Aussie players Alex Carey and Nathan Coulter-Nile said they weren’t surprised at the release of their IPL franchises and hope to find a squad at next month’s player auction for the next edition. of the league rich in cash.
While wicket batsman Carey was released Thursday by finalists of the last edition, Delhi Capitals, Coulter-Nile was struck off by Indian champions Mumbai.
“It wasn’t a surprise. These things, you have a little idea and I haven’t played cricket much, I just sat on the sidelines so it probably makes sense to open up this place to someone else, Carey told the cricket. com.au.
“I hope there is an opportunity in this year’s draft, but I’m really grateful to Delhi and Punter (Ponting) for taking me in first place,” added the stumper, who did only played three games for the Delhi Capitals in his first IPL season. .
Coulter-Nile also said his release by the five-time champion Mumbai Indians was as expected, despite coming back with a 2-for-29 figure in the title match against the Delhi Capitals.
“I expected this to happen,” Coulter-Nile said.
“They paid too much for me, so I thought it was going to happen. I hope I can be picked up again this year. I have nothing else, so I hope I can access IPL, ”added the 33-year-old right arm pacemaker.
Carey and Coulter-Nile were among nine Australian cricketers who were released through their respective IPL franchises. Others include Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, and Aaron Finch.