5 Expensive players in IPL 2019 who might be released ahead of IPL 2020 Auction
These expensive players couldn't do much in IPL 2019.
Updated - Oct 5, 2019 3:02 pm
The Indian Premier League has time and again proven to be a hub of emerging new talent, gripping thrillers, dramatic last over scenes, banters and some breathtaking finishes. This starstruck tournament is not only one of the most anticipated tournaments but has created a platform for all players across nations to showcase their talents and to become million-dollar names.
Some have taken full advantage of this stage to become a chevalier of the game whereas some have lost their existence and value due to their insignificant contributions and performances. Each year, the franchise gets set to battle against each other and bid for some of the biggest names of the sport.
Players are bought in the heat of the moment due to competitiveness of the auction or it may even seem to be an ego biased pick. It’s all a part of this richest league in the world- The IPL. With the 12th edition of the league, done and dusted, the time has come for the head coaches and members of the franchise to put on their thinking caps to select a balanced, experienced yet a youth striven squad that could book themselves a place in the playoffs- an ambition of each player and associated members.
During this process, several players fail to do justice to their bided prices owing to which the franchises are left with no option but to release the invaluable players.
Here is a probable list of 5 players who might be released in the IPL 2020 Auction
1. Carlos Brathwaite – INR 5 Crore
All it took was 4 balls for Carlos Brathwaite, the hard-hitting batsman from Barbados to become one of the feared batsmen in T20 cricket – 4 sixers that sealed the win for Windies in the 2016 World T20 final. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to live up to the reputation and expectations after that knock.
Having bid a massive sum of 5 crores for him, the Knight Riders would have expected their most expensive purchase of the season would have showcased some of the prowess to lift them to the top of the charts. However, The West Indian played only two games this season and failed to make an impression in any of the games.
Managing to score just 11 runs without bagging any wicket wasn’t justice to the price paid for him by the team. KKR will be better off spending this money on alternate pinch hitter/batting all-rounder in the 2020 IPL auction, an area Kolkata Knight Riders still haven’t got right.