The mega auction of IPL 15 is just a few weeks away. The global T20 carnival will get bigger this time with two new franchises making their debut this season.
With all 10 sides are chalking out their plans and strategy ahead of the D-Day, we take a look at a few cricketers who might not get a place in the marquee league this time around.
The lanky right-arm medium-fast bowler has clearly gone past his prime. Sharma has been a permanent member of the Test side for the last few years. However, the seasoned campaigner failed to get an opportunity in the SA tour. His pace has considerably dropped plus his form in limited-overs cricket has not been up to the mark.
In the past few seasons of IPL, Sharma was a part of the Delhi Capitals. But despite being an experienced player of the squad, Coach Ricky Ponting banked on youngsters ahead of Sharma. The veteran seamer is probably in the twilight of his illustrious career. Hence, it is unlikely that the 33-year-old cricketer will create chaos on the auction table this time.
The 22-year-old spin allrounder has been a sensation in Indian cricket. Sundar comes as a huge asset for any franchise. The youngster is quite handy with the bat as well, as he can score runs at a brisk rate whenever needed. Despite being a player who ticks most of the boxes for a team, Sundar has often struggled with his fitness.
His injuries frequently rule him out of a match, which serves as a huge blow to the XI. Keeping this in mind, it will be a big question in the minds of team owners when Sundar’s call will be made in the auction room.
The 3 highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL is by far, the most underrated cricketer in the cash-rich league. The veteran leg spinner has rarely disappointed his franchises in his entire career. His turn and variations still spin a labyrinth for batters as Mishra remains a match-winner in the domestic circuit.
But Mishra is not the fittest player in the scene. The 39-year-old cricketer has suffered injuries in the last few seasons, making his availability an issue. It is less likely that franchises will indulge in an intense bidding war to have Mishra in their scheme of things.
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