Everything you need to know about IPL 2018 Auction


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Everything you need to know about IPL 2018 Auction

The 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) is coming closer. After retention of players, it’s time for IPL 2018 Auction which is scheduled to be held on 27 and 28 January in Bangalore.


Everything you need to know about IPL 2018 Auction

  • 2018 IPL Mega Auction is to be held on 27 and 28 January in Bengaluru.
  • A total of 1122 players were signed up for the IPL 2018 Auction. Among 1122 players, 281 are capped players and 838 uncapped players which include 778 Indian players and 3 players from the Associate nations. Apart from Indian players from 13 countries were signed up for IPL 2018 Auction.
  • A total of 578 players will go under the hammer at the IPL 2018 Auction; which include 360 Indian players and 218 overseas players. Final list of IPL 2018 Auction Player List

Country-wise Players for IPL 2018 Auction

Country No. of Players
India 778
Australia 58
South Africa 57
West Indies 39
Sri Lanka 39
New Zealand 30
England 26
Afghanistan 13
Bangladesh 8
Zimbabwe 7
Ireland 2
USA 2
Scotland 1


  • Riyan Parag (16 years) is the youngest player on the IPL 2018 Auction List.
  • Pravin Tambe (46 years) is the eldest players on the IPL 2018 Auction List.

Squad Size

  • Squad Size of the team can be maximum 25 players and minimum 18 players.
  • Maximum 8 overseas players
  • Earlier the maximum squad size was 27 players and maximum overseas players were limited to 9.

Salary Cap

  • Salary Cap for IPL 2018 is increased by Rs 14 crores and rose to Rs 80 crores from earlier Rs 66 crores.
  • Each team has to spend 75% (Rs 60 crores) of its salary cap until the auction.

Check:List of Players with Rs. 2, 1.5 and 1 Crore Base Prices

Salary Cap Remaining After Retention

IPL Team Salary Cap Remaining
Chennai Super Kings
(CSK)
Rs. 47 Crores
Delhi Daredevils
(DD)
Rs. 47 Crores
Kings XI Punjab
(KXIP)
Rs. 67.5 Crores
Kolkata Knight Riders
(KKR)
Rs. 59 Crores
Mumbai Indians
(MI)
Rs. 47 Crores
Rajasthan Royals
(RR)
Rs. 67.5 Crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore
(RCB)
Rs. 49 Crores
Sunrisers Hyderabad
(SRH)
Rs. 59 Crores

Base Prize

  • For capped players base price have five categories as Rs 2 Crores, Rs 1.5 Crores, Rs 1 Crores, Rs 75 Lakhs and Rs 50 Lakhs
  • For uncapped players, base price has three categories as Rs 40 Lakhs, Rs 30 Lakhs and Rs 20 Lakhs

RTM (Right-To-Match)

  • RTM (Right-To-Match) Card, is an option available to teams to retain its player after the auction. To retain the player the team has to match the bid amount at which the player is sold at the new auction (IPL 2018 Auction).

RTM remaining after Retention

IPL Team RTMs Avialable
Chennai Super Kings
(CSK)
2
Delhi Daredevils
(DD)
2
Kings XI Punjab
(KXIP)
3
Kolkata Knight Riders
(KKR)
3
Mumbai Indians
(MI)
2
Rajasthan Royals
(RR)
3
Royal Challengers Bangalore
(RCB)
2
Sunrisers Hyderabad
(SRH)
3
  • As Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have retained three Indian capped players, now no RTMs can be used by them for Indian capped players.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have retained their two foreign players, now they can use RTMs for only Indian players.