5 Unsold players in IPL 2024 auction who can be picked at later stages

5 Unsold players in IPL 2024 auction who can be picked at later stages

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Phil Salt Batting (Photo Source : BCCI/IPL)

The IPL 2024 auction saw 333 players going under the hammer on December 19. The auction was hosted outside India for the first time, with Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena being the venue.

A total of 72 spots were filled out of 77 available vacancies in the auction with the ten franchises splurging huge amounts of money. Pat Cummins (INR 20.50 Cr) and Micthell Starc (INR 24.75 Cr.) were the standout buys as both broke the 20 Cr rupee barrier and became the two most expensive players ever in IPL auction history.

However, there were some surprises as well, as players who have a good record in T20 cricket went unsold. No reasons why given as to why some of the best performers in the shortest format went unsold. But issues with form, past performances, injuries, and unsuitability in the franchise’s plans can be cited as to why players went unsold. 

However, there is a chance that they might be bought into the side later on as replacement players and in this piece, we take a look at five such players who might be called for service later on despite going unsold in the IPL 2024 auction.

Here are the five unsold players in IPL 2024 auction who can be picked later:

5. James Neesham

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo Source: Twitter)

James Neesham has always been a part of one or another franchise in the Indian Premier League. He has played 12 matches across three seasons in 2014, 2020, and 2021 scored 60 runs, and picked 8 wickets. One of the biggest reasons for his poor performance is that franchises have not shown confidence in him to give him consistent chances.

However, there are always chances of players pulling out or getting injured and Neesham might be asked to come and fill in by any of the franchises. He has a good record in T20s, scoring 3514 runs and taking 209 wickets in 254 matches. His strike rate with the bat is 142.15 and economy with the ball is 9.00.

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