IPL 2022: 5 players who might go unsold in mega auction despite addition of two new teams
Here are a few players who haven’t performed to the standards of the league and who may go unsold in the upcoming IPL mega auction.
Updated - Nov 24, 2021 2:15 pm
The Indian Premier League is indisputably the best in the cricketing universe and has a viewer base of more than 100 million. This tournament was started with a motto stating “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi” which means “Where talent meets opportunity” in Sanskrit.
As per the motto, this tournament has been providing substantial opportunities for Indian and foreign youngsters. However, this league has not been so easy for the players to step in and it has been more demanding to survive in this platform later.
Many players have a dream of playing this stupendous league and it has been so rewarding for a good player and at the same time, it has also been very cruel for a bad performer. Here are a few players who haven’t performed to the standards of the league and who may go unsold in the upcoming mega auction despite the inclusion of new teams.
1. Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladeshi wicketkeeping batter Mushfiqur Rahim has always been a cardinal player in the team. He debuted long ago in 2006 for the Bangla team in T20Is and has been quite a consistent player to be in the squad since then.
He has played 225 T20 matches and has an average of 29.19 with a fair strike rate of 126.24. Though he has been a mature T20 player, he has not attracted any bids in the tournament right from the inaugural edition in 2007.
He tried to prove his worth in 2019, hitting a match-winning 60 runs for Bangladesh against India in Delhi, but the franchises remained resolutely unmoved even to date. Even though entering the auction in the base price 14 times, he has not been bid even once and has passed his prime time so most probably he will remain unsold.