The auction of the Indian Premier League has always proved to be very competitive. Many star players do not sell and, sometimes, it is because they have put a very high base price for themselves.-- Advertisement --
At this year’s auction, it will be even more competitive because most franchises have established squads.
Here is a look at five players who have raised the prices of the base.
Colin Ingram, who has put a base price of millions of rupees, has played only three IPL games in his career. The first-order hitter presented to the Delhi Daredevils in 2011.
Ingram had a decent Afghanistan Premier League with 206 runs in 9 games, but a base price of Rs 2 crore might be a bit too much for the South African.-- Advertisement --
Corey Anderson, who had a base price of millions of rupees last season, was not sold during the auction. However, he was selected by the Royal Challengers Bangalore after the fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was ejected from the season due to an injury.
This year, Anderson may face the same fate. He played only three games last season, scoring 15 runs and taking 3 windows.-- Advertisement --
Angelo Mathews, who did not play the IPL last year, has put a base price of Rs 2 crore. Sri Lanka does not have a big record in the T20. He has a batting average of 25.63 and a bowling average of 31.73.
He played only two games in the SLC T20 league this year, scoring 58 runs in total.-- Advertisement --
The Englishman Jonny Bairstow may have misread the IPL market when he cited a base price of 1.5 million rupees. The wicketkeeper-batsman has shown good form in the recent T10 and Test matches he has presented, but his T20 record is below average.
The 29-year-old recorded a batting average of 24.61 in 96 T20 games.
Rilee Rossouw of South Africa has not played an international match since October 2016. The first-order hitter may have also gone over a bit with a base price of 1.5 million rupees.
Rossouw, who averages 26.16 in his T20 career, has also not performed well in the Mzansi Super League.
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