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6 times Sunrisers Hyderabad/Deccan Chargers overspent on their players in the IPL auctions

Ashwan Rao
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:13 IST

#2 Wridhhiman Saha (INR 5 crore) - 2018 auction

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha

The Indian wicket-keeper batsman has played all the eleven editions of the IPL representing four different franchises in his career. Saha began his IPL journey with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008, before moving to the Chennai Super Kings in the fourth season. After a three year stint with the MS Dhoni's men, he went to Kings XI Punjab in 2014. After a pretty good four-year stay at Punjab, Saha was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the 2018 auctions for INR 5 crore.

The Bengal star was touted to be the first-choice wicketkeeper for the Men in Orange only to be replaced by Shreevats Goswami for several matches including the playoffs. In the 11 matches he played throughout the 2018 edition, Saha managed just 122 runs at an average of 15.25 and a strike-rate of 119.60.

It was a complete let down by an experienced campaigner who has amassed 1679 runs in 115 IPL matches across eleven seasons after being bought for INR 5.5 crore. The 2016 IPL winners have released Saha ahead of the season twelve auctions after his poor one-year stint with them.

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