Every year, excitement for the IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans begin with the auction of the players! The day of the auction has been fascinating for the fans, since the advent of this popular T20 tournament.
All these years, IPL franchises have surprised the fans with their selection of players for their squad. While some of the franchises empty their fund to buy a particular cricketer, some others manage a decent purchase all through. The IPL fantasy cricket fans find auction stage intriguing and base of the teams’ strength.
Every year, not just the players sign multi-crore deals with IPL franchises but also add loads of pressure on themselves. They also have to deal with the added responsibilities and expectations of IPL fantasy league fans and cricket management.
Look below at the list of a few costly purchases in various seasons of the T20 cricket game. These players failed to deliver for their respective franchises. Read on:
The Punjabi lad, Yuvraj Singh is top in our list. It has been too risky for the Mumbai Indians to buy him this season, IPL 2019. For the team this year, he has played just 4 matches and made 98 runs at an average of 24.50.
But, we are not talking about this season. During IPL 2015, Singh was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping ₹ 16 crore. He was the costliest player ever bought in an auction. In that edition, he managed to score just 248 runs in 14 innings at a strike rate of 118.09 and an average of 19.07.
In IPL 2014, Singh played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and was released by them ahead of the IPL 2015 auction. Their decision came after his ordinary performance.
He is the extremely talented bowler from England; Tymal Mills caught the attention of IPL franchises when he toured India for T20 international in 2017. It was not his performance but his pace variations which impressed all. In the T20 internationals, he troubled the Indian cricketers much on their home soil.
RCB purchased him for ₹12 crore, the second highest paid cricketer in the auction for IPL 2017. Mills didn’t live up to the hopes of the team & fans. He managed to take just 5 wickets in 5 matches at an economy of 8.57. He was dropped for his underperformance and went unsold in the IPL auction 2018.
RCB invested the cash they got after releasing a lavish Yuvraj Singh in purchasing the wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik. Karthik played for DD in IPL 2014. He had an average season and was released by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2015auction. Bangalore surprised all when they bought him for ₹10.5 crore.
He performed excellently behind the stumps but failed to show his batting skills. He managed to score 141 runs in 16 matches at an average of 12.81.
Delhi Daredevils surprised everyone when they bought the youngster for a huge₹ 8.5 crore in IPL 2016 auction. Negi played for CSK in the 2015 and had mesmerized all with his all-around performance.
Negi played 8 matches for the Delhi team and performed poorly both with both bat and ball. He managed to take one wicket in the season and bowled at an economy of 9.33.
During IPL 2011, Irfan Pathan was bought by Delhi franchise for approximately ₹8.5 crore in the auction. Pathan had delivered a pretty decent season in 2010 and has the money pressure on him for the season.
But sadly, Pathan failed to deliver according to the high hopes of his team this time. He managed to take just 11 wickets and score 150 runs in 14 matches at an average of18.75.
*Records have been compiled as on April 15, 2019
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