Nidahas Trophy 2018: 5 unsold players in the IPL who did well

Who are the players the IPL teams will regret not buying?

Tamim Iqbal in the Nidahas Trophy 2018
Tamim Iqbal. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Nidahas Trophy 2018 turned out more exciting that one could ever imagine. At the beginning of the tournament, no one would have expected Sri Lanka to lose both the games against the Bangladesh team. The Bangladesh team did surprisingly well in the tournament and miraculously reached the finals.

However, it was the tournament favorites India who’ve won the Nidahas Trophy. They defeated the Bangla Tigers in the finals to take home the trophy. Dinesh Karthik finished the game off for India with an unbelievable inning and sealed the game off with a six. He scored 29 from just 8 deliveries in a high-pressure chase. In the midst of all this action, there were a few players who had performed exceptionally well in this series. But, they failed to bag an IPL contract this year

Here is the list of 5 unsold players who did well in the Nidahas Trophy:

1. Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera plays a shot. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

If you look at the whole list of top-performers in the series, Kusal Perera is a no-brainer to make it into that list. He was exceptional with the bat throughout the series and has stunned everyone with his consistency. He played both the aggressive and the defensive game as per the demands of the situation. He has shown a lot of maturity with the bat and was not someone who threw his wicket away whilst being aggressive as well.

The southpaw has scored 204 runs in the tournament at an average of 51 and at very impressive strike rates. He reached the 50-run mark in three out of the four games showing his consistency. He was probably a big miss in the auction and after watching these performances, the franchises would be regretting their decision not to buy him. Moreover, Kusal also doubles up as the wicket-keeper in the side.


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