In the Eleventh season of IPL(Indian Premier League), England’s Ben Stokes turned out to be a valuable star. On the other hand, no team is interested in previous year super player.
The cricket fans were shocked that no one showed interest in bidding on West Indies super batsman Chris Gayle. Royal Challenger Bangalore(RCB) player Chris Gayles price was set to be 2 crore INR.
The clubs did not want to take the bowler Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians in previous seasons. He was badly affected by bad form and injuries.
None of the clubs has shown interest on Ishant Sharma, who is in Kolkata Knight Riders.Pragyan Ojha, Parthiv Patel, and Murali Vijay are other Indian players who did not even get any clubs.
There are many superstars who do not get any bid after Gayle. New Zealand’s hunter Martin Guptill and Australian all-rounder James Faulkner are few among them. England’s Joe Root one of the best batsmen in recent cricket not considered by any clubs.
Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Johnson, Sam Billings and Jonny Bairstow were disappointed at the auction on day one. According to the report, clubs will come forward to buy them on coming auction days.
The auction consists of 580 players including 361 Indians. Of these, 16 players are included in the top list with a base price of 2 crores. Marquee players are the top players in the auction. Each of the teams can buy a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25 players.
The auction will be held in Bangalore yesterday and today. After a two-year ban, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will come back this season.