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Kohli, Dhoni retained; Gayle, Gambhir released

List of retained players for Indian Premier League T20 2018 has been finalized. 18 players have been retained by the franchises.

RCB’s Virat Kohli is the most paid player among the retained players. SRH’s David Warner and CSK’s are the joint second-highest paid players.

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Four teams have retained maximum three players each. Two teams have retained two each. Rajasthan Royals have retained Australia captain Steve Smith and Axar Patel is retained by King XI Punjab. RR, KXIP, KKR ans SRH are teams with most salary caps left.

The mega auction for VIVO IPL 2018 will be on January 27 and 28.

List of players retained by the franchises:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (INR 17 crore), AB de Villiers (INR 11 crore), Sarfaraz Khan (1.75 crore)

RTM cards left: 2

Salary cap left: INR 49 crore (US $7.7m)

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (INR 15 crore), Suresh Raina (INR 11 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (INR 7 crore)

RTM cards left: 2

Salary cap left: INR 47 crore (US $7.4m)

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (INR 15 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (INR 11 crore), Hardik Pandya (INR 7 crore)

RTM cards left: 2

Salary cap left: INR 47 crore

Delhi Daredevils: Chris Morris (INR 8 crore), Risabh Pant (INR 7.1 crore), Shreyas Iyer (INR 7 crore)

RTM cards left: 2

Salary cap left: INR 47 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine (INR 8.5 crore), Andre Russell (INR 7 crore)

RTM cards left: 3

Salary cap left: INR 59 crore (US $9.2m)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (INR 15 crore), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (INR 8.5 crore)

RTM cards left: 3

Salary cap left: INR 59 crore

Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (INR 12 crore)

RTM cards left: 3

Salary cap left: INR 67.5 crore

Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel (INR 6.5 crore)

RTM cards left: 3

Salary cap left: INR 67.5 crore (US $10.6m) 1 of 1

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