IPL 2018 Teams Squads & Players List: IPL 2018 is nearby and all the teams are now geared up to set the cricketing world on fire through their slam-bang action. The IPL 11 auction was conducted on 27th of January and the franchise owners splashed out 431.7 crores in the two-day auction frenzy. Some unknown players went for astronomical prices and some big names went unsold.
Overall the 8 teams went home satisfied and almost all 8 teams were well rounded off. Ben Stokes was the overall costliest player and Jaydev Unadkat was the most expensive Indian player. Both players were bought by Rajasthan Royals who returned after the two years. Let’s see the IPL 2018 players list and a complete squad of all the teams.
IPL 2018 Teams Squads
Here is a list of players of all 8 IPL teams.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
They have still maintained the core of the erstwhile CSK, although the exclusion of Ashwin raised few eyebrows. The team though seems to like firepower and are dependent on old horses like Watson, Bravo and Dhoni. A semi-final would be a bonus for this team.
CSK Players List: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo. Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Delhi Daredevils Squad
One team that chops and changes players after every season has maintained their core of last year. The team has youth power in the form of Iyer and Prithvi Shaw. Though bowling looks a bit off.
DD Players List: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Gautam Gambhir, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh
Kings XI Punjab Squad
Another team that’s dependent on old horses in the form of Gayle and Yuvraj. Ashwin is a good addition to the team but the chances of the team reaching semi-final are bleak.
KXIP Players List: Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Zadran, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Singh Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Manzoor Dar, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
A team that’s solely dependent on its star players, if any of them fails the team would fail miserably. The team lacks experience and firepower in the middle order.
KKR Players List: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Apoorv Vijay Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi
Mumbai Indians Squad
One of the most balanced teams in the tournament and one team that has all of its core members. They would look to defend their title.
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav,
MI Players List: Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Behrendorff, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Tajinder Dhillon, Akila Dhananjaya, Nidheesh M D Dinesan, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Mayank Markande, Sharad Lumba, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan
Rajasthan Royals Squad
This auction has been a completely different scenario for them. They have spent big and have two of the most expensive players in the league. Their bowling looks pedestal though.
RR Players List: Steve Smith, Benjamin Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Again RCB has vested most of their money in batting and still, they couldn’t buy a finisher. Just a top-heavy side.
RCB Players List: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton De Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, M. Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Ashok Joshi
One of the challenges to win the tournament. A natural underdog, this team can be the ones who make it big this season.
SRH Players List: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal