Marquee Players List – IPL Auction, 2018

Marquee players list ipl auction 2018

IPL Auction 2018 is set to go on January 27 & 28 in Bangalore. IPL Committee has announced the list of players who will go under the hammer on the 2 days auction festival. A Magnum total of 578 players, who are divided into multiple sections based on their expertise, are lised by the IPL Committee. The Auction will begin with the two list of Marquee players who are considered to be the big fish in this IPL Auction.

Now before scrolling down to the list of Marquee players,

–> How many players have retained already in the pre-auction?

–> How many RTM left for each team?

–> How much amount left in each teams’ purse?

–> What is RTM & Who can be retained through RTM?

Need an answer? You will have to breeze through my detailed writing by CLICKING HERE…


Coming back,

What is Marquee Player in IPL Auction?

Players with big demand among the IPL teams are listed as Marquee players by IPL Committee, irrespective of their expertise as Batsman, Bowler All Rounder, & Keeper.

The Marquee players will be the first names in the IPL Auction and they will go under the hammer before other players.

IPL Auction 2018
IPL Auction to be conducted at Bangalore on Jan 27 & 28.


List of Marquee players in IPL Auction, 2018.

IPL committee has already announced the players’ list.

Players are divided into many sections.

Two sets of Marquee players have been announced. M1 & M2.

Players from M1 will be sold first and then goes M2 before the other lists of Batsmen, Bowlers, All Rounders & Uncapped.

There are a total of 16 marquee players in the list – 8 Players in M1 and 8 Players in M2.


NoPlayerMarqueeCountrySpecialist inReserve Price
1Ravi AshwinM1IndiaAll Rounder2 Crores
2Shikhar DhawanM1IndiaBatsman2 Crores
3Faf Du PlessisM1South AfricaBatsman1.5 Crores
4Chris GayleM1West IndiesBatsman2 Crores
5Kieron PollardM1West IndiesAll Rounder2 Crores
6Ajinkya RahaneM1IndiaBatsman2 Crores
7Mitchell StarcM1AustraliaBowler2 Crores
8Ben StokesM1EnglandAll Rounder2 Crores
9Dwayne BravoM2West IndiesAll Rounder2 Crores
10Gautam GambhirM2IndiaBatsman2 Crores
11Shakib Al HasanM2BangladeshAll Rounder1 Crore
12Glenn MaxwellM2AustraliaAll Rounder2 Crores
13Joe RootM2EnglandBatsman1.5 Crores
14Harbhajan SinghM2IndiaBowler2 Crores
15Yuvraj SinghM2IndiaAll Rounder2 Crores
16Kane WilliamsonM2New ZealandBatsman1.5 Crores
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And the list will be followed with the first set of Batsmen which includes Hasim Amla, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Chris Lynn, Martin Guptill, Murali Vijay, David Miller, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Brendon McCullum and the list goes as big as the names are.


What to expect in  IPL Auction 2018?

IPL has already crosssed 10 years and the team managements are already well experienced and educated with the Auction process. They knew clearly what they need in their box and they come prepared.

To know how the IPL teams are getting ready, read this fantastic article by one of our author here –> How do IPL teams prepare for IPL auctions?


Can’t wait for the day, these big names will go under the hammer.


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