The IPL auction as teams finalized their squads for the IPL 2020 season threw up some surprises on Thursday. There were no takers for a few established names in world cricket.
Prominent players who went unsold:
Colin de Grandhomme
The most recent whiz, the all-rounders’ from New Zealand, De Grandhomme could have been a precious expansion to any IPL group. His hard-hitting ability with the bat and valuable capacity with the ball has made him an installation in New Zealand’s international team across formats.
Last season, Guptill showed up for SunRisers Hyderabad. He didn’t get a lot of chance to sparkle, with David Warner and Jonny Bairstow having set up themselves at the top of the order. Guptill scored 81 runs in 3 matches.
Jason Holder was another West Indies pace bowling alternative who found no takers at the IPL sell-off. What might have made him a more consistent purchase is Holder’s more-than-valuable capacity with the bat in the lower request.
Mark Wood was a part of the England ODI side which won the World Cup recently. However, abroad pacers are viewed as an unsafe investment in the IPL. Adam Milne and Matt Henry are some other people who have conceivably not discovered takers for a similar explanation.
Kesrick Williams turned into an easily recognized name in India with his smaller than expected contention with Virat Kohli in the ongoing respective arrangement among India and West Indies. That may have been sufficient for Williams to be a late contestant into the IPL sell off the waitlist, yet it was terrible enough for teams to offer for him.