai Indians had retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. Franchise bid 8.8 Crore for Krunal Pandya. Other players are K. Pollard, P. Cummins, M. Rehman, and Even Lewis.

  7. Rajasthan Royals had retained only Steven Smith.Their home ground SMS Stadium Jaipur, also returning to IPL after 4 years. In an auction, they bid IPL 2018 highest 12.5 Crore for B. Strokes. Other big players are S. Samson, J. Butler, A Rahane and J. Unadkat.

  8. Royal Challengers Bangalore had retained Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan. In an auction they bid highest for Chris Woakes (7.4 crore). Other players are Y. Chahal, B. McCullum, Q. De Kock, U. Yadav and N. Coulter Nile.

  9. Sunrisers Hyderabad had retained only David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In an auction highest 11 Crore bid for Manish Pandey. Other big players are S. Dhawan, K. Williamson, C. Braithwate, S. Al Hasan, Y Pathan and R. Khan.

  10. Big players remain unsold in auction are Lasith Malinga, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, Hashim Amla and Joe Root.

  11. There are also many changes in teams support staff, Head Coaches for teams are DD- R. Ponting, CSK- S. Fleming, RCB- G. Kirston, KXIP- Brad Hodge, MI- M. Jayawardene, SH- Tom Moody, RR- Paddy Upton and KKR- Jacques Kallis.

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Astro raj
Sports Pundit member @T20_Predictions

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