8 players each franchise might retain before IPL 2025 Mega Auctions

As per reports, as many as eight retentions could be allowed for each franchise before IPL 2025 Mega Auctions. This has never happened before in the history of the competition. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of eight players each franchise might retain before IPL 2025 Mega Auctions.

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Rachin Ravindra, Matheesha Pathirana, Sameer Rizvi, Maheesh Theekshana and Deepak Chahar

If MS Dhoni retires, CSK might have to search for their next keeper. That apart, they seem to have got a solid core on whom they can trust for the future. Deepak Chahar could still be retained because he has the age to further develop his skills.


Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, Tristan Stubbs, Anrich Nortje, K Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar

Delhi Capitals are struggling at the moment. But, they do have some good players. Cricketers such as Mitchell Marsh and Tristan Stubbs could be a part of the future core. Pant, Axar and Kuldeep will be the experienced players in this group.

Gujarat Titans

Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, B Sai Sudharsan, Noor Ahmed, David Miller, R Sai Kishore and Mohit Sharma


GT has a strong core around which they can build their future squad. When it comes to experience, they could retain David Miller and Mohit Sharma to help the franchise in the near future.

Lucknow Super Giants

KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Quinton de Kock and Mohsin Khan

LSG has some brilliant batters and rising bowlers in the squad right now. Some of the players not a part of IPL 2024 such as Mark Wood could also be retained.


Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Harshit Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Phil Salt and Angkrish Raghuvanshi

KKR has a solid young core at the moment. Some of their veterans such as Russell and Narine have also started performing. Hence, having to retain 8 players will be a blessing for the franchise. They will look to the best out of it.

Mumbai Indians

Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Tilak Varma, Akash Madhwal and Tim David


Mumbai Indians will be most happy if eight retentions are allowed. The management will want to clear the atmosphere in the dressing room and if that happens, MI has a team that can dominate in the future.

Punjab Kings

Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh and Kagiso Rabada

When it comes to eight players each franchise might retain before IPL 2025 Mega Auctions, Punjab Kings could have a good run. They have some fine youngsters, all of whom could be retained for the future.


Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Yash Dayal and Rajat Patidar

When it comes to eight players each franchise might retain before IPL 2025 Mega Auctions, RCB could be in trouble. They do not have a lot of talented Indian players who could be trusted. Nevertheless, there are some youngsters who can do well for the outfit.

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhruv Jurel, Trent Boult and Shimron Hetmyer


RR will be pleased if the next Mega Auction happens with eight of their current players in the team. The team might just have to work on their bowling. Otherwise, they have a sorted squad for the future.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Heinrich Klaasen, Pat Cummins, Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head, Nitish Reddy, Washington Sundar, Aiden Markram and Bhuvneshwar Kumar

For SRH, it will be carrying forward the core of the overseas group while retaining the Indian youngsters. They might place some trust in Washington Sundar because of his age and his potential. Bhuvi could be retained due to his experience.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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