With the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League just a week away, the air in the Indian cities already smells of cricket and with the popularity of the Indian Premier League growing steadily in the country, the excitement around the tournament is at an all-time high. The sheer magnitude of the tournament is amazingly huge. With all the players from around the globe flocking in India, the teams and the players have been practising to come up to the expectations of their fans.
The most interesting feature of the IPL is that it provides the starters with an opportunity to explore themselves between the legends like that of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The experience from all around the world that comes with the players is something that can not be found anywhere else in the world. The cricketing cultures of the different countries get a fusion in the IPL and takes shape of the beautiful game of IPL cricket.
Along with the new cricketers, the fans get to see their favourite players playing in the ground who have been ousted from the national cricket team.
1. Ishant Sharma
The player from the Delhi has played 76 IPL matches in which he took 59 wickets at an economy rate of 8.17, his best figures being 5/12. He performed amazingly in the initial seasons but last few seasons saw his form dwindling. The pacer went usnsold this season, his base price was set at INR 75 lakhs.
2. Dale Steyn
The legendary South African bowler went unsold this time. The player has been facing the injuries lately, a reason that may be attributed to the pacer going unsold.
3. Varun Aaron
In the last edition of Varun Aaron was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.8 crore. However, he could not perform up to the expectations and that might be the reason behind his not being sold this season.
4. Irfan Pathan
Pathan is one of the best all-rounders in the IPL and his stats confirm the fact. Pathan has prove himself as a batsman and an equally good bowler. However, he couldn't perform upto the mark since last few seasons.
5. Praveen Kumar
Praveen kumar, in his 119 IPL matches scored 344 runs at a strike-rate of around 109. The UP player whose base price was kept at RS 50 lakh went unsold this season