IPL 2020: 5 players who have kept their base price too high and can go unsold
A total of 73 spots are up for grabs in the IPL 2020 Auction and 332 eminent players will be battling for the same.
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The Indian Premier League is just around the corner, and the teams, after retaining their core team, will be looking to iron out some of the vulnerabilities in the squad. For this purpose, most of the teams will target a few specified players and will be hoping to get them at the lowest possible price. A total of 73 spots are up for grabs, but 332 eminent players will be battling for the same.
However, many of the players have kept their base price too high. Thus, they might not fall within the team’s interests and budget. Moreover, some of them have been hampered by injuries, while others have been deserted by a poor run of form. This might not help their cause in attracting franchises, and it is very likely that they will go unsold in the auctions.
Here are the five players who might go unsold in the upcoming IPL 2020 Auction due to their hefty base price:
Angelo Mathews (Rs 2cr)
Angelo Mathews has been a part of the tournament in the past, but his performance hasn’t been a match of his standards. Also, he last played in IPL 2017 but got to feature only in 3 games in the tournament. He went unsold in the mega-auctions of IPL 2018, and the following year as well.
Interestingly, his base price in both those auctions was Rs 2 crore. Talking about the recent form, Mathews recently featured in the T10 League for Delhi Bulls but did not return with much success. For a player who has not even remained a regular feature in the national team, such a huge price is a bit more to ask.
Lastly, most of the teams have already fulfilled their allrounders slot. In that case, he is likely to warm the bench for any team he plays for. Therefore, the teams won’t like to spend much on a player who is out-of-form and likely to spend most of his time on the bench.