As you know that IPL 2018 is about to start in next few weeks and the preparations are on in full swing. The teams have been decided and the players have been distributed with the help of auction. Just like the last IPL, there are 8 teams playing in this IPL and each team represents a state in India. It should be noted that representing a state doesn’t mean that the team would only have a player from that state. Each team has diversity when it comes to players and the team has players from across the world.
You might be aware of the fact that each team needs to have a minimum of 18 players and the maximum number of players that any team can have is 25. In addition to this, a team can’t have more than 8 foreign nationality players. So the teams are distributed accordingly and there are many popular players in each time. The teams also have some of the youngsters who are looking for a platform for their career.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK ) Team and players
MS Dhoni, KS Asif, Sam Billings, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadessan, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santer, Kanishk Seth, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Mark Wood
Delhi Daredevils (DD) Team and players
Abhishek Sharma, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Dan Christian, Gautam Gambhir, Sayan Ghosh, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, ShreyasIyer, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris, Collin Munro, Shahbaz Nadeem, Naman Ojha, Risabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Jason Roy, Vijay Shankar, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team and players
Akashdeep Nath, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Dagar, Ben Dwarshuis, Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Manzoor Dar, David Miller, Mujeeb Zadran, Karun Nair, Axar Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Pradeep Sahu, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Marcus Stoinis, Manoj Tiwari, Andrew Tye, Yuvraj Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team and players
Piyush Chawla, Cameron Delport, IshankJaggi, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Starc, Robin Uthappa, Vinay Kumar, Apporv Wankhede
Mumbai Indians (MI) Team and players
Rohit Sharma, Jason Behrendroff, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahal Chahar, Pat Cummins, Ben Cutting, Akila Dananjaya, JP Duminy, Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Sharad Lumba, Mayank Markande, Mohsin Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, MD Nidheesh, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team and players
Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Jofa Archer, Stuart Binny, Aryaman Birla, Jos Buttler, Dushmantha Chameera, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Sudhesan Midhun, AjinkyaRahane, Sanju Samson, Jatin Saxena, D’Arcy Short, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat, Zahir Khan
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team and players
ViratKohli, Moeen Ali, Murugan Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Quinto De Kock, Pavan Deshpande, AB De Villiers, Aniruddha Joshi, Sarfaraz Khan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Brendon McCullum, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Manan Vohra, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team and players
David Warner, Tanmay Agarwal, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Carlos Brathwaite, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Mehdi Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordon, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, T Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Sachin Baby, Wriddhiman Saha Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson
IPL 2018 Teams
This year also, the number of teams is same as last year and do you know who is heading your favorite team? Well, if your favorite team is Mumbai Indians then the team is still headed by Rohit Sharma whereas if you are a fan of MS Dhoni then you must know that Captain Cool is heading Rising Pune Supergiants. If you stay in Bangalore and if you are a fan of Royal Challengers Bangalore then the team is being headed by recently married Virat Kohli.
IPL 2017 Winner
If you talk about the last year’s IPL, there were 8 teams which played the game and the teams are same as this time. In addition to this, do you remember the winner of the last year’s IPL? Well, if you do not, then let us remind you that the winner of last year’s IPL was Mumbai Indians. They have bagged the IPL cup for three times in total since the inception of the IPL and they are one of the most successful teams of IPL until now. The team is headed by Rohit Sharma who is a seasoned player and he certainly helps his team in getting the cup.
|Team Name||Home Ground (Venue)||Captain||Coach|
|Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||Eden Garden, Kolkata||Gautam Gambhir||Jacques Kallis|
|Delhi Daredevils (DD)||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||JP Duminy||Paddy Upton|
|Mumbai Indians (MI)||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||Rohit Sharma||Mahela Jayawardene|
|Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS)||MCA Stadium, Pune||MS Dhoni||Stephen Fleming|
|Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)||Dharamshala Stadium||David Miller||Sanjay Bangar|
|Gujarat Lions (GL)||Saurashtra Cricket Association||Suresh Raina||Brad Hodge|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Virat Kohli||Daniel Vettori|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||David Warner||Tom Moody|
Home Ground for IPL Teams
Each of these team has a home ground and the home ground of the team is in the state which team represents. For example, the home ground of Delhi Daredevils is Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium which is located in Delhi. Similarly, the home stadium for Sunrisers Hyderabad is Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.
When a match is held between the two teams, the match is usually scheduled on the home stadium of one of these two teams and hence the home stadium holds a lot of importance for each and every team.
We hope you are ready for the next season of IPL and we also hope that you have already chosen your favorite team and you are ready with the merchandise of your team to support them during all the matches.