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IPL 2016: 5 expensive domestic players who are yet to play a game in the tournament

  • Franchises splashed a huge amount of money on these young domestic players
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Modified 04 May 2016, 17:49 IST
Nathu Singh
Nathu Singh, the young pace sensation is yet to play a game in the IPL 2016

The cash-rich Indian Premier League has made the fortunes of many young Indian cricketers over the years with its fat pay cheques and lucrative opportunities. It has also worked as a platform for the budding Indian cricketers to showcase their talent in front of the cricketing fraternity.

Franchises knowing the importance of the domestic players in the IPL have often shelled out a large amount of money for the rising stars of domestic cricket. In the players’ auction for the IPL 2016, they followed the trend buying some uncapped domestic players with some colossal amounts of money.

However, to everyone’s surprise, some of the players who received lucrative contracts are yet to play a game in the ongoing IPL 2016. Well, the reasons are best known to the franchises, but we have tried to find those 5 most expensive domestic players who are yet to feature in the IPL 2016. We are following a descending order in terms of the money they got.

Nathu Singh

Nathu Singh
The Rajasthan pacer was bought for a whopping INR 3.2 crores in this year’s IPL auction

The name Nathu Singh caught everyone’s attention when he was snapped by Mumbai Indians for a whopping INR 3.2 crores in this year’s IPL auction. However, the young fast bowler from Rajasthan burst into the limelight with figures of 7 for 87 on debut against Delhi in Ranji Trophy 2015-16.

After his blazing performance, he earned a place in the Board President XI's squad for a two-day warm-up fixture against the visiting South African team. Stalwarts like Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir were heavily impressed with the young man’s talent as well.

However, the speedster is yet to play a game in the ongoing IPL 2016. Maybe his team Mumbai Indians, who are known to nurture young talent, have other ideas in mind regarding the young pace sensation.

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Published 04 May 2016, 17:26 IST
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