IPL 2025 Mega Auction Overview

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The Indian Premier League 2024 ended with KKR winning the title, and fans are already speculating about the IPL 2025. The retention of players by an IPL franchise reveals a lot about its future season strategy. The article explains everything you need about IPL Retention for the 2025 season, the IPL 2025 auction, and who can be the most expensive player

IPL 2025: Retained Players List

There is a lot of excitement regarding the players who will play next season. When it comes to speculation for the upcoming season, the first thing that comes to mind is which players will the IPL franchises keep.

As it has been announced that the Mega auction will begin in 2025, the anticipation of retained players for the individual teams is great. Retaining players is a crucial decision for any team because it allows them to keep their finest players on the team with a new contract.

The teams disclose their list of retained players before the super auction, so let’s look at what the teams’ likely retained player lists will be in IPL 2025. Some of them might also be the king of the IPL

We compiled the list based on this year’s IPL retention criteria, where teams were allowed to keep up to four players, with a maximum of three Indian players and two abroad players:

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Predicted IPL 2025 Retained Player List:

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Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Sunil Narine
  • Andre Russel
  • Shreyas Iyer and Rinku Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

  • Pat Cummins
  • Bhubaneshwar Kumar
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Travis Head, Heinrich Klassen

Royal Challengers Benguluru

  • Virat Kohli
  • Mohammad Siraj
  • Patidar and Cameron Green

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Shivam Dube
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Matheesha Pathirna

Delhi Capitals

  • Rishabh Pant 
  • Kuldeep Yadav 
  • Tristan Stubbs 
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk

Rajasthan Royals:

  • Yashvi Jaiswal
  • Sanju Samson
  • Jos Buttler and Riyan Parag

Punjab Kings 

  • Sam Curran
  • Arshdeep Singh

Punjab has the lowest retention rate, hence we believe they will start fresh next season or with few players.

Lucknow Super Giants

  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Gujarat Titans
  • Subhuman Gill.
  • Rashid Khan
  • Sai Sudhrasan & Mohammed Shami

Mumbai Indians

  • Jasprit Bumrah 
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Tim David & Suryakumar Yadav

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An overview of IPL 2025 Mega Auctions

The IPL governing council has confirmed that the mega auction for IPL 2025 will take place in 2025. Every three years, the IPL has a Mega Auction to allow teams to change their squad composition.

According to the news, teams will receive a limited amount of retentions, with the remaining players going to the Auction pool. Perhaps each team will be able to use the Match Card to keep the players who match an offer during the auction.

The venue and date for the IPL 2025 Mega Auction have yet to be announced by officials. The last time the major auction took place was in 2022 in a luxury hotel in Bangalore.  

IPL Player Retention Policies:

The franchises are given a budget of 100 crore for the IPL auction, with 75% of it going to players, according to the rules.

Salary caps and retention restrictions are important factors in IPL player retention. The BCCI has established some retention procedures for clubs, whereby when they keep players, they pay a price from their budget or compensation to do so; here is the salary distribution of retained players:

  • Player 1 Salary: up to 14 crore
  • Player 2 Salary: up to 10 crore
  • Player 3 Salary: up to 7 crore
  • Player 4 Salary: up to 6 crore

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So, if the teams retain four players, they lose over half of their cash, so it will be interesting to see which players the teams opt to keep for the next season’s Mega Auction.

Aside from that, releasing a player allows the team to focus on their main strategy and become stronger for the following season.

The most likely release scenario is that RCB will release Faf due to his age and the need to keep new players. Glen Maxwell’s performance in the 2024 IPL could allow RCB to release him from the next season.

Some teams, such as the Rajasthan Royals and KKR, have a large number of good contenders for retention, making the decision difficult. 

The performances of these stalwarts can have a huge impact on the t20 betting strategy of gamblers!

More Info

This page provides an overview of the IPL 2025 Auction. The IPL 2024 Orange Cap List page contains all of the information on the IPL.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What is the deadline for IPL 2025 retention?

The IPL teams are given a deadline to submit the retained players list to the BCCI before the IPL Mega Auction.

Generally, teams must submit their retained player list a month before the IPL mega auction. So, you should expect the list around November or December 2024.

2) What are the player categories in the IPL 2025 Mega Auction?

Capped players, uncapped players, and non-Indian (international) players.

3) When is the IPL 2025 mega auction anticipated to take place?

Between December 2024 and February 2025. 

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