Top 5 unsold players who can be selected as backup for injury replacement

During the upcoming IPL season, the franchises might hire some illustrious players to replace their injured stalwarts.

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IPL 2024 Unsold players can come to teams as injury backup
IPL 2024 Unsold players can come to teams as injury backup. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction delivered cheerful moments to some players who earned big bucks. Australia’s Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins bagged lucrative contracts of INR 24.75 crore and 20.50 crore respectively and became the costliest players in the history of the auctions.

At the same event, 62 players attracted attention for getting unsold. However, from the unsold chart, a few players might feature in the 2024 IPL edition as they are illustrious figures and can deliver the desired results to the franchises. In the past IPL season, it’s witnessed how some injured players opened doors for some unsold players.

In 2023, when Reece Topley got ruled out of the tournament after playing his first game for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the franchise gave Wayne Parnell the chance to come back in the cash-rich tournament. Similarly in the 2011 edition, when Dirk Nannes exited the tournament, Chris Gayle replaced him and created history with his bat. 

Similar instances can occur in the upcoming tournament as injuries are part and parcel of the game. In that situation, some unsold players might get offers from the franchises to play for their teams. Talking more, let’s know five players who can become injury replacements

Here are five players who can be injury replacements in the IPL 2024:

5. Josh Inglis

Josh Inglis.
Josh Inglis. (Photo Source: Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

Josh Inglis went under the hammer with a base amount of INR 2 crore in the first round of the auction but didn’t get any buyers. Days before the auction, Inglis hit his magnificent maiden T20 International (T20I) ton against India in Visakhapatnam and equalled former opener Aaron Finch’s record of hitting the fastest hundred for Australia in cricket’s shortest format.

However, following that century, he failed to produce a quality knock from his bat which might not have put him into the scheme of things for the franchises in the 2024 IPL auction. The Aussie is a fine hitter of the ball and also possesses superb keeping skills. In case of any injury, the franchises might sign him up during the season.

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