A total of 298 players were registered for the auction in 2021. But a huge amount of 130 players went unsold during this auction. Surprisingly some big international cricketers went unsold. The list of unsold players in IPL 2021 includes few big names that are really shocking to see.
Australian T20 skipper, Aaron Finch is the first top surprised unsold player in this year’s auction. Last year Finch played for RCB but failed to perform there. He played 12 matches for RCB and scored only 268 runs with a low average of 23.
His stats from last year justify his un-selection but a player of his caliber doesn’t deserve that. He is the kind of player who can single-handedly win matches for his team on any given day.
Martin Guptil also joins the list of unsold players in IPL 2021. This was the second straight time that Guptil went unsold. He last played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019. There also he only played 3 matches and scored 81 runs.
For a player like him, it is a huge disappointment to underperform in IPL. This year’s team’s also reviewing his poor performance and age factor didn’t bother to consider him as well.
Jason Roy is another big player that teams didn’t bother to pick. He has only played 8 matches in IPL and scored 299 runs. He was mostly warming the bench last year for Dehli Capitals.
An explosive player like Jason should have been picked at any cost because you don’t what he has to offer any day. IPL teams might not consider him because of his poor stats in the sub-continent.
Massive shame not to be involved in the @IPL this year but wanted to congratulate all the lads that did get picked up. Especially some of the high rollers. Going to be good to watch 👊🏼— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) February 18, 2021
Alex Hales is another Englishmen who is included in the list of unsold players in IPL 2021. Hales has only participated in 2018 earlier in the tournament. He played 6 matches in his IPL career for Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored 148 runs only.
Lack of trust in Alex Hales over the years might cost him a spot in this year as well. But his form was outstanding throughout the previous year. Even he performed well in the early matches of PSL.
Rassie van der Dussen is one of the best middle-order T20 batsmen in the world right now. Recently he has performed tremendously against Pakistan in the home series. He has played only 20 T20I matches but his average is above 40.
Rassie averages more than 40 and has a strike rate of 140 .He has the potential to perform and win matches for his team.
These 5 players are the top ones who should have played this year.