IPL Auction 2019: 4 players who were surprisingly left unsold
#2 Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes, despite being one of the best bowling all-rounders in the world at the moment was left unsold at the auction today. It was quite an astonishing decision of all the franchises to not pursue him due to his, experience, ability to both bowl with the new ball and deliver accurate yorkers in the death overs.
This decision might be because English players may not play the whole tournament due to Pakistan touring them at the end of May to play ODIs before the World Cup.
#1 Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum was the first biggest foreign star to remain unsold at the auction. Despite having tons of experience and played in this tournament from 2008, it was quite surprising to see that no team attempted to bid for him despite being available at a reasonable base price of 2 crores
Being an extremely aggressive player, the mere presence of McCullum creates fear in the minds of the opposition bowling attack. Also, he is a superb fielder and a great leader for any side to have. Hence, it was unbelievable that no franchise made an effort to bid for player of such quality.