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IPL 2018 player auction: CSK is most talked about team on Twitter

The team returns to the tournament after a two-year ban along with Rajasthan Royals

Urvi Malvania  |  Mumbai 

File Photo of M S Dhoni, who has been retained by Chennai Super Kings
File Photo of M S Dhoni, who has been retained by Chennai Super Kings

As franchises get ready to splurge in today’s player auction, has released data about the buzz around the teams and players. This year sees two franchises and coming back into the IPL, and many popular Indian and overseas players find themselves in the auction pool. Top 5 Most mentioned teams on Twitter: - (@ChennaiIPL) - (@MIpaltan) - (@KKRiders) - (@RCBTweets) - (@SunRisers) Top 5 Most mentioned auction players on Twitter: (@harbhajan_singh): An #IPL veteran, is the most talked about player on when it comes to conversations around the #IPLAuction. He was the skipper when won the IPL in 2011, and he’s been a constant figure for that franchise. This year though, he’s going to be in the auction and it will be interesting to see if Mumbai goes for him, or if he attracts attention from Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) who might see him as a figure that could pull in the home crowd. (@KagisoRabada25): He’s been touted as Dale Steyn’s successor for the last year or so now and in T20s he’s proven to be a useful asset. There’s no doubt that (@GautamGambhir): The man behind #KKR’s most successful phase, has been a standout leader in the #IPL.

While he hasn't been a part of the Indian side, he led Delhi to the Ranji final this season. There are bound to be a few takers for Gambhir. (@ajinkyarahane88): Rahane's involvement or lack of it in South Africa has been a topic of heated discussion in the recent past. That's because there's a certain amount of stability he brings to any side. Returning franchise could be keen to reunite with their opener in this auction. (@benstokes38): A whopping 14.5 crore price tag in the last #IPLAuction, is certain to be on the radar of multiple franchises. With #RPSG not a part of the #IPL anymore, Stokes finds himself in the auction once again and that could mean a higher price tag for the England all-rounder.

First Published: Sat, January 27 2018. 16:20 IST