IPL 2023: 5 Players from INR 2 crore bracket who might go unsold

Few players have kept their base price a little too high and that might play a role in them going unsold.

KOUSTAV SENGUPTA

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Published - Dec 04, 2022, 17:19 IST | Updated - Dec 04, 2022, 17:19 IST

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The dynamics in the IPL auction often decide a fate of a player in terms of monetary value. In the 2022 IPL auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad spent INR 7.75 crores for Romario Shepherd but could only field him in three matches while Kolkata Knight Riders spent INR 7.25 crores on Shivam Mavi last year but the player proved to be highly expensive with the ball and thus, the franchise had to drop him after six games.

However, there are certain cricketers who despite being talented and in form, the franchises will be reluctant to spend their money on them. Given the history, the teams have learned to take safety measures these days and do a lot of research before bidding for a cricketer. This may actually result in five cricketers from the 2 crore bracket going unsold in the upcoming auction. Who are the cricketers and why?

Let’s jump straight in -

5. Craig Overton

The England bowling all-rounder Craig Overton has put himself in the 2 crore category but his T20 numbers have been very average to say the least. With 70 wickets to his name from the same number of matches in the shortest format of the game, the 28-year-old thus might find it difficult to find a place in any team in the IPL.

Even in The Hundred last season, Overton played just one match picking two wickets. His lack of game time and inexperience in playing in the Indian sub-continent may eventually make the bidders hesitate at the auction table.

When it comes to his batting, Overton can take the attack to the opposition but his consistency is something that the player needs to work on. In 70 matches so far, the Englishman scored 347 runs at a strike rate of 123.04. Thus, a team looking for a finisher in the death overs might look for other alternative options with better stats in the same price range.

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