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IPL 2019: 10 Players who don't justify their price tag

Gavish Soni
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18 Feb 2019, 03:16 IST

Chris Lynn of the Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn of the Kolkata Knight Riders

The Indian Premier League has become one of the most prominent sports leagues across all the world. Last year, the television and digital rights of the tournament were sold to Star India at an astonishing price of ₹16,347.50 Cr for a five-year period between 2018 to 2022. This deal in itself shows the power and reach of the league.

Every year, players from across the globe come to India and showcase their abilities. IPL has become the biggest stage for youngsters and relatively lesser known players to exhibit their talent under the world's limelight.

In this edition's auction, franchises spent a whopping ₹106.80 crores on various players. Every team focused on their squad needs and the availability of the players. In the process, some franchises went overboard to get a player in their team and paid more money than they deserved. There were also a few players who are retained at a high price, despite their lackluster performances last year.

Here are the 10 players who are overpaid in the 2019 IPL roaster.

#10 Carlos Braithwaite bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for 5 crores

Carlos Braithwaite, a new signing by Kolkata Knight Riders
Carlos Braithwaite, a new signing by Kolkata Knight Riders

Carlos Braithwaite will always be remembered for his heroics against England in the last over of the 2016 World T20 final. However, since then, Braithwaite has not lived up to the hype and expectation of fans.

Over the years, Braithwaite has severely underperformed in the IPL and its hard to justify him deserving such a high price tag. Neither have runs come from his bat nor has he delivered with the ball. His economy rate is something that is sure to give any captain nightmares. Last year, Sunrisers Hyderabad purchased him for ₹2 crores, who released him due to unsatisfactory performances at the end of the season. Hence, it came to a big surprise when Kolkata Knight Riders decided to buy him at ₹5 crore in the latest auction.

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