5 CPL stars who never got a chance in the IPL

5 CPL stars who never got a chance in the IPL

After performing exceptionally in the CPL, they got into the IPL auction as well, but never found a buyer.

Sheldon Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell of St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

The West Indies have won the T20 World Cup twice in 2012 and 2016. Hence, it’s understandable that the Islands have produced a number of skilled T20 players over the years. The success in the format has translated in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as well. The Biggest Party in Sport started back in 2013 and has only grown in popularity. The seventh edition is currently underway.

Though CPL is a popular league, many players from across the globe, aspire playing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Many players from the CPL, including the likes of Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and others have played in the tournament in India. However, a number of big names in the CPL have never gotten the privilege, despite being in the auction.

Here, we take a look at five CPL stars who never played the IPL

Chadwick Walton

Chadwick Walton (L) of Guyana Amazon Warriors
Chadwick Walton (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

Chadwick Walton has been a part of the renowned T20 league ever since its inaugural edition. In those years, the Jamaica-born has played 63 matches in which he has notched 1572 runs at an average of 27.10. Moreover, the 34-year-old has eight half-centuries at a strike-rate of around the 120-mark. Walton mostly bats at the top of the order and unleashes his wide range of strokes.

His top score of 97 came against the Barbados Tridents, representing the Jamaica Tallawahs, at the Sabina Par, Kingston way back in July 2016.  The average can be a tad better with the skills he possesses. In the CPL, Walton is currently plying his trade for the Tallawahs. Previously, he also represented the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He remained unsold in the auction of the 2018 IPL.