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?
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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.
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.
|No||Player||Marquee||Country||Specialist in||Reserve Price|
|1||Ravi Ashwin||M1||India||All Rounder||2 Crores|
|2||Shikhar Dhawan||M1||India||Batsman||2 Crores|
|3||Faf Du Plessis||M1||South Africa||Batsman||1.5 Crores|
|4||Chris Gayle||M1||West Indies||Batsman||2 Crores|
|5||Kieron Pollard||M1||West Indies||All Rounder||2 Crores|
|6||Ajinkya Rahane||M1||India||Batsman||2 Crores|
|7||Mitchell Starc||M1||Australia||Bowler||2 Crores|
|8||Ben Stokes||M1||England||All Rounder||2 Crores|
|9||Dwayne Bravo||M2||West Indies||All Rounder||2 Crores|
|10||Gautam Gambhir||M2||India||Batsman||2 Crores|
|11||Shakib Al Hasan||M2||Bangladesh||All Rounder||1 Crore|
|12||Glenn Maxwell||M2||Australia||All Rounder||2 Crores|
|13||Joe Root||M2||England||Batsman||1.5 Crores|
|14||Harbhajan Singh||M2||India||Bowler||2 Crores|
|15||Yuvraj Singh||M2||India||All Rounder||2 Crores|
|16||Kane Williamson||M2||New Zealand||Batsman||1.5 Crores|
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.