Several big names of international cricket have put their names in the auction pool for IPL 2020. While the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch, who withdrew their names from the previous auction, will be back in the auction, IPL stars like Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn and Robin Uthappa, who were released by their respective franchises have also put their names in the fray.
All these players have kept their base prices quite high and are expected to be top picks at the auction. Along with these players, there are some other players who have kept their base price between ₹1.5 to ₹2 crores. Most of the teams have limited slots to be filled in, with a limited purse available, which means it is highly unlikely that the teams will spend extravagantly on any player.
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Moreover, some of these 'high base price' players haven't really done justice to their reputation in the IPL in the past which might make things difficult for them at the auction table.
Here are 5 players with high base prices who might go unsold at the auction.
#5 Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood has been the backbone of Australia's Test squad for a long time now. Hazlewood has been relentless with his line and length and has been a match-winner for the Aussies. Unfortunately, in order to keep him injury-free, Hazlewood has often been kept out of the limited-overs sides.
While the right-arm quick has played as many as 50 Tests, he has been part of just 44 ODIs. More importantly, he has played just 7 international T20s in his entire career. Due to international commitments, the 28-year-old hasn't played much of franchise T20 cricket and has no IPL experience.
Considering his lack of experience of playing T20 cricket, Hazlewood might find no buyers at the auction.