Saturday, February 24, 2018

VIVO Indian Premier league Teams 2018 Squad: VIVO IPL 11 Teams and Players

Vivo IPL Season 11: Vivo IPL 2018 Teams List and Players

Last season of the Indian Premier League was undoubtedly its most exciting edition since the tournament’s conception. Not just a lot of cricket records were broken, but also the fans were kept closely entertained throughout the season.
We do not have a long to wait until the IPL 2018 kicks off, with the start of the tournament from the 5th of April with the final concluding on 31st May. This is a big season for the Indian premier league (IPL); because two suspended teams come back so we will see the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals take their place in the tournament after long two years away. We had a fantastic tournament previous season, which was eventually won by the Mumbai Indians and we imagine the same again, especially with the two returning teams coming in looking to show they deserve to be back.
We don’t know who will play for each of the teams just yet, or who each team will retain from last season, but as soon as that information is available we will have it right on this page for you. Before that information is available, let’s take a look back at the teams from last season, who led them and who may be returning to play again in the 2018 edition of the IPL.

In this post, we take a look at how the eight teams have set up for this upcoming edition of the IPL. IPL team list 2018 is placed below.

IPL Teams Squad players list
Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Jos Buttler, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Gowtham K, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunarathne, K Khejroliya, Karn Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (Captain), Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Adam Milne, Chris Gayle, Akshay Karnewakar, Samuel Badree, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake,  Vishnu Vinod (KL Rahul’s replacement), Harpreet Singh (Sarfaraz Khan’s replacement)
Ruled out due to Injury: KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme (Andre Russell’s replacement), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Shakib Al Hasan, Trend Boult, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R Sanjay Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh
Kings XI Punjab
Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Nikhil Naik, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, KC Cariappa, David Miller, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jafeer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, Ishant Sharma (Murali Vijay’s replacement)
Ruled out due to Injury: Murali Vijay
Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Moises Henriques, Kane Williamson, Mustafizur Rahman, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin, Mohammed Siraj
Delhi Daredevils
Zaheer Khan (Captain), Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings, SK Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Chama Milind, Karun Nair, Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankeet Bawne, Aditya Tare, M Ashwin, Navseep Saini, Shashank Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus (JP Duminy’s replacement), Marlon Samuels (Quinton de Kock’s replacement)
Ruled out due to Injury: Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy
Rising Pune Supergiants
Steve Smith (captain), MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, du Plessis, Baba Aparajith, Ashok Dinda, Jaskaran Singh, Adam Zampa, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Ben Stokes, Jaidev Unadkat, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Daniel Christian, Milind Tandon, Rahul Tripathi, Manoj Tiwary, Lockie Ferguson, Ankush Bains, Imran Tahir (Mitchell Marsh’s replacement), Washington Sundar (Ravichandran Ashwin’s replacement)
Ruled out due to Injury: Mitchell Marsh, Ravichandran Ashwin
Gujarat Lions
Suresh Raina (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Kaushik, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner, Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Shabad Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Nathu Singh, Basil Thampy, TS Baroka, Manpreet Gony, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Shelley Shaurya, Shubam Agarwal, Pratham Singh, Aksh Deep Nath, Ishan Kishan, Irfan Pathan (Dwayne Bravo’s replacement), Ankit Soni (Shivil Kaushik’s replacement)
Ruled out due to Injury: Dwayne Bravo, Shivil Kaushik, Andrew Tye

A brand new season of the Indian Premier League is on the anvil. Last season provided some sensational matches and individual performances that saw records topple. Though, come April 4 2018, the eleventh edition of the tournament will get under way as all eight teams go hammer and tongs at each other for the final prize. Let us take a look at some of the key players of every team of IPL.

1. Gujarat Lions

First up are Gujarat Lions, who finished on top of the league table by sailing high on the backs of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum to finish the group stage with 18 points.. They also had the likes of Dwayne Smith and Aaron Finch, who dominated the battling attack for the Lions while Dwayne Bravo could prove to be a game-changer with both bat and ball.

