The Ones That Got Away: A quick look at the unsold players after the end of 2020 IPL Auctions


The 2020 IPL Auctions managed to carve a niche after shattering a slew of records which was highlighted with Kolkata Knight Riders’ acquisition of Pat Cummins for a sum of Rs 15.5 Cr. As with every deed, there’s always the other side of the coin with the crop of unsold players constituting this one. 

With the franchises opting for explosive batsmen, the non-T20 specialists were left behind which included Cheteshwar Pujara and Manoj Tiwary. While explosive overseas openers fetched a lot of sum, names such as Evin Lewis and Martin Guptill found no suitors.

The franchises put all their balls in the basket comprising of the big-name bowlers which left a slew of talented bowlers without a franchise. The unsold bowlers include New Zealand duo of Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi, leg-spinners such as Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh. Last season’s find Alzarri Joseph too did not find any bids for him. The other notable unsold players include Kulwant Khejroliya, Muztafizur Rahman, Liam Plunkett, and Vinay Kumar.

Wicket-keepers were an area which most of the franchises were already comfortably poised with, which is why there was no surprise regarding the unsold list of wicket-keeper batsmen. Heinrich Klassen, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naman Ojha, Kusal Perera, and Shai Hope were some of the high profile names that remained unsold.

IPL veteran Yusuf Pathan remained without a franchise while Colin de Grandhomme and Stuart Binny are also set to miss the 13th edition of the IPL. West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, New Zealand’s explosive Colin Munro, Ben Cutting, and Jason Holder also returned empty-handed at the auction pool.

Here is the entire list of Unsold Players:

Unsold Players


PlayersBase Price
Hanuma Vihari50 L
Cheteshwar Pujara50 L
Manjot Kalra20 L
Harpreet Bhatia20 L
Rohan Kadam20 L
Evin Lewis1 CR
Manoj Tiwary50 L
Colin Ingram50 L
Martin Guptill1 CR


PlayersBase Price
Tim Southee1 CR
Ish Sodhi75 L
Adam Zampa1.5 CR
Hayden Walsh50 L
Zahir Khan50 L
Kulwant Khejroliya20 L
Riley Meredith40 L
K. C. Cariappa20 L
Midhun Sudhesan20 L
Noor Ahmad30 L
Anrich Nortje50 L
Barinder Sran50 L
Mark Wood50 L
Alzarri Joseph50 L
Mustafizur Rahman1 CR
Adam Milne50 L
Rahul Shukla20 L
Sean Abbott75 L
Matt Henry50 L
Kuldeep Sen20 L
James Pattinson1 CR
Liam Plunkett1 CR
Nathan Ellis20 L
Kesrick Williams50 L
Vaibhav Arora20 L
Saurabh Dubey20 L
R Vinay Kumar1 CR



PlayersBase Price
Heinrich Klaasen50 L
Mushfiqur Rahim75 L
Naman Ojha50 L
Kusal Perera50 L
Shai Hope50 L
Kedar Devdhar20 L
K S Bharat20 L
Ankush Bains20 L
Vishnu Vinod20 L
Nikhil Naik20 L
Aryan Juyal20 L



PlayersBase Price
Yusuf Pathan1 CR
Colin de Grandhomme75 L
Stuart Binny50 L
Daniel Sams20 L
Shahrukh Khan20 L
Carlos Brathwaite50 L
Andile Phehlukwayo50 L
Colin Munro1 CR
Rishi Dhawan50 L
Ben Cutting75 L
Ayush Badoni20 L
Pravin Dubey20 L
Shams Mulani1 CR
Jason Holder75 L
Isuru Udana50 L
Sumit Kumar20 L
Yudhvir Charak20 L
Sujit Nayak20 L
George Garton20 L


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