IPL 2018 Player Retention: List of key stars retained by franchises
Now with the retentions done and dusted, the IPL auctions will see a lot of big names go under the hammer. (Photo: AFP/PTI)
Now with the retentions done and dusted, the IPL auctions will see a lot of big names go under the hammer. (Photo: AFP/PTI)
MS Dhoni, known as 'Thala' by the Chennai faithful was the most obvious pick by CSK. (Photo: BCCI)
MS Dhoni, known as 'Thala' by the Chennai faithful was the most obvious pick by CSK. (Photo: BCCI)
Virat Kohli became the highest paid player in the IPL after RCB opted to retain their skipper. (Photo: BCCI)
Virat Kohli became the highest paid player in the IPL after RCB opted to retain their skipper. (Photo: BCCI)
Mumbai Indians welcomed back IPL's most successful captain Rohit Sharma at a cost of Rs 15 crores. (Photo: PTI)
Mumbai Indians welcomed back IPL's most successful captain Rohit Sharma at a cost of Rs 15 crores. (Photo: PTI)
With the current form that he is in, there was no way Rajasthan Royals would let go of the Australia skipper. The dashing right hander showed his potential by leading RPS to the finals last season. (Photo: BCCI)
With the current form that he is in, there was no way Rajasthan Royals would let go of the Australia skipper. The dashing right hander showed his potential by leading RPS to the finals last season. (Photo: BCCI)
Two-time winners SRH ensured the core of the team was intact by retaining the deadly duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Warner. (Photo: PTI)
Two-time winners SRH ensured the core of the team was intact by retaining the deadly duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Warner. (Photo: PTI)
The lanky South African is a surprise package and provides the perfect balance to the team with his characteristics. (Photo: BCCI)
The lanky South African is a surprise package and provides the perfect balance to the team with his characteristics. (Photo: BCCI)
While there were rumours about CSK not retaining Suresh Raina, the two-time winners made sure they did not let go of one of the most consistent players in the T20 game. Raina also tops the charts for the highest runs scored in the cash-rich league. (Photo: BCCI)
While there were rumours about CSK not retaining Suresh Raina, the two-time winners made sure they did not let go of one of the most consistent players in the T20 game. Raina also tops the charts for the highest runs scored in the cash-rich league. (Photo: BCCI)
Ravindra Jadeja might currently not be a part of Virat Kohli's India side in the limited overs format, but his retention comes as a major boost for CSK. (Photo: BCCI)
Ravindra Jadeja might currently not be a part of Virat Kohli's India side in the limited overs format, but his retention comes as a major boost for CSK. (Photo: BCCI)
AB de Villiers exploits with the bat were enough for the Vijay Mallya-owned side to retain him. The South African even captained the side in the absence of Kohli. (Photo: PTI)
AB de Villiers exploits with the bat were enough for the Vijay Mallya-owned side to retain him. The South African even captained the side in the absence of Kohli. (Photo: PTI)
20-year-old Sarfaraz Khan was the most surprising pick in the auctions, with RCB opting to retain him over the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and KL Rahul. (Photo: BCCI)
20-year-old Sarfaraz Khan was the most surprising pick in the auctions, with RCB opting to retain him over the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and KL Rahul. (Photo: BCCI)
India all-rounder Axar Patel was the lone player to be retained by Kings XI Punjab.  (Photo: PTI)
India all-rounder Axar Patel was the lone player to be retained by Kings XI Punjab. (Photo: PTI)
With Hardik Pandya's stock on the rise in international cricket, the Paltans will bank on the Gujarat all-rounder to lead them to glory once again. (Photo: BCCI)
With Hardik Pandya's stock on the rise in international cricket, the Paltans will bank on the Gujarat all-rounder to lead them to glory once again. (Photo: BCCI)
With Krunal Pandya rumoured to be MI's third pick, Nita Ambani's franchise sparked surprises by retaining India's death over specialist. Bumrah was the joint highest wicket taker for MI last season along with McClenaghan. (Photo: AFP)
With Krunal Pandya rumoured to be MI's third pick, Nita Ambani's franchise sparked surprises by retaining India's death over specialist. Bumrah was the joint highest wicket taker for MI last season along with McClenaghan. (Photo: AFP)
Not only with the ball, Sunil Narine came handy for KKR as an opener in the absence of the injured Chris Lynn. His mystery spin still continues to cause batsmen all sort of headaches. (Photo: PTI)
Not only with the ball, Sunil Narine came handy for KKR as an opener in the absence of the injured Chris Lynn. His mystery spin still continues to cause batsmen all sort of headaches. (Photo: PTI)
Andre Russell joined compatriot Narine in the KKR squad, having emerged as a vital cog in the 2016 edition. (Photo: BCCI)
Andre Russell joined compatriot Narine in the KKR squad, having emerged as a vital cog in the 2016 edition. (Photo: BCCI)
Rishabh Pant was the first player to be picked by Delhi Daredevils. With Ricky Ponting as coach now, there's no doubt that the 20-year-old will continue to shine. (Photo: AFP)
Rishabh Pant was the first player to be picked by Delhi Daredevils. With Ricky Ponting as coach now, there's no doubt that the 20-year-old will continue to shine. (Photo: AFP)
Having cemented his place in the Indian team for the limited-overs, DD have strengthened the spine of their batting line-up with the addition of Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: BCCI)
Having cemented his place in the Indian team for the limited-overs, DD have strengthened the spine of their batting line-up with the addition of Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: BCCI)