The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most successful T20 leagues in the world. The T20 league was introduced way back in 2008 and has provided a career to many players.
The ultimate goal of each and every player is to perform at their best to win the games for their respective teams. But, the only thing that separates these players is the salary. While some players' are picked up at a mind-boggling price at the auctions, the others are just picked up at their low base prices.
However, it has often been seen that the players picked up at a low price have gone on to perform exceptionally well during the course of the tournament. The cricketers who took small amount gave more match-winning performances than the cricketers who received a huge amount.
In the article, we take a look at the players who were picked at their base price and performed extremely well.
#5 Kevon Cooper - Rajasthan Royals
The all-rounder from West Indies, Kevon Cooper made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Rajasthan Royals in 2012. His all-round skills in the 2011 Champions League was noticed by Rajasthan Royals who bought him at a base price of $50,000.
In his debut IPL season, the all-rounder scalped 10 wickets in 6 matches and followed the performance with 19 wickets in 14 matches in IPL 2013.
Kevon Cooper, who smashed a six of the very first ball he faced in IPL and scored 11 off 3, went on to take four wickets in the same game against Kings XI Punjab. In the 2014 season, Cooper who could only score 39 runs in five matches, picked up just 4 wickets at an average of 33.50. The Caribbean all-rounder soon lost his form and was released by Royals.
He last played in the cash-rich league in 2014. It was a profitable purchase for Royals as the all-rounder was purchased at his base price of $50,000.