5 released IPL players who could be bought back by the same team for lesser price
Putting players back into the pool and getting them at a bargain price once again is a great manoeuvre.
Updated - Nov 24, 2019 6:58 pm
One can say a thousand things about the IPL auction process overall. Right from the retentions, purchases, releases to trades, there are numerous options which always come out. However, being in the shoes of someone who is behind all these decisions is a draining job. All these judgements could literally fraught with danger. But to run a team successfully, it is important to take these gutsy calls.
Of choices made by the franchises, leaving out players is one of the toughest. And that too, deciding to bid adieu to someone who’s been a wonderful servant of the side gets that much tougher. However, some of these decisions can have a great strategy behind them. Franchises, more often than not, shell out huge bucks on some of the cricketers. But, due to various circumstances, they fail to justify their price-point. Putting them back into the pool and getting them at a bargain price once again is a great manoeuvre.
Here are five released IPL players who could be bought back for a bargain price:
1. Chris Morris
When the Delhi Capitals (DC) decided to release Chris Morris, many were taken by surprise. The South Africa cricketer is quite an impact player in this format of the game. In 61 IPL games so far, he scored over 500 runs at a strike rate of more than 157.
He is equally a good option with the ball and picked up 69 wickets at an economy rate of 8. Ahead of the mega-auction in 2018, they opted to retain just three players. One out of those was Morris. He was placed in the highest bracket and paid INR 11 crores.
But he couldn’t live up to the expectation in the last two seasons and didn’t play all the games either. Thus, the Capitals might have wanted to pay him lesser and thus have put back him in the auction. In all likelihood, they will bid for him once again.