In the Vivo IPL event the Mumbai indians who happen to be three times winner of the IPL season retained its old players. The two time winner Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore also retained it’s three players on Thursday at the retention event..
The eight franchises together retained 18 players, including the lone uncapped player in batsman Sarfaraz Khan who agreed to play for a sum of ₹1.75 crore, although the guideline price for the uncapped player was ₹3 crore. The Chennai super kings placed its faith in its charismatic leader MS Dhoni along with Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, while India captain Virat Kohli was retained by RCB for an agreed upon price of ₹17 crore, an amount that will be deducted from the franchise’s salary purse of ₹80 crore for the 11th edition.
RCB nominated South African batsman A. B. de Villiers as the second retention player at a cost of ₹11 crore.
As expected, CSK retained Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, Mumbai Indians nominated Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah and Delhi Daredevils chose Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer.
Royals retain Steve Smith There was no other significant surprise with inaugural winner Rajasthan Royals retaining a lone player in Australian captain Steve Smith and Kings XI Punjab going for all-rounder Axar Patel at an agreed sum of ₹6.75 crore. Reflecting on CSK’s return to the league, team director George John said: “We are excited. We are looking forward to building a team. We just want to retain the core, which is what we have always done.”