IPL 2021: 3 International stars who deserve a better-sold price in the IPL 2021 Auction.
3 International stars who deserve a better-sold price: The BCCI conducted the IPL 2021 Auction recently and the players were purchased by the franchises. The auction became interesting as the franchisees involved in the bidding war for the players and some players broke the bars and created records in the recent IPL auction. Over 145 Crore rupees spent and 57 players were sold in the IPL auction.
Chirs Morris got the highest ever bid in the IPL history of 16.25 Croes while Krishnappa Gowtham got the highest domestic uncapped bid of INR 9.25 Crores. There were players who got extremely brilliant sold prices while some cricketers got much less than what they deserved.
In this article, we will look at some of these cricketers who deserved much better bid in the recent IPl auctions.
3 International stars who deserve a better-sold price in the IPL 2021 Auction:
Steve Smith was set free by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the IPL auction and the Australian cricketer put his name under the IPL hat for INR 2 Crores base price. Many cricket pundits expected the cricketer to bag a hefty amount while some were of the opinion that he might put franchises in the bidding wars.
However, Smith was brought by Delhi Capitals (DC) for INR 2.25 Crores. Royal Challengers Bangalore started a bid for Smith while they backed out after the second and final bid of Delhi Capitals.
Smith has amassed over 4000 runs across the 209 T20 games with an average of 30 and striking at 126 clicks. While the strike rate is less than what everyone wanted but playing the role of anchor, this is more than enough.
The English batsman, Dawid Malan was brought by Punjab Kings (formerly known as Kings XI Punjab) for his base price of INR 1.5 Crores. It was surprising for the fans to see the number one ranked ICC T20I batsmen getting sold for only one bid.
Malan for Punjab Kings is a big steal in the IPL 2021 Auction. He really deserved much better than what he got in the auction. Malan reached the crown of ICC T20I rankings in mere 19 games for England.
He has scored 6117 runs in 223 T20 games thus far with a strike rate of 128.61. In the T20I games, he has over 800 runs in 19 games with a strike rate nearing 150.
Shakib Al Hasan:
Bangladesh all-rounder is back in the Indian T20 League after completing one year ban. He will be representing two times champion, Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming edition of IPL. He was brought by the franchise for INR 3.25 Crores.
He has amassed 5080 runs in 317 T20 games thus far and scalped 360 wickets with an economy of less than seven. He is a consistent performer for any side and can provide depth in both batting and bowling.
Although, INR 3.25 Crores is a good amount but the senior and experienced all-rounder deserved more than this. Shakib is good with bat and can bowl in crucial times and use his international experience.