The 2021 IPL auction saw a total of 292 players under the hammer for 61 available slots. After the auction, 57 players found their place in different franchises. Chris Morris (Rs. 16.25 crore), Kyle Jamieson (Rs. 15 crore) and Glenn Maxwell (Rs. 14.25 crore) came out as some big buys at the 2021 IPL auctions. A total of 125 overseas players were shown. pre-selected at auction by BCCI. Of these, only 22 were bought by franchises while 103 foreign players were unsold.
Outside of the category of players not sold overseas, some cricketers should have been picked up by buyers. There were many talented cricketers who made up great excellence with the ball and the bat. Here we take a look at five of those foreign players that should have been selected by franchises in the IPL 2021 auction.
IPL 2021 auction: 5 foreign players who should have been selected
Hard-hitting opening batsman Jason Roy was unsold at the 2021 IPL auction after no franchise showed him interest. The English batsman had a base price of Rs. 2 crore in the 2021 IPL auction. Jason Roy has the ability to hit long shots by opening with excellent hit rate.
He played in IPL 2017 and IPL 2018. In all, he played 8 games in both editions, scoring 179 points at an average strike rate of 133+. The 30-year-old right-handed batsman has good stats in his T20I career. He has played 38 games with 890 points at a 144+ strike rate. He also broke five half centuries in T20I.
Shaun Marsh, unsold at Rs. Base price of 1.5 crore, has extensive experience in Indian leagues. The Australian drummer performed for Kings XI Punjab from the 2008 IPL to the 2017 IPL. The left-handed batter played 71 games, scoring 2,477 points with an average of 39.95. He smashed 20 50s in his IPL career, with a hundred. With such a long experience in IPL, Shaun Marsh should have found a buyer in IPL 2021, but it seems fate was not in his favor.
Carlos Brathwaite to be unsold at the 2021 IPL auction was a surprising thing. The all-rounder from the West Indies hasn’t played a lot of IPL games so far, but he has the ability to hit big shots and dominate batsmen with his bowling pace. The 32-year-old cricketer had a base price of Rs. 50 lakh in the auction, but no franchise has shown interest in collecting him.
Carlos Brathwaite was part of the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016 and 2017 and then joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018. He then played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2019. In 16 IPL matches, the right-handed drummer scored 181 points with 13 wickets in his count. Brathwaite has an excellent 163+ strike rate at batting and is a superb advantage in the lower middle position.
Left-handed batsman Corey Anderson is another player who should have been selected at the 2021 IPL auction. The 30-year-old had a base of Rs. 75 lakh at the 2021 IPL auction, however, no franchise has shown interest in it. to choose. Corey Anderson has been active in the Indian Premier League for four seasons – IPL 2014, IPL 2015, IPL 2017 and IPL 2018.
The New Zealand batsman helped the Mumbai Indians advance to the 2014 IPL playoffs when the team had to run 190 points in just 14.3 overs. Hitting at No. 3, Anderson hit a sensational 44-95 ball shot. So far in IPL, Anderson has played 30 games with 538 points at a 127+ strike rate. In 31 T20I, Anderson has a better strike rate of 138+. At just Rs. 75 lakh at auction, Corey Anderson was a great choice for franchises.
England cricketer Alex Hales, who had a base price of Rs. 1.5 crore in the 2021 IPL auction, was another foreign player who was not sold and should have been picked. The right-handed batsman is very active in foreign national T20 leagues like the Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League.
He played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in his only IPL tournament in 2018, scoring 148 points in 6 games. Hales, 32, has appeared in 60 T20I games, registering 1,644 points at a 136+ strike rate. He was one of the deserving foreign players in the IPL 2021 auction, but could not contract with any franchises.
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