IPL serves as a perfect platform for cricketers to express themselves on the field. So far, the IPL extravaganza has completed 14 seasons. Now, the upcoming season is not far away from the start. The mega auction will be held in Bangalore on February 12 and 13.
It must be learnt that 590 players will go under the hammer. Out of that, 370 Indians and 220 overseas players will take part in the auction. Meanwhile, as many as 48 cricketers have signed up at the top price bracket, which is INR 2 crores.
Among the 48 cricketers, some players have even passed their prime and are even set to call it quits from the game. More importantly, franchisees will think wisely while spending the amount. If they feel old players are not worthy of buying, then there are possibilities that they might not get sold in the mega auction.
Let’s take a glimpse at the five players of base price INR 2 crores who might go unsold in the auction:
1. Imran Tahir
The former Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir set his base price at Rs 2 crore while enrolling himself for the mega auction. We must appreciate him for playing the sport with passion, grit and determination. However, the Pakistani-born South African cricketer is 42 years old.
In a competitive era where teams will be looking to sign the fresh bloods and proven performers, there are chances that Imran Tahir might not attract many buyers this time around. He has also passed his prime and didn’t feature in regular IPL cricket in the last few years.
Chennai Super Kings released the experienced spinner from their squad. Tahir has played 59 games in the Indian Premier League. He has taken 82 wickets to his name including 3 four-wicket hauls. The veteran has a sensational economy rate of 7.76.