IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Full list of unsold players
- Former CSK talisman Suresh Raina failed to attract any bidder even in the last phase
- Shakib-Al-Hasan went unsold at his base price of Rs 2 crore
- Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma did not find teams
The mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2022 is taking place in Bengaluru. On the first day of the two-day auction, when the likes of Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar went on to create individual records, fetching million-dollar deals, some of the noted cricketers found no takers for their services.
Veteran cricketer Suresh Raina, a former CSK cricketer, went unsold along with Australia’s Steve Smith, (base price Rs 2 crore), England's Adil Rashid (base price Rs 1 crore) and Bangladesh’s Shakib-Al-Hasan (base price Rs 2 crore). These players will again get a chance to be picked.
Australia’s T20 World Cup-winning hero Adam Zampa, who impressed everyone with his leg-spin, went unsold. Zampa's base price was Rs 2 crore which is touted to be too high as Indian franchises do not think overseas leg-spinners will be able to succeed on Indian conditions.
Among the noted Indian cricketers, Ishant Sharma, who was recently told that Team India doesn’t need his service as the team is looking forward to grooming youngsters, also went unsold. The former Delhi Capitals pacer was known for his exploits in Test cricket. However, the 33-year-old failed to find any bidder for his base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara, Martin Guptill, Dawid Malan, Marnus Labuschagne, Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch also did not find any team.
Veteran cricketer and former Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir, who recently played Legends League Cricket, went unsold along with England spinner Adil Rasheed and Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Full list of unsold players: Suresh Raina, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imran Tahir, Adam Zampa, Amit Mishra, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Vishnu Solanki, M Siddharth, Sandeep Lamichhane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dawid Malan, Marnus Labuschagne, Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch, Saurabh Tiwari, Ishant Sharma, Sheldon Cottrell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Qais Ahmad, Ish Sodhi, Virat Singh, Sachin Baby, Himmat Singh, Harnooor Singh, Ricky Bhui, Vasu Vats, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Yash Thakur, Akash Singh, Mujtaba Yousuf, Charith Asalanka, George Garton, Ben McDermott, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sameer Rizvi, Tanmay Agarwal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sandeep Warrier, Reece Topley, Andrew Tye, Prashant Chopra, Pankaj Jaiswal, Yuvraj Chudasama, Apoorv Wankhede, Atharva Ankolekar, Midhun Sudhesan, Pankaj Jaswal, Ben Dwarshuis, Martin Guptill, Ben Cutting, Roston Chase, Pawan Negi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kane Richardson, Laurie Evans, Kennar Lewis, BR Sharath, Hayden Kerr, Shams Mulani, Saurabh Kumar, Dhruv Patel, Atit Sheth, David Wiese, Sushant Mishra, Blessing Muzarabani, Kaushal Tambe, Ninad Rathva, Amit Ali, Ashutosh Sharma, Khizer Dafedar, Rohan Rana