At times, players make the mistake of setting their base price high in the IPL auctions. This denies them an opportunity to get picked at the bidding event. That said, this could be a strategic move at times. Players might decide that they may not want to spend two months of their time if they are getting paid less. Also, they could have assignments at that time that might pay more than what they get in the auction. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of five players who have overpriced themselves in IPL 2024 Auctions.
1) Kedar Jadhav – INR 2 Cr
Kedar Jadhav is one of the players who have overpriced themselves in IPL 2024 Auctions. It was a surprise to see RCB pick Kedar as a replacement player last season. He was doing commentatory at that time.
Now, it is even more surprising that Kedar has set a base price of INR 2 crores. If he had wanted a clear run at an IPL contract, a lower base price could have helped the Indian veteran player.
2) Umesh Yadav – INR 2 Cr
Umesh Yadav was released by KKR a few weeks ago. It needs to be noted that last year, Umesh actually played for India in a T20I series. However, that was because many were injured at that time.
Nevertheless, Umesh is suited only with the new ball. Franchises now look for all-phase bowlers. Hence, with Umesh’s age also on the wrong side, a high base price may not do well for him.
3) Mustafizur Rahman – INR 2 Cr
Mustafizur Rahman is also one of the players who have overpriced themselves in IPL 2024 Auctions. Fizz has been playing IPL for a few years now. While he had a great start, the impact has consistently dropped since then.
For a cricketer with diminishing returns, a higher base price will not help. With the 2024 T20 World Cup happening soon, IPL could have been useful for the Bangladesh pace bowler. However, now, with this base price, he is likely to not get a bidder.
4) Chris Woakes – INR 2 Cr
Chris Woakes is definitely an experienced cricketer. He has also played in the IPL before. However, in the recent 2023 ODI World Cup, the English all-rounder was not in great form.
Anyways, Woakes is not a popular T20 cricketer as such. Hence, it is a surprise that he has set a high base price for himself. This way, he would not get a chance to play in IPL 2024, which could have an impact on him getting selected for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
5) Josh Inglis – INR 2 Cr
Josh Inglis is a part of this list of players who have overpriced themselves in IPL 2024 Auctions. Yes, Inglis has been doing well. He recently hit a hundred against India. The wicket-keeper batter also showed his skills in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
However, he is still a player who has not achieved much at the international level. Hence, a franchise might not invest so much in such a cricketer. Therefore, he could go unsold at the bidding event.