The next edition of the highly successful Indian Premier League will be its 11th. Teams will be looking to keep their main players and will hope to strengthen their squad further to maximize their chance of success and the Indian Premier League squads for 2018 can be found below after the IPL Auction.
After spending the biggest in IPL 8 auction, Delhi Daredevils have a finely balanced squad. Led by Jean-Paul Duminy, the team has some top players like Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Matthews, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra and Albie Morkel.
Kings XI Punjab had a disappointing campaign in 2015 finishing last but they have some big names in the squad. Players like George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Marsh are all experienced international players who can help Punjab climb to the top of the pile but Virender Sehwag’s retirement will hit them to an extent.
Kolkata Knight Riders have always been the maverick team of IPL. Capable of the sublime and the awful, the team’s fortunes swings a lot. However with players like captain Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Patrick Cummins and Ryan Doeschate they have the squad to upset the apple cart and become the champions once again. Interestingly, Trevor Bayliss is no longer the coach of the side and Jacques Kallis will take over the reins.
The team with the most number of titles, Mumbai Indians still have arguably the best team in the tournament. Captained by Rohit Sharma, Mumbai has players of the class of Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Aaron Finch and Lasith Malinga to call upon. Young talents like Abhimanyu Mithun are also in their ranks.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have always flattered to deceive but with players like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the team they have one of the strongest batting line-ups.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad joined the IPL in place of Deccan Chargers. Although they have yet to register their first title, they have a very strong squad with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, David Warner, Dale Steyn, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen and Kane Williamson to count upon.
Two new teams, Pune and Rajkot have been added the 2016 edition of the IPL. These two teams will be involved in an IPL Draft to begin with in which the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja from the Chennai Super Kings and Steven Smith, Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Tim Southee and Ajinkya Rahane of the Rajasthan Royals could well be selected before they join the other teams in the IPL 2016 Auction.
The latest list of the Indian Premier League squads for 2018 will be updated soon. These are the previous season’s squads:
Zaheer Khan (captain), Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Aditya Tare, Ankit Bawne, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, JP Duminy, Shashank Singh, Quinton de Kock (ruled out), Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Carlos Brathwaite, CV Milind, Rishabh Pant, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh.
Kings XI Punjab:
Glenn Maxwell (captain), Rahul Tewatia, Eoin Morgan, Matt Henry, T Natarajan, Martin Guptill, Varun Aaron, Rinku Singh, Darren Sammy, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, Axar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shaun Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Swapnil Singh, M Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohit Sharma, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Marcus Stoinis, Pardeep Sahu, Armaan Jaffer, Hashim Amla.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Gautam Gambhir (captain), Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rishi Dhawan, R Sanjay Yadav, Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Sunil Narine, Sayan Ghosh, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib al Hasan, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Singh Rajput
Rohit Sharma (captain), Mitchell Johnson, Nicholas Pooran, Karn Sharma, K Gowtham, A Gunarathna, Saurabh Tiwary, K Khejroliya, Lasith Malinga, Parthiv Patel, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Vinay Kumar, Lendl Simmons, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler, Jithesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Deepak Punia.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (captain), Tymal Mills, Pawan Negi, Praveen Dubey, Aniket Choudhary, Billy Stanlake, KL Rahul (ruled out), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan (ruled out), Adam Milne, Kedar Jadhav, S Aravind, Stuart Binny, Shane Watson, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Sachin Baby, Travis Head, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi
David Warner (captain), Mohammad Nabi, Tanmay Agarwal, Rashid Khan, Ekalavya Dwivedi, Chris Jordan, Pravin Tambe, Mohammed Siraj, Ben Laughlin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ben Cutting, Barinder Sran, Mustafizur Rahman (subject to fitness), Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar.
Rising Pune Supergiants
Steve Smith (captain), R Ashwin (injured), MS Dhoni, Baba Aparajith, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Deepak Chahar, Rajat Bhatia, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Faf du Plessis, Ashok Dinda, Usman Khawaja, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Milind Tondon, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Zampa
Gujarat Lions Rajkot
Suresh Raina (captain), Shubham Agarwal, Akshdeep Nath, Dwayne Bravo, Basil Thampi, James Faulkner, Chirag Suri, Manpreet Gony, Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, Shadab Jakati, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shibil Kaushik, Brendon McCullum, Praveen Kumar, Pratham Singh, Munaf Patel, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Roy, Jaydev Shah, Shelley Shaurya, Nathu Singh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andrew Tye
Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Samuel Badree, Suresh Raina, Ronit More, Michael Hussey, Irfan Pathan, Rahul Sharma, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Tye, Pratyush Singh, Ankush Bains, Eklavya Dwivedi
Shane Watson, Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Christopher Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pradeep Sahu