IPL 2018 retention: Royal Challengers Bangalore retain Sarfaraz Khan, stun cricket fraternity

The just-revealed IPL retention list has taken the internet by storm. While Gautam Gambhir, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were not retained by their franchises — Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively, Royal Challengers Bangalore stunned the fraternity by opting to retain swashbuckling batsman, Sarfaraz Khan. The 20-year-old last…

IPL 2018: Player retention list

IPL 2018 windows for player retention closed on Thursday, January 4. The franchises were eligible to retain five players each with combinations of player retention and right-to-match during the auction. This season will mark the return of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). As expected, CSK retained MS Dhoni, who is likely to captain…

IPL retention 2018: Gautam Gambhir dumped by Kolkata Knight Riders, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane not retained by respective franchises

The IPL retention ahead of 2018 auction has hogged limelight ever since New Year. The list of retained players was released January 4. While there have been some obvious steps taken by all franchises, some big players were released as well.Gautam Gambhir, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawanwere not retained by their franchises — Kolkata Knight…