The fever of the IPL has already begun as the 11th season of the most exciting cricket event is going to start from 4th April 2018. On 4th January, all the teams have announced their retained IPL 2018 Player List and there are many shocks for the viewers. Let’s find out the list of the player retained in IPL by their teams and who have missed the bus.
Retained IPL 2018 Player List
On 4th January, all the IPL franchisee announced their list of retained players in IPL for the 11th edition. It was one of the biggest news in the beginning of the New Year. All the 8 IPL teams have announced their retained IPL 2018 Player List. Along with the list of player retained in IPL, there was another great news for the fans as two teams Chennai Super King and Rajasthan Royal is back again for the 11th edition of the tournament after the ban.
So, here is the list of retained players in IPL: –
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Khan, AB de Villiers|
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunil Narine, Andrew Russell|
|Kings XI Punjab||Axar Patel|
|Delhi Daredevils||Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris|
|Rajasthan Royals||Steve Smith|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja|
Surprises in the IPL 2018 Player List
IPL is a game of completely unexpected things. You have experienced matches getting changed within seconds, but there are many surprises in the list of the retained players in IPL too. So, let’s check out the surprises and the expected ones.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: – Both Warner and Bhuvneshwar were expected by all to get retained. But the surprise came when the team didn’t keep in form opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. The RTM process is still there, but it was definitely a big shock for the Dhawan fans,
- RCB: – One of the best batting line up in IPL will definitely miss the presence of Chris Gayle.
- Kolkata Knight Riders: – This was one of the biggest shocks in the announcement of the retained IPL 2018 Player List as the two-time winning captain and one of the leading run scorers Gautam Gambhir was not in the list of the retained players in IPL for KKR.
Rest of the team is same as anticipated by the experts. CSK calling back their two-time title-winning captain MS Dhoni along with Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. The comeback of CSK and Rajasthan Royals in the 11th edition will definitely add more sparks to the excitement of the IPL.
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The retained IPL 2018 Player List has been declared by the IPL franchisee. A lot of names are as it is as expected, but there are too many surprises too as many renowned names are not included in the list. The news of the rest of the squad will come by the end of January.