IPL 2020 Auction: 5 big players who might go unsold

IPL 2020 Auction: 5 big players who might go unsold

The auction for the thirteenth season of the blockbuster T20 league is all set to take place on the 19th of December.

Tim Southee (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

It is that time of the year when all the owners of the franchises or teams and the think-tank invested in building the team for the upcoming season prepare themselves vociferously for the IPL auction. The auction for the thirteenth season of the blockbuster T20 league is all set to take place on the 19th of December. A total of 997 players put up their hands for the bidding war which has now been slashed to 332 players.

Similar to all IPL auctions, some of the biggest names in international cricket have registered themselves this time to go under the hammer. And much to the utmost surprise, few of those names may well pass by unsold. The giants could miss out due to their base price having set on the higher side or their track record in the past seasons not spelling out as a compelling one.

Since most of the franchises only have limited slots to fill along with a limited purse, it seems unlikely that they will go out of the way to fight for these athletes. Moreover, the amount set by them may also be inversely proportionate with their current form. They will instead try to go for players with reasonable base prices to occupy the spots.

Here are the five prominent names who might go unsold in the upcoming IPL 2020 Auction:

David Miller

David Miller IPL 2020
David Miller. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

David Miller stayed with Kings XI Punjab for eight seasons since making his debut in the year 2012. In the following year till the 2015 season, the southpaw consistently mustered more than 350 runs at a strike rate of an excess of 150. However, since then, Miller’s performances have gone drastically down.

Once a regular member of the playing eleven, Miller has found himself in and out of the side over the last couple of seasons or so. The South African himself expressed his wish to be released ahead of the upcoming season. Even against his desire, it was likely that he would have been released, given his woeful display.

Considering his sequence of lean performances over the past few seasons, franchises are unlikely to go after Miller. They can opt for a more competent option with a good track record even if it means to spend a marginally higher amount.