IPL 2018 Auction: 5 worst picked players by the franchises to fulfill their compositions
Here is a list of players whose price tags and competence in the grand scheme of things may not necessarily match.
Updated - Jan 29, 2018 8:04 pm
The Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 auction was expected to be a largely thrilling and spectacular extravaganza and the whole two-day setup surely lived up to all the hyped forecasts. Many of the Indians as well as the overseas player’s fate was decided in the intense bidding wars which got all the eight franchises of the league charging in a fashionable manner. While, there were also some players who failed to induce any bids in the auction as they went unsold. Eventually every franchise at the end of the auction to a great extent filled each departments of its roaster with some of the specialized players which included both Indian and foreign cricketers.
The franchises also happened to buy out some of the unfavorable candidates for some huge bidding amounts. These worst picks can ought to work in a lousy manner for their respective franchises in the upcoming season of the IPL. In the quest to select the best possible options in their respective compositions, some of the players were selected just for the sake of completing the squad or when no other key player was available in the budding list of cricketers.
Here are the five worst picks from the 2018 IPL auction:
1. Piyush Chawla
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) invited a lot of surprising and astounding moments at the auction table. They retained leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for a dazzling amount of Rs 4.20 crores through the Right to Match(RTM) card option. The Knight Rider player was indulged in a huge bidding war with each of Chennai, Mumbai and Rajasthan going with high intensity to include him into their combination. However, Chawla was eventually bough by CSK first for Rs 4.2 crores after which KKR used their second RTM card to retain him.
He is considered to be a worst option for KKR as the leggie does not have impressive numbers in the recent domestic season in India. Also, he bowls much flatter these days and ends up bowling a lot of loose deliveries in a game, which allows the batsmen to take undue advantage in this process. In the past, the Gujarat cricketer also provided his teams with some useful contributions with the willow, but currently his batting abilities have dropped to a considering factor.