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IPL 2020: 5 Worst signings in the Auction

IPL 2020: 5 Worst Signings in the Indian Premier League Auction 2020

The IPL 2020 auctions are over and there have been several exciting signings made by the IPL franchises. However, not all signings can be considered as great ones since some defy some logic and teams may regret snapping up a few players going some more into the tournament.

5 Worst Signings in IPL 2020 Auction

  1. Mitchell Marsh (Australia) Mitchell Marsh was once regarded as one of Australia’s best young players after his debut in 2011. However, he did not quite get the career leap he deserved due to his fluctuating presence in the national team on account of poor form and several injuries. He has played 75 T20 matches, scoring 1,519 runs with a strike rate of 119.98 and has 46 wickets in all. He has played 20 IPL matches, scoring 225 runs only with 20 wickets to his name. He last played for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2016 and has been picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad now for his base price of Rs. 2 crore. It remains to be seen whether he will revive his international cricketer in the upcoming IPL 2020.
  2. Saurabh Tiwary (India) Saurabh Tiwary has not quite witnessed a successful career and debuted for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2008. He has 1,276 runs in the IPL with an average of 28.36 and has experience across 155 T20 matches where he has scored 2,890 runs with 13 half-centuries. However, his IPL career has been on the decline and he played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017. After a long gap, he has been purchased at his base price of Rs. 50 lakh by the same franchise. He did not quite do well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and it remains to be seen how he performs in the coming season.
  3. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Australian) Coulter Nile has been affected by several injuries which impacted his performance, particularly in this year’s World Cup where he did not bowl at his best. He has 36 wickets in 26 IPL games, having last played for KKR in IPL 2017. He has not played much cricket of late and was purchased for a hefty Rs. 8 crore by Mumbai Indians after a bidding war with Chennai Super Kings which has surprised many!
  4. Jaydev Unadkat (India) Rajasthan Royals made headlines by buying Unadkat for a jaw-dropping Rs. 11.50 crore in IPL 2017. Thereafter, once he did not perform as per expectations, they released him, only to buy him back for INR 8.4 crore last time. He did not perform well once again and was released. Yet, Rajasthan Royals has again sprung Rs. 3 crore for Unadkat, fending off Delhi Capitals. This is another surprising move by the Royals since Unadkat has clearly not performed as he should have.
  5. Kane Richardson (Australia)- Richardson was picked up for an impressive Rs. 4 crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after a bidding war with Rajasthan Royals. Yet, this is a surprising choice since he last played IPL in the year 2016. In the interim period, he only has 14 matches to his name where he has taken 18 wickets with a poor economy rate of 8.38.

These 5 could be the worst signings made for the upcoming IPL 2020 season by franchises. Time will tell whether these players can redeem themselves with some electrifying performances ahead.

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