The 2016 champions and the runners up of the 2018 IPL season retained 18 players including 6 overseas players. The list of retained players includes the names of three batsmen which form the core of the team’s batting lineup, David Warner, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow. Going into the auction they had 7 slots available to fill in their squad. They filled all the spots in their IPL team and bought five all-rounders.

PlayerRolePrice
Kane Williamson (R)Batsman3 crore
Abhishek Sharma (R)Batsman55 lakhs
David Warner (R)Batsman12.50 crore
Manish Pandey (R)Batsman11 crore
Priyam GargBatsman1.90 crore
Virat SinghBatsman1.90 crore
Jonny Bairstow (R)Wicket Keeper2.20 crore
Shreevats Goswami (R)Wicket Keeper1 crore
Wridhhiman Saha (R)Wicket Keeper1.20 crore
Vijay Shankar (R)All-Rounder3.20 crore
Mitchell MarshAll-Rounder2 crore
Mohammad Nabi (R)All-Rounder1 crore
Fabian AllenAll-Rounder50 lakhs
Sandeep BavanakaAll-Rounder20 lakhs
Sanjay YadavAll-Rounder20 lakhs
Abdul SamadAll-Rounder20 lakhs
Basil Thampi (R)Bowler95 lakhs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (R)Bowler8.50 crore
Billy Stanlake (R)Bowler50 lakhs
Rashid Khan (R)Bowler9 crore
Sandeep Sharma (R)Bowler3 crore
Shahbaz Nadeem (R)Bowler3.20 crore
Siddarth Kaul (R)Bowler3.80 crore
Syed Khaleel Ahmed (R)Bowler3 crore
T Natarajan (R)Bowler40 lakhs