We, in this article, discuss about the unsold players in IPL 2020. IPL 2020 is underway in the United Arab Emirates and we as avid cricket lovers could not have been more excited about the prospect of seeing our favorite players back in action after a long break. There have been some initial cobwebs seen in both the batting and the bowling department of a team. However, with the progress of the tournament, that is expected to be eradicated as the teams come back to full flow and play with an increased amount of purpose and determination.
This IPL has seen the retention of marquee players like Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit Sharma for Mumbai Indians, MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings, and Andre Russell for Kolkata Knight Riders. This year has seen some exciting price tags allotted as well and some expensive foreign recruits in the form of Pat Cummins by Kolkata Knight Riders, Sheldon Cottrell by Kings XI Punjab, and Marcus Stoinis by Delhi Capitals.
Some Indian players like Piyush Chawla have been acquired with a surprising wallet pinch, 6.5 crores to be specific in his case. However, some of the well known and renowned names in International T20 cricket have gone unsold. A list among the many unsold players in IPL 2020 is given below-
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
One of the most significant names to have been omitted during this auction, Guptill would have been a brilliant addition to a team. His hitting prowess at the top of the order would have set the game up nicely, his incredible fielding in the inner circle is highly valuable in a T20 game.
However, Guptill was not able to attract the interests of the investors who did not think of him as a relevant buy. This charismatic cricketer is among the unsold players in IPL 2020.
Tim Southee (New Zealand)
One of the finest exponents of pure swing bowling, Tim Southee has been a constant performer for New Zealand in all formats of the game. His ability to swing the ball with a brilliant seam position and a smooth and rhythmic action would have made him a valuable asset. He is a very good fielder in the deep as well with a potent throwing arm.
The season where he represented Mumbai Indians in a few matches he was highly impressive. However, Mumbai decided to go with his illustrious fast bowling compatriot Trent Boult. Another Kiwi Cricketer to be among the unsold players in IPL 2020.
Stuart Binny (India)
Although he is 35 and well past his prime, Binny could have added the stability and the surprise element through his all-round ability. A more than capable batsman, with the ability to strike lusty blows, Binny’s slow-medium pace generates a healthy amount of swing in favorable conditions.
However, after falling out of favor of the Indian national team, Binny has dissipated from the limelight after his breathtaking performances for India in limited-overs cricket for the short duration of time in which he got a chance to play. The Karnataka All-rounder is among the unsold players in IPL 2020.
Naman Ojha (India)
Another talented Indian wicketkeeper who has fallen out of the national team reckoning, Naman Ojha was a batsman of the classical mold, with an ability to play long innings and steady the ship of a team when required. With the gloves in hand, he was an exceptional keeper with a sound technique and quick reflexes.
However the emergence of MS Dhoni, his competitor completely overshadowed his playing prospects for India. This Wicketkeeper-batsman is among the unsold players in IPL 2020.
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Colin Ingram (South Africa)
A player who could use the long handle to strike lusty blows, Colin was a handy batsman whose meaty blows at the end of an innings could hurt the opposition. However, with the rise of young talents like David Miller and Riley Russow for South Africa, Ingram dropped out of the selector’s favor and was not able to reclaim his place in the national team.
Thus no IPL franchise could impose faith on his batting abilities. Another international cricketer among the unsold players in IPL 2020.
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