5 Players who went unsold most times in IPL Auction history
The price tags, the quality of cricket and the presence of big stars is something that makes IPL a special one in the minds of a majority of the cricketers.
Updated - Jan 11, 2020 6:33 pm
Getting picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction is a dream to come true for many upcoming and uncapped players across the globe. But there are quite a few players who have regularly turned up at the IPL auctions without any success.
The price tags, the quality of cricket and the presence of big stars is something that makes IPL a special one in the minds of a majority of the cricketers. In this article, we look at five players who remained unsold in the IPL auctions in the most number of editions.
(Note: There are a lot of players tied on the second spot but in this article, we picked players based on their significance in the list)
Here are the five players who went unsold on most occasions at the IPL auctions:
5. Nathan Lyon – 5 times
Nathan Lyon has always troubled Indian team in the longer format but was equally troubled by the Indian Premier League franchises who have repeatedly turned down the off-spinner at the auction table.
Lyon’s first taste of auction excitement came in 2014 where he went unsold at his base price of 1 crore INR. The story repeated in the auctions for the 2015 and 2016 at the same base price.
The Australian spinner interestingly increased his base price to 1.5 crore INR for the IPL auctions held for the 2017 and 2018 edition. His streak of five consecutive IPL auctions as an unsold player came to an end in the auction for 2019 season where he didn’t enter the auction table. Nathan Lyon is easily the most successful international player in the list of players who went unsold in five different editions and that is why we have mentioned him in this list.