IPL Auction 2019: 4 players who were surprisingly left unsold
The Vivo IPL Auction never fails to surprise anyone. Despite being top stars in other T20 leagues around the world, these players shouldn't expect themselves to be picked every year due to the level of this tournament. Also, some of these players are in the twilight of their career, having retired from international cricket recently and haven't been playing as they use to in their prime.
There are also some players in this slideshow whose form in domestic circuit has been poor and hence rightfully have not been picked by a franchise. This slideshow also consists of players mainly international who despite being in top form have been unfortunately ignored.
Let us have a look at the four players who were surprisingly left unsold.
#4 Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary was the first Indian international player who was left unsold at the auction today He is an aggressive middle-order batsman who can play as per the situation but in the recent past hasn’t shown an impressive display while chasing targets for his team.
Despite having played the tournament since 2008 and for four different franchises, Manoj Tiwary was unlucky to remain unsold despite having a decent base price of 50 lakhs.
#3 Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn was one of the most experienced and ferocious pacers available at the auction. Due to his age, a high base price of 2 crores and injury concerns, he was surprisingly left unsold at the auction despite a few teams such as the Royal Challengers Banglore, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab needing a foreign pacer at the auction.
This will prove to be a blessing in disguise for the South Africans who will need their speedster to remain fit for the 2019 World Cup. Personally, Steyn will have to ponder about why he will not feature in two successive IPL seasons in a row now.