IPL Retention 2018: Dhoni returns to CSK

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2018 20:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 4 (ANI): Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which are back into action in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after having faced a two-year ban, have retained key player MS Dhoni for the 11th edition of the league.

Dhoni was the first player to be retained for CSK, followed by Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.

Meanwhile, another franchise, Rajasthan Royals, which were also banned following the IPL fixing scandal, have retained Australian batsman Steven Smith.

In the player retention event held ahead of the league auctions, Royal Challengers Bengaluru retained Virat Kohli for Rs 17 crore, an amount greater than that set by the IPL (Rs 15 crore).

The franchise has also retained South African player AB de Villers and uncapped player Sarfaraz Khan.

Meanwhile Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been retained by Mumbai Indians.

The player auction for the eleventh edition of the IPL is on January 27 and 28.

Following are the players retained by each franchise using the Player Retention option.

Mumbai Indians

Players retained: Rohit Sharma (Rs 15 crore), Hardik Pandya (Rs 11 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 7 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 33 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 47 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 2

Royal Challenges Bangalore

Players retained: Virat Kohli (Rs 17 crore), AB de Villiess (Rs 11 crore), Sarfaraz Khan (Rs 1.75 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 31 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 49 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 2

Kolkata Knight Riders

Players retained: Sunil Narine (Rs 8.5 crore), Andre Russell (Rs 7 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 21 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 59 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 3

Delhi Daredevils

Players retained: Rishabh Pant (Rs 8 crore), Chris Morris (Rs 7.1 crore), Shreyas Iyer (Rs 7 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 33 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 47 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 2

Kings XI Punjab

Players retained: Axar Patel (Rs 6.75 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 12.5 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 67.5 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 3

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Players retained: David Warner (Rs 12 crore), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Rs 8.5 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 21 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 59 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 3

Chennai Super Kings

Players retained: MS Dhoni (Rs 15 crore), Suresh Raina (Rs11 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 7 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 33 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 47 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 2

Rajasthan Royals

Players retained: Steven Smith (Rs 12 crore)

Deduction from salary cap: Rs 12.5 crore

Salary cap remaining for player auction: Rs 67.5 crore

Right-to-match cards left at auction: 2

(ANI)

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