IPL 2018 Auction: Date, Time, Players And RTM cards list

The mega-auction for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner and the franchises would have figured out on what their team needs ahead of the event.

There will be a total of 578 players including 360 Indians and 218 overseas players up for grabs in the auction. But as many as 198 cricketers can be picked by all the eight teams in the auction.


The franchisees have been allotted a purse of Rs. 80 crores for the auction. The money spent by them in retaining the players will come under the total purse and the franchisees can use the remaining money in the auction. Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be overseas professionals.

Auction details:

  • Date: 27 and 28 January 2018
  • Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru
  • Time: 9 AM IST
  • Telecast: Star Network, Hotstar

The IPL Governing Council has introduced the RTM concept for the 2018 auction so that the franchise can retain the players they wanted. The usage of RTM depends on the number of pre-auction retentions a franchise has made. The franchisees that have retained three players before the auction can use a maximum of two RTMs while the franchisees that have retained less than three players, can use their RTMs for a maximum of three players.


What is RTM card and how RTM card works in IPL auction?

RTM, which stands for Right to Match, can be availed by any team on the day of the auction. If a player (X), who played for team (Y) in the previous season, is acquired by another team (Z) in the auction, Y can use their RTM card and get X for the same amount of money for which Z bought him.

Here is the list of players for RTM cards:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Players retained: Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Khan, AB de Villiers
RTM cards left: 2
Money left in purse: Rs. 49 crore

Players RCB can use their RTM cards on: Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tymal Mills, Billy Stanlake, Pawan Negi, Praveen Dubey and Aniket Chaudhary.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Players retained: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
RTM cards left: 3
Money left in purse: Rs. 59 crore

Players KKR can use their RTM cards on: Gautam Gambhir, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Ankit Rajpoot, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, R Sanjay Yadav and Ishank Jaggi.

Chennai Super Kings

Players retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja
RTM cards left: 2
Money left in purse: Rs 47 crore

Players CSK can use their RTM cards on: Baba Aparajith, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Brendon McCullum, Ronit More, Dwayne Smith and Andrew Tye.

Mumbai Indians

Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah
RTM cards left: 2
Money left in purse: Rs. 47 crore

Players MI can use their RTM cards on: Shreyas Gopal, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, K Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya, Asela Gunaratne and Nicholas Pooran.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Players retained: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
RTM cards left: 3
Money left in purse: Rs. 67.5 crore

Players SRH can use their RTM cards on: Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddharth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Eklavya Dwivedi, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Ben Laughlin, Pravin Tambe and Tanmay Agarwal.

Delhi Daredevils

Players retained: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris
RTM cards left: 2
Money left in purse: Rs. 47 crore

Players DD can use their RTM cards on: JP Duminy, Mohammed Shami, Quinton de Kock, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini and Shashank Singh.

Rajasthan Royals

Player retained: Steve Smith
RTM cards left: 3
Money left in purse: Rs. 67.5 crore

Players RR can use their RTM cards on: Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Vikramjeet Malik, Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Salunkhe, Pravin Tambe, Dishant Yagnik, Sagar Trivedi, Rahul Tewatia and Juan Theron.

Kings XI Punjab

Player retained: Axar Patel
RTM cards left: 3
Money left in purse: Rs. 67.5 crore

Players KXIP can use their RTM cards on: Manan Vohra, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, NS Naik, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh. Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy and Rinku Singh.

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