IPL 2021 Auctions: Big Names of Players Who Went Unsold
Big names in Cricket Industry who went unsold in Indian Premier League 2021 Auctions.
Guptill is one of the best limited-overs opening batsmen for New Zealand and averages 32.20 in T20s at a strike rate of over 130. He is past his prime and has been able to deliver those impactful performances for which he is known, for quite some time. Hence, it was not a shock that even his low base price of 50 lakhs did not attract any buyers.
Martin Guptill recently plied his trade in New Zealand’s domestic T20 competition Super Smash but without a lot of success. He is part of the New Zealand T20 squad for the series against Australia but has to pass a fitness test to be available for selection.
Corey Anderson is not played any cricket since he represented Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League last year. He was not able to leave a mark.
He featured in the IPL was for RCB when there was an attempt to fashion him into a death bowler. Anderson went for plenty and has not featured in IPL . He kept his base price at INR 75 lakh but did not attract any buyers.
Jason Roy was not picked along expected lines. Roy was picked by Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 and decided not to feature the franchise and spend time with his family. He has struggled to score since the return of competitive cricket due to the COVID-19 break. The troubles against spin and a base price of 2 crores was never going to materialize for the explosive England opener.
Alex Hales in this year’s auctions is a bit of a surprise. Hales set his base price at 1.50 crores and he had a sensational season in the BBL, he was expected to be picked. and this being a mini auction, all teams have their opening slots full . The highest run scorer of this year’s Big Bash League did not find any takers.
Hales scored 543 runs for Sydney Thunder in the last edition of The Big Bash League at an average of 38.7 and a strike rate of 160. It was a case of supply versus demand.
Marnus Labuschagne taken giant strides in International cricket ever since his debut in Ashes 2019. He got free from the Australian duties, Labuschagne was on the park again, representing Brisbane Heat.
He played six matches and scored 176 runs at 29.33 and also picked up some crucial wickets for the side. However, the franchises did not show any interest in him.
The protagonist of India’s heroic draw in the 3rd test match against Australia at Sydney, Hanuma Vihari’s name came up in the auctions three times but no one expressed their interest in him. He had set his base price at INR 1 crore and last played for Delhi Capitals where he could not make a mark.
Shaun Marsh set his base price at INR 1.5 crores but did not attract any bidders. He had earlier represented Kings XI Punjab for a decade with good returns. The franchises probably feel that he is past his sell-by date.
Shaun Marsh scored 312 runs from 12 matches for Melbourne Renegades in the last edition of The Big Bash League, scoring at an average of 26 and a strike rate of 126.82.
Aaron Finch had a shocker of a BBL season this time around and managed just 179 runs from 13 matches. The Melbourne Renegades skipper average of 13.76 and scored his runs at a strike rate of 113.29.
Finch had a poor season for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last year’s IPL as well and added just 268 runs from 12 matches at an average of 22.33 and a strike rate of 111.20. This came on the back of another bummer in IPL 2018 when he could score just 134 runs at 16.75.
The Australian T20I captain,will be seen leading the team in a T20 series in New Zealand recently, did not find any takers in this year’s IPL auctions.