The previous season’s runners-up retained the most players, the number being 20 before the auctions. They had five slots left for the auction in which they filled four, with an equal number of foreign and Indian players. The list of retained players consists of the names of players like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, players who have been the backbone of the squad for many years now. In the auction, the franchise focused on picking up players to boost the bowling attack of their IPL squad.

PlayerRolePrice
Ambati Rayudu (R)Batsman2.20 crore
Monu Kumar (R)Batsman20 lakhs
Murali Vijay (R)Batsman2 crore
Ruturaj Gaikwad (R)Batsman20 lakhs
MS Dhoni (R)Wicket Keeper15 crore
Jagadeesan Narayan (R)Wicket Keeper20 lakhs
K M Asif (R)All-Rounder40 lakhs
Dwayne Bravo (R)All-Rounder6.40 crore
Faf du Plessis (R)All-Rounder1.60 crore
Karn Sharma (R)All-Rounder5 crore
Kedar Jadhav (R)All-Rounder7.80 crore
Ravindra jadeja (R)All-Rounder7 crore
Shane Watson (R)All-Rounder4 crore
Sam CurranAll-Rounder5.50 crore
Deepak Chahar (R)Bowler80 lakhs
Imran Tahir (R)Bowler1 crore
Lungisani Ngidi (R)Bowler50 lakhs
Mitchell Santner (R)Bowler50 lakhs
Shardul Thakur (R)Bowler2.60 crore
Piyush ChawlaBowler6.75 crore
Josh HazlewoodBowler2 crore
R. Sai KishoreBowler20 lakhs