IPL auction 2018 LIVE Streaming Online:\u00a0The day 1 of\u00a0 IPL auction saw some interesting buys by the franchises. However, the bidding war was seen in the first half of the session when 16 marquee players were put under the hammer. The bidding started with Shikhar Dhawan and although Kings XI Punjab was able to win the battle, nonetheless Sunrisers Hyderabad used the Right-to-match (RTM) card to retain the Indian opener. But the man of the moment was England all-rounder Ben Stokes who was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore. Other players who were the hot targets for the franchises were KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Starc, R Ashwin, Rashid Khan, Krunal Pandya and Jofra Archer. Interestingly, many uncapped Indian players also were able to draw attention. Amongst them, the top was current India U19 fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.2 crore. This year's auction will feature 578 players in all with 361 of them being Indians. The council has also hiked the salary budget from previous Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore. Also, the council have introduced the Right-to-match (RTM) card, using which the franchises can get those players back who represented them previously. When is the IPL auction 2018? IPL auction 2018 will take place on January 27 and 28. Since there are a lot of players that will go under the hammer, the event will go on for two days. Where is the IPL auction 2018? IPL auction 2018 will be held in Bengaluru. READ\u00a0|\u00a0IPL auction 2018 date and time, venue, rules READ|\u00a0\u00a0IPL auction 2018 full players list WATCH |\u00a0IPL Auction 2018 LIVE Updates What time is the IPL auction 2018? IPL auction 2018 will start at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. On what channel will IPL auction 2018 be broadcast? IPL auction 2018 will be aired on Star Sports Network. - Here is the list of players retained by the teams and the remaining amount in their purse: 1- Mumbai Indians: (RTM cards left are 2) Retained players: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah Money left in Purse: Rs. 47 crore 2- Royal Challengers Bangalore: (RTM cards left are 2) Retained players: Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan Money left in Purse: Rs. 49 crore 3- Rajasthan Royals: (RTM cards left are 3) Retained players: Steve Smith Money left in Purse: Rs. 67.5 crore 4- Kings XI Punjab: (RTM cards left are 3) Retained players: Axar Patel Money left in Purse: Rs. 67.5 crore 5- Delhi Daredevils: (RTM cards left are 2) Retained players: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris Money left in Purse: Rs. 47 crore 6- Sunrisers Hyderabad: (RTM cards left are 3) Retained players: David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Money left in Purse: Rs. 67.5 crore 7- Chennai Super Kings: (RTM cards left are 2) Retained players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja Money left in Purse: Rs. 47 crore 8- Kolkata Knight Riders: (RTM cards left are 3) Retained players: Andre Russell and Sunil Narine Money left in Purse: Rs. 59 crore - Squad Size: Teams will be permitted to have a maximum of 25 players (up to 8 overseas) and a minimum of 18 players.