IPL 2019: 10 Expensive players who might be released ahead of the next season
These players were picked by respective teams for a huge price but they couldn't live up to the expectations.
Updated - May 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Indian Premier League (IPL) has just been wonderful to watch this season. We all have witnessed some mind-blowing games with clinching finishes and dramatic events. IPL is the biggest tournament in the world beating all the other leagues like BBL, CPL, PSL and much more. Many have become great players with the help of the IPL, whereas some have lost their value due to their performances in it.
This year’s extravaganza is coming to an end with just two matches left. Qualifier two will be played between the experienced Chennai Super Kings and the youthful Delhi Capitals. Both the teams are strong contenders to win the title. Mumbai Indians are the team safely sitting in the finals, waiting for their rightful opponent. Whoever it may be, the final is always a huge occasion and the players will be anxious on how to go about the innings.
After the end of the season, the IPL franchises will be planning and taking notes on whom all to retain and the players who should be released in the next year’s IPL. Some teams will also release a couple of their players and buy them back for a lesser amount, just like how Rajasthan did with Jaydev Unadkat.
Here we bring you 10 expensive players who might get released ahead of the next season:
1. Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals)
The Saurashtra player has disappointed the Rajasthan camp once again. He was picked up for a whopping Rs 11.5 crore in the 2018 IPL season. After having a disappointing year, RR released him and bought back for a lesser amount of Rs 8.4 crores, which ended up being a poor move for them. This season, Jaydev Unadkat picked up only 10 wickets conceding runs at a hefty economy of 10.66.
He once again failed to justify the price tag and despite the Royals management trusting him continuously in the death overs to deliver, Unadkat disappointed. Though he earned a Man of the Match for his bowling at the fag end of the league stage, one would expect the left-arm pacer to be consistent throughout the season. The franchise might consider releasing him and go for a better bowler instead ahead of the next season.