5 underperformed players in IPL 2018 who might go unsold in the auction next year
It will be tough for these players to find bidders in the auction next year.
Updated - May 24, 2018 4:38 pm
The eleventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is nearing its end. While Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have already made it to the final, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will fight it out in the second qualifier. The franchises had revamped the look of their teams in the mega-auction this year while retaining some of the players from their previous set-up. While Ben Stokes was the most expensive player of the auction, Jaydev Unadkat was the top buy as far as the Indian players were concerned.
As the action unfurled over the last 6 weeks in the cash-rich T20 tournament, many cricketers failed to live up to the expectations which affected the performance of their side. Some of the uncapped players like Krishnappa Gowtham, Prithvi Shaw certainly lit up the stage with their class and finesse but the million dollar cricketers along with some of the veterans were utterly disappointing. There is also a possibility that the franchises might release some of those players and they will have to go under the hammer ahead of the next season.
Here we bring you the players who might go unsold next year in the auction:
1. Jason Roy (Delhi Daredevils)
Jason Roy was one of the biggest failures for Delhi franchise after they had bagged his services for his base price of Rs 1.5 Crore. He began with a bang by playing a match-winning inning of 91* runs against the defending champions. Many felt that the openers will ace the season at the top of the order for DD and win games for them single-handedly. But then the familiar story followed. Roy is often guilty of fading away after a bright inning. He had endured a poor run after smashing 180 against Australia at the iconic MCG.
The same happened with him in the IPL as well. He was able to add only 29 runs to his tally in the four matches which followed. He was dropped from the team since then and was not included. He ended the season with 120 runs in 5 matches but a lot was expected of him considering his exploits in the shortest format of the game. But the England opener failed to might well have hurt his chances of playing in the league next year.