IPL retentions gave us some surprises and the auctions could be more exciting, which is going to take place on 27th and 28 January 2018. Several Indians failed to impressed their franchises in the last seasons and therefore were not retained by them. However, franchises have the Right to Match (RTM) card which they can use to get the player back. Now, if we talk about overseas players, there are many who might not get a buyer this time. Cricwizz chooses some overseas players who, at the end of the day, could remain unsold. Have a look:
The base price of Cameron White is Rs 2 cr which buyers could find a bit higher keeping in mind the form and the overseas stamp. He didn’t play any IPL game after 2013 as he remained unsold in the 2014 auctions. Price of Rs 2 cr is quite high for a player who is not regular in playing the format and is not performing well in whatever chances he is getting.
Would you go for Angelo Mathews for Rs 2 cr? The kind of form and fitness he is having currently is raising a lot of questions. Once again he recently got injured and is almost out of the tri-series going on in Bangladesh. Keeping his fitness in mind, the franchises would want to spend money on the young talent rather than the out of form player. Even in the last season, Mathews didn’t entertain his fans and just scored 32 runs in 3 games. This kind of form would surely keep him out of this year’s IPL.
Harry Gurney has kept his base price as Rs 1.5 cr for the upcoming IPL auctions. The 31-year old is a left-arm fast medium bowler who plays for England. He last played an international game in 2014 against Sri Lanka. The huge gap of international cricket can be a big loss for him as he could remain unsold. Rs 1.5 cr is a huge amount and a buyer would like to go for some prominent names rather than him.
Can you imagine an IPL without Lasith Malinga? This could be the year when his fans might not see him due to his form and fitness. Malinga’s base price is Rs 1 cr which is not that big if we see his past legacy with Mumbai Indians. There is no doubt that any side could go for him if he would be fit enough like before. But we have to wait and see if Mumbai Indians would use RTM for him or not. He could go for another side but there are chances that he might remain unsold this time. What do you think?
This is the most surprising name in this list but this could be on the cards. Dale Steyn’s form has always been terrific in IPL but the question comes on his fitness. Recently, he got injured in the 1st Test against India and now the chances for him at the auctions are not that bright. His fitness issues might keep him away from this IPL season even if he turns 100% fit until April. If he will not be picked, then surely his base price of Rs 1 cr won’t be the reason for his ouster but his fitness would be.