IPL 2022 Auction: Top 10 Overseas Players Who Went Unsold
IPL 2022 Auction: IPL 2022 mega auctions have wrapped up and now all the teams are set with their complete squad. All the franchises have done their hard work now it’s up to respective players who will be proving their worth. The two-day event was full of surprises and shocks and some unexpected events. BCCI and IPL committee must be happy to see that their hard work has given some good returns.
In IPL 2022 mega auction, initially, a total of 1214 players registered to go down the hammer. It was BCCi and IPL committee who trimmed the list to the final 590 players. There were 370 Indian and 221 overseas players who took part in the auction. Before the auction began, there were few overseas players who were expected to be bought without a doubt. However, it turns out that there are a few faces who won’t be available for the upcoming tournament.
We have compiled a list of 10 overseas players, who went unsold in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
10 Unsold Overseas Players from IPL 2022 Auction
1) Eoin Morgan
The first cricketer to make it to our list at number one is Eoin Morgan. The England skipper who led his team to win the world cup in 2019, has not seen the dawn of the day in IPL mega auction. Former KKR skipper had a successful run as the leader of the team but not as an individual player. This was the primary reason for him not getting into a team for IPL 2022. Morgan registered himself for a base price of 1.5 Crore.
2) Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir has been playing the sport since the beginning of time. He is still in good shape and the South African spinner is still picking up valuable wickets. The 42-year-old was released by Chennai Super Kings. However, Tahir’s recent performance was making headlines but still, he couldn’t find a team to play in IPL 2022. His base price for IPL 2022 was 2 Crore and teams had better options to go for looking at his age.
3) Shakib Al Hasan
It was a shock to the Bangladeshi allrounder not getting any buyers in IPL mega auction. His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order and controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling has made him arguably Bangladesh’s greatest cricketer. Hasan registered himself for a price of 2 Crore and that was probably one of the reasons for him not getting a buyer. Looking at his recent performances, he should have kept his price a bit low.
4) Steve Smith
Another shock in the IPL mega auction came when Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith went unsold. The former Australian skipper registered himself for a base price of 2 Crores. Smith’s recent performances in T20 cricket were not as good as expected. Probably it was because of his higher base price, he couldn’t find a buyer.
5) Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan made a striking entry into international cricket in a T20 international in Cardiff in 2017, demolishing South Africa’s attack with 78 from 44 balls – the highest T20 innings by an England debutant. However, it was disappointing to see Malan not getting any buyers during the IPL auction. The 34-year-old kept his base price at 1.5 Crore and fans were expecting him again in IPL after a debacle with Punjab Kings last year.
6) Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch has always been a crucial part of IPL tournaments. The hard-hitting batsman last played IPL in 2020 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, it looks like Finch’s career in India’s T20 cricket league is over and fans won’t be able to witness his aggressive batting again in the tournament. He registered himself for a base price of 1.5 Crore.
7) Ben McDermott
The Big Bash League star and the highest scorer of BBL season 11 Ben McDermott was expecting a big deal from IPL mega auctions. The Hobart Hurricanes opener had a brilliant run in BBL and was consistent with his performance. Unfortunately, even at a base price of 50 Lakhs, McDermott couldn’t find a buyer in the mega auction. The 27-year-old will be highly disappointed even after scoring consistently in the T20 format.
8) Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson found himself in a big dilemma when he was picking up wickets for Melbourne Renegades but his team was constantly failing in scoring wins in BBL season 11. With 19 wickets in hand, Richardson was the 6th highest wicket-taker in the tournament. However, still, after strong credentials, Richardson missed out on finding out a buyer in IPL 2022 mega auction. His base price was 1.5 Crore.
9) Andrew Tye
It is clear the IPL is dominated by Australian cricketers but only those who are performing well enough at international cricket. Andrew Tye finished his BBL season 11 campaign as the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. In 16 appearances, Tye picked up 25 wickets at an economy of 8.08. He was one of the reasons for the trophy win for Perth Scorchers in BBL 11. Still, after so many achievements, Tye couldn’t find a buyer in IPL mega actions.
10) Adam Zampa
It was not a shock nor a surprise when none of the teams bid for Adam Zampa in the two days event. The only reason was his high valued base price. Zampa registered himself for a base price of 2 Crore. Looking at his recent performance in BBL11 and international cricket, the price is too high. In the same segment, there were too many options for the teams to bid for.