Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag were classified as icon players. They will play for the franchises representing their home towns and hence did not enter the auction.
Chennai Super Kings:- The franchise named M.S. Dhoni as the captain of the team and appointed Kepler Wessels as the head coach.
Deccan Chargers:- V.V.S. Laxman named as the captain for Deccan Chargers. Laxman had an injury which ended his season after 6 games.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:- Rahul dravid was the captain for RCB in it's first season of IPL.
Delhi Daredevils:- Virender Sehwag
Mumbai Indians:- Sachin Tendulkar
Kolkata Knight Riders:- Sourav Ganguly
Rajasthan Royals:- Shane Warne
Kings XI Punjab:- Yuvraj Singh
Shane warne was the only foreign player to captain a team in IPL 2008.