VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction list announced


The much-anticipated VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction list is out with 16 marquee players from India and overseas headlining the big pool of 578 players that will go under the hammer in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018. With 18 players retained, 182 slots are up for grabs.

A total of 62 capped Indians and 298 uncapped Indian cricketers will vie for the available slots with 182 capped overseas cricketers, 34 uncapped overseas players and 2 cricketers from Associate Nations.

With ₹2 crore as the highest reserve price, 36 players, including 13 Indians, have opted for the top bracket.  Marquee Players R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Shakib Hasan – each priced at ₹2 crore – will set the tone as an intense battle is set to follow, BCCI has stated in a Press release.

M Vijay, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Yuzvendra Chahal and Karn Sharma have also set their base price at₹2 crore and will hope to attract high bids as the eight franchises look to build their teams for the upcoming seasons.

The below list contains the individual breakdown of Capped Players as per their base price.

Base Price (INR) Total Indians Overseas
2 Crore 36 13 23
1.5 Crore 32 5 27
1 Crore 31 9 22
75 Lacs 23 5 18
50 Lacs 122 30 92


The breakdown of Uncapped Players as per their base price is as below.

Base Price (INR) Total Indians Overseas
40 Lacs 14 8 6
30 Lacs 17 10 7
20 Lacs 303 280 23


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Mr. Rajiv Shukla, Chairman, IPL said: “A lot of strategizing and number-crunching is involved before a cricketer is picked at the VIVO IPL Player Auction. The dynamic nature of the auction makes it unpredictable and exciting. The eight franchises have given us an indication of what their core would be with their Player Retentions and the VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction will be an important step towards the creation of a successful team. The marquee list is full of star players, but I am also looking forward to the uncapped Indian players who have proved their mettle in the earlier editions of the VIVO IPL and are sure to attract high bids.”