Dean Jones surprised that Kings XI didn't bid for their star player Shaun Marsh

Dean Jones surprised that Kings XI didn’t bid for their star player Shaun Marsh

No loyalty is shown by team owners: Jones.

Dean Jones
Dean Jones. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

The on-going IPL auction is changing lives of some domestic players as well as the international players. At the same time, star players like Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga are attracting no bidders for them. The likes of Gayle and Malinga have been star performers for their side in the previous editions of the tournament. South African Hashim Amla had a terrific IPL last season for the Kings XI Punjab but he was ignored by the franchises including the Punjab based franchise.

On day 2, The Kings XI Punjab ignored left-handed Australian batsman Shaun Marsh. Marsh has been a star performer for the side on a number of occasions. The 34-year-old had recently notched up an Ashes century against England along with his elder brother Mitchell Marsh.

Shaun Marsh had won the orange cap in the first edition of the Indian Premier League while playing for the Kings XI Punjab. But when his name came up from the bag for auction, their former team didn’t show any interest in getting the Australian back to their side. However, this could be a strategy of the IPL teams where they might recall the big names for another round of auction and these players may eventually join some of the sides for the 11th edition of the IPL which will begin on 4th of April later this year.

No loyalty is shown by team owners: Jones

Former Australia player Dean Jones was surprised by the fact that the previous franchise is not showing any kind of interest in buying their own players in the fresh auctions. Jones took to Twitter to put his thought about the Aussie who remained unsold in the auction.

His tweet:

One can say that the high base prices of the overseas players are playing a huge role in this years IPL as the owners are left with stranded budget and they need to get that 18-24 squad strength. Although, Australians like D’arcy Short and Ben Cutting who have performed exceptionally well for their sides in the on-going Big Bash League attracted good bids.