The Indian Premier League is the world’s most competitive T20 tournament. Season after season, the competition becomes more difficult and intense. The IPL gives young players the opportunity to shine and make a name for themselves. With the addition of the price tag, it attracts the attention of people from all over the world.
Overseas players like David Warner, Chris Gayle, and Lasith Malinga have been a big part of the league’s success, but due to the limited number of spots, not every overseas player gets a chance to shine. As a result, we see a number of high-caliber international players go unsold each year, and some players have never received a bid in their entire careers.
James Anderson will go down in history as England’s greatest pace bowler. He has taken 640 wickets in 169 Test matches. Anderson, on the other hand, had opted out of the game’s shortest format. He last played in a T20I match in 2009. He has taken 18 wickets in 19 T20I matches. He would have had a lot of bidders at the auction if he had chosen to participate in the IPL.
Mushfiqur Rahim has yet to play in the Indian Premier League. He has been a key member of his country’s team for many years and has amassed a large number of runs as a middle-order batsman. He’s been extremely unlucky not to be selected even once, and the only reason for this could be his country’s rather poor numbers in this format.
Brian Lara, one of the greatest batsmen the world has ever seen, is also on the list. In 2007, he retired from international cricket. In the first couple of years, he didn’t express any interest in playing in the IPL. However, the league’s increasing prominence each year enticed him to enter the 2011 auction. Because Lara was 42 years old at the time, no franchise was willing to take a chance on him.
Tamim Iqbal would be a valuable asset to any team, as he has a wide range of shots at his disposal. Bangladesh’s opener enjoys attacking from the start. In limited-overs cricket, he has given the team numerous fantastic starts. Tamim, however, never found any takers in the auctions.
Joe Root is the only member of the fab four who has never played in the IPL. He is, without a doubt, talented enough to obtain a contact. The franchises, on the other hand, do not appear to be particularly interested in England’s top batsman. His T20I numbers, on the other hand, are decent enough.