IPL Auction 2017: Surprising names of Unsold Players
This is the highly anticipated auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 that brings up some surprises to cricket lovers. The players from India Tahir, Ishant and Irfan missed out in the morning session. In next round after post-lunch-session, they failed to grab the interest of any buyers. On another hand, New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Colin Munro, James Neesham, South African pacer Wayne Parnell and England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow also joined the list. Mehedi Hasan Miraj and Shabbir Rahman the Bangladesh players also failed to find bidders.
Here is the list of full unsold players
1. Ishant Sharma the Indian pacer bowler was ignored by franchises 2 times when his name was announced in the bidding. Although with an average performance he might be refused by bidders due to Rs. 2 crore base price. Last year he played for Rising Pune Supergiants.
2. Irfan Pathan Indian pacer was too refused by the franchises. Setting the base price of Rs. 50 lakhs he too failed to impress the bidders to be picked in IPL 2017 auction. Pathan don’t found any takers on two times when his name was pronounced in an auction. Last year he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
3. Imran Tahir with the base price of 50 lakh and holding the top bowling spots in both the ICC One-day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty20I rankings failed to get bidders in the auction. South African leg-spinner missed out in the morning session, once again failed to grab interest from any of the franchises in the post-lunch session.
4. Thisara Perera The Sri Lankan all-rounder was unsold with the base price of 50 lakh. Perera has released ahead of the auction for the tenth edition, overlooked by the franchises during the 2017 IPL auction. Last year he played for Rising Pune Supergiants.
5. Jonny Bairstow, The England wicketkeeper-batsman with the less experience to play in Indian soil has to wait for next time to make good buyers at maiden IPL auction as he remains unsold for this year. Bairstow had set the base price of 1.50 crores, might be one of the reasons why franchises have not picked him up.
6. Brad Hogg the chinaman bowler and left-handed batsman weren’t picked up in this year’s IPL auction. The 45-year-old former Australian all-rounder has set the base priced at 50 lakh, unable to seek the interest of bidding buyers. The last edition he played for Kolkata Knight Riders.
7. Parvez Rasool with the base price of Rs 30 lakh remains unsold finding no takers. Previously the all-rounder played for Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder in IPL auction.
8. Afghan player Mohammad Shahzad also called “MS” failed to attract any bids. The Big-hitting batsman and wicketkeeper set the basic price of 50 lakh but remained unsold.
9. Cheteshwar Pujara too could not found the takers. The right-handed Test specialist from India set the base price of Rs 50 lakh but was ignored by all the IPL franchises. Pujara scored runs in the previous Test series with good performance but that only could not impressed bidders this time.
10. Marlon Samuels the right-hand batsman failed to attract franchise with the base amount of 1 crore. Taking the man of the match against England in World T20 final, the veteran West Indies batsman was refused for the tenth edition of the IPL.
11. Pragyan Ojha The left-arm India spinner with the base price of 30 lakh unable to find takers in this IPL 2017 auction. Pragyan Ojha had once been the highest wicket-taker in one IPL edition as well. He last played for Mumbai Indians.
12. Alex Hales England wicketkeeper-batsman too has to wait for another season. With the base price was Rs 1 crore too couldn’t attract any franchise. The 28 years old England player Hales with the base price of 1 crore unable to attract any bidders.