IPL Fever: 2019 IPL auction, Top players who went unsold
The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction was held in Jaipur on Tuesday for its 12th edition. The whole bidding process was dramatic, as several players drove a fight for their bidding as the teams went beyond limits to get them on board. Out of the 70 slots available across the teams 60 of it got filled. The bidding episode was dramatic as the some of the top players went unsold.
1] McCullum: one of the most celebrated player from New Zealand gets ignored.
After having released from RCB Brendon McMullum had set his base price at Rs.2 crore, but unfortunately he had no bidders.
2] Steyn, in spite of being in form got no bidder. The SouthAfrican bowler Dale Steyn had his base price at Rs. 1.5 crores but still had no bidder. The pacer had made a good come back in the team earlier the year, and has also focused on his fitness yet the teams decided to overlook him.
3] Morkel, in spite of the experience went missing. He had been in the DD and MI teams earlier and has good knowledge of IPL. He had his base price at 1.5 crore yet the trams overlooked him for other pacers.
4] Hazratullah Zazai having him onboard could have been a wise decision but he was missed. The young players was a keeper and had scored 712runs in 20 of T 20 matches and has scored a hundred and 4 fifties, his base price was Rs. 50 lakh yet the teams did not place him in their team.
Some of the other names to be missed were Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Chris Jordan (England), Ben McDermott (Australia), Ankit Bawne (India) Ishan Porel (India), Sikander Raza (Zimbawe).