The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most viewed T20 league in the world. With a surge in viewership of about 23 percent, IPL has dominated every T20 league that currently exists. The IPL, however, comes with its stakes as well. IPL is the toughest league to play in. To make an appearance in IPL is an accomplishment in itself. With strong hearsay that the IPL is set to commence after 4 months, franchises will look to keep some players.
There are also reports strongly indicating that a 9th team will be added to this prestigious league. Franchises might seek to bag some key players for their teams next season. However, there might also be some players who stay unsold in the IPL 2021 auction.
Here we list out 3 potential players who might stay unsold next season:
1. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla is one bowler who has been consistently performing throughout most of his IPL career. However, the veteran leg spinner is past his prime now. The CSK bowler managed to bag only 6 wickets this season in the 7 matches he played. Moreover, an economy of 9.09 is not something that would impress any team as of now.
With fitness also being an issue for Chawla, it is quite likely that he could stay unsold this season.
2. Kedhar Jadhav
Second on this list is another CSK player Kedhar Jadhav. This was CSK’s worst performance ever in 13 seasons. Kedhar Jadhav, just like his team, endured a dismal performance this season. Jadhav managed to score only 66 runs in 8 games. His strike rate of just 93.93, the lowest since 2011 when he had a strike rate of 78.25, shows how poorly Jadhav performed with the bat.
IPL franchises look for consistency and fitness when recruiting new players. With Jadhav lagging behind in both departments, it could be that he doesn’t get to play next season.
3. Umesh Yadav
This was Yadav’s worst performance ever in his IPL career. Getting only 2 games under his belt, Yadav could not manage to get a single wicket this season. Having taken 20 wickets in IPL 2018, such a dismal performance shows how Yadav’s performance has plummeted in the past two years. The RCB player picked up only 8 wickets last season, proving how his performance has been deteriorating.
With such a torrid season to his name, it won’t be surprising that Yadav stays unsold in the IPL 2021 auction.