The IPL 2023 Auctions have come to an end and everyone witnessed a dramatic end to the whole event. Sam Curran became the costliest player in the history of the IPL auction. It was completely unexpected when Punjab Kings opted for the English allrounder and got into a major bidding war with other franchises.
Similarly Ben Stokes, Nicholas Pooran, and Cameroon Green made headlines with their higher price tag.
There were a few players from the draft who were left without any bids in the tournament. Even after performing and pulling out the best results for their respective teams, the players were unlucky to have not found any buyers during the auction.
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3 players who were unlucky & were unable to find any bids in IPL 2023
1) James Neesham
James Nisham is known for his attics in international cricket when it comes to the T20 format. He has maintained an average of 22.66 and a strike rate of 173.24 in the te year 2022 in the T20 format while playing for New Zealand in 22 fixtures. Even after his achievements in international cricket, Neesham was unable to find any buyer during the IPL auctions.
One of the biggest reasons can be his average performance in IPL 2022 while playing for Rajasthan Royals. The franchise has parted ways with the player and the Kiwi allrounder won’t be visible in the upcoming season.
2) Dushmantha Chameera
It was a shock to see Dushmantha Chameera unable to find any buyer during the auction even after helping his team to win the Asia Cup 2022. Chameerakept his base price to 50 Lakh, but unfortunately, no franchise was interested to buy the Sri Lankan player. Chameera is a crucial player for Sri Lanka in all three formats of the game.
The pacer is known for his death over bowling and his talent to pick wickets during the most crucial hours of the game. He was part of Lucknow Super Giants in 2022 but won’t be seen playing in the tournament in 2023.
3) Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan is one of the most reliable names in T20 cricket. The English squad has always been dependent on his ability to pick wickets with his yorkers and change the outcome of the game.
Jordan was unable to find any buyers during the auction and that was because of his below-average performance in IPL 2022 with Chennai Super Kings. Chris has proven his worth in international cricket but the IPL franchise didn't consider his accolades and ignored the player completely.
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