2. Delhi Daredevils

GMR owned Delhi Daredevils have yet to win the IPL and after seeing them finish 6th last season, they are going to have to improve a great deal to have a chance in 2018. Zaheer Khan was named skipper of the DD last season.  Even though they had a poor form last year, Quentin de Kock, Carlos Brathwaite and Rishabh Pant showed a lot of promise for the future. Their bowling was quite strong too, with Zaheer Khan and Imran Tahir leading the way. GMR Group now own two franchises – Delhi Daredevils and Joburg Giants.

3. Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab finished at the 5th place finish last season. This is a team that needs to find a boost in confidence from somewhere. They reached the final in 2014, but other than that their performances in the IPL have always been a little disappointing. They have the players to perform, and it will be interesting to see if 2018 is the year they can finally deliver. They had a decent squad with the likes of Shaun Marsh, Glen Maxwell, Hashim Amla, Murali Vijay, Eoin Morgan and Darren Sammy.

4. Kolkata Knight Riders

 Considering their neighbors from the East, Shah Rukh Khan’s team Kolkata Knight Riders who finished at the fourth place in the table last season. Now SRK is the owner Of 3 teams – Kolkata Knight Riders, CPL’s Trinbago Knight Riders and Global League team Cape Town Knight Riders.

With Gautam Gambhir leading them they have a great captain who makes them very difficult to play against. Gautam Gambhir captained the side brilliantly, while Yusuf Pathan held the fort in the middle order.

They also had Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine in the squad, to balance their overseas performers. Among other KKR key players, Trent Boult, Chris Woakes and Rishi Dhawan contributed well to the team last season. They will head into 2018 as an outsider, but who knows what this team is capable of if they get on a roll.

5. Mumbai Indians

Moving on to the Mumbai Indians, they come in this season as the defending champions and expect them to see make a different huge push to win it again in 2018. They have 3 titles to their name, with wins in 2013 and 2015 to go with last year’s win. Expect to see them keep hold of pace bowlers Lasith Malinga and Jaspreet Bumrah for 2018. Considering their batting, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and power hitter Kieron Pollard remain to be their key players.

6. Rising Pune Supergiants

As for their derby rivals Rising Pune Supergiants, they had a good squad last year which they eventually lost to injuries.

This year, Rising Pune Supergiants have appointed Steve Smith as skipper replacing MS Dhoni ahead of the new season. Both players should play significant roles for the team along with Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ben Stokes, who was a big money signing in the recently concluded player auctions. RPS bowling looks strong too, with Adam Zampa and Ashok Dinda proving to be the impressive performers.

7. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Moving on to the penultimate team, there’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, It came as a huge surprise to see the Bangalore team finish bottom of the IPL in 2017 and that is something that will change in 2018. They have a huge budget, and many top international stars, but had a lot of bad luck last season and injury problems. Virat Kohli leads them, and he is expected to lead another star studded line up during 2018.
Their batting was the strongest last season, with AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli dominating the show ruthlessly. They also had Shane Watson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Sreenath Arvind, to balance the team on the bowling front.
Skipper Virat Kohli will no doubt be one of the key players for the RCB this season along with Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. Shane Watson’s wicket-taking abilities sets him apart while new boy Tymal Mills will also be raring to go.

8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

The 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad have Australian big hitter David Warner as their captain and he is a huge player for them. He gets this team going early with his big shots as an opener and right at the other end of the team is bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who leads the attack. They came 3rd in 2017, and it would be no surprise to see them go close in 2018.
David Warner, who SRH were heavily dependent on last season will be one of the key players for the team. Shikhar Dhawan’s form has been patchy and the left-hander would want to make a big impression as well. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan pack a punch with the ball.
The two new teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals return to the IPL in 2018 and both will be desperate to show they can compete. The Super Kings have a rich history in the tournament and are expected to put together a great team, so they could challenge for the title in their first season back. It will be tougher for the Royals, who have a smaller budget than most, but they will fight to the end I am sure.


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