IPL 2018: 3 prominent players who went unsold at the auctions but returned as replacements
These 3 players got extremely lucky
One man’s loss is another man’s gain, and this applies to cricket too. An injury to one player opens the door for another. Every year, a few unsold players make it to the tournament as replacements for those who are ruled out due to an injury or other concerns.
This year, several players have been ruled out – the biggest among the names being Steve Smith and David Warner. Although the replacements for all the players have not been announced yet, here’s taking a look at those who have made a lucky re-entry into the tournament so far.
#3 Corey Anderson – Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore secured an impressive pace bowling attack in the auction, including Nathan Coulter-Nile. However, the Australian pacer suffered an “aggravation” of a previous stress fracture and was thus ruled out of the IPL.
Consequently, RCB roped in all-rounder Corey Anderson at his base price, in place of the Australian. “The IPL Technical Committee has approved a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile – fast bowler from Australia – in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad,” an IPL media advisory stated.
He has played 27 IPL matches, in which he has scored 521 runs and scalped 8 wickets.
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