IPL 2018: Sunrisers Hyderabad are the champions of 2016, and the team was led by none other than David Warner. Keeping it in mind, the owners would at no cost want to let go of their skipper. Another player who has been retained and is rather a shocker is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, their star opener Shikhar Dhawan has been let go. Another player that been let go is the million dollar baby, Rashid Khan.
Moreover, one of the best limited-overs player, Yuvraj Singh’s retention is highly in doubt. He is 37-year-old now and this means that he is just an old horse who has struggled with his form for the last couple of months. Retaining him would just be a gamble as there will be no surety if he can keep up with the pace of the game for next three years.
As per the guidelines issued by the IPL governing council on December 6, a team can only retain a maximum number of 3 capped Indian players, 2 overseas players and 2 uncapped Indian players. Also, each team can consist of a maximum number of 25 players (up to 8 overseas players) and a minimum of 18.
Here are the IPL 2018 retained players SRH, as per reports: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
As per the latest guidelines issued by the IPL governing council, each team can opt for up to five players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre Player Auction) and Right to Match (RTM) (during the Player Auction).
Among the other top Indian players, MS Dhoni is set to return to Chennai Super Kings with Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli is likely to stay with Royal Challengers Bangalore while Rohit Sharma will once again lead the Mumbai Indians.