The 2018 IPL is set to get underway in less than a day’s time and all the teams sans their captains, who are in Mumbai for the trophy unveiling and the captains-managers meet, are sweating it hard at their respective bases to get ready for the T20 extra vaganza.
All the teams did a fantastic work at the IPL auction and some of their good work has already gone wasted, thanks to injuries to some of their key players. Some teams have named a replacement while some didn’t. Former champions Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, along with Kings XI Punjab have the complete squads as they have replacements for every single position.
Let us take a look at how all the teams have lined up for the eleventh edition of the IPL.
Vivo IPL 2018 Chennai Super Kings Squads
MS Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagdeesan, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Billings, Monu Kumar, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey and Mark Wood. Replacement for Mitchell Santner yet to be announced.
Vivo IPL 2018 Delhi Daredevils Squads
Gautham Gambhir (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha and Sayan Ghosh. Replacement for Kagiso Rabada yet to be announced.
Vivo IPL 2018 Kings XI Punjab Squads
Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Axar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Zadran, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Chris Gayle and Manzoor Dar.
Vivo IPL 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Dinesh Karthik (captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Mitchell Johnson and Javon Searles
Vivo IPL 2018 Mumbai Indians Squads
Rohit Sharma (captain), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, JP Duminy, T Dhillon, Sharad Lumba, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh and Mitchell McClenaghan.
Vivo IPL 2018 Rajasthan Royals Squads
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Zahir Khan, Shreyas Gopal, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera and Heinrich Klaasen.
Vivo IPL 2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Quinton de Kock, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Anirudha Joshi, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee, Pavan Deshpande and Corey Anderson.
Vivo IPL 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad Squads
Kane Williamson (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, , Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, T Natarajan, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammad Nabi, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan and Alex Hales.
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May the best team win!