IPL 2020 Auction: 5 Indian players who can go unsold

IPL 2020 Auction: 5 Indian players who can go unsold

With less than a week to go for the auctions, teams will already be analysing on whom to bid for.

Stuart Binny (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Every time the IPL player auction is around, there is a definite buzz around the cricket world. It’s no different this year as well. As many as 997 players had registered for the 2020 season which included 215 capped and 754 uncapped players.

The shortlisted players’ list came out and only 332 players made the cut. Among them, 186 players are Indians while the 143 are overseas players. There are three players from Associate nations as well.

With less than a week to go for the auctions, teams will already be analysing on whom to bid for and other strategies. A maximum of 73 spots can be filled and hence, most of the players will face rejections and go unsold.

Thus, here are five Indian players who can go unsold:

Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Over the last 12 to 18 months, Hanuma Vihari has gone on to become one of the regular members of the Indian Test team. However, he’s never come in the spotlight for his white-ball game. He does have a decent 50-over record but doesn’t have a great T20 record.

In fact, Vihari has played 74 games and averages just 20.84 and has a strike-rate of 112.35. The Andhra skipper played 24 games in the IPL but hasn’t been able to make an impact at all. He played 17 games in the 2013 season and scored 241 runs. But those runs came at a trickle as he had a strike-rate of 86.69.

After that season, Vihari played five games in 2015 and only two (for Delhi Capitals) in 2019. Thus, the 26-year-old doesn’t really have the numbers to prove his worth. Despite keeping his base price at INR 50 lakhs, Vihari may not find any buyers in the upcoming auction.