Big money, big flop! Check out the list!
By S Sai Jagannath
Not all the decisions made by a franchise are always great. IPL is a very unpredictable tournament and the money put into this is immense both on the players and on the coaching staff. But sometimes franchises cross their line hoping to buy the better player ahead of anyone spending lots of money. The costliest player in IPL is Virat Kohli who was retained for 17 crores but the costliest player ever bought by a franchise during an auction was Yuvraj Singh who was bought for a whopping 16cr in the year 2015 by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). He had an average season compared to the price tag put on him. This was one of the biggest flops to ever happen in the IPL. Let us see the biggest flops of this year's IPL edition.
1. Pat Cummins (KKR)
The Australian pace bowler was bought by KKR for a skyrocketing amount of 15.5 crores this year. KKR lacked a good front-line pace bowler and Pat Cummins was bought in the hope to solve their dilemma but now it seems like nothing but a huge waste of money since the pacer has only taken 3 wickets in 10 matches with an average of 98.6 and an economy of 8.22. These numbers not only baffle you but the whole KKR franchise.
2. Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)
The Australian big hitter was retained by Punjab hoping Maxwell would continue the same form and class that he showed against England but it turned out otherwise. For the 10.75Cr amount, he was bought he hasn't even scored at least 100runs in 10matches that he has played. To add, we all know Glenn Maxwell is known for his power hitting and big sixes and it has surely surprised everyone to see Maxwell not hitting even a single six this season. The only shot which was close to a six fell short of 2inches resulting in a 2run loss by KKR.
3. Sheldon Cotrell (KXIP)
The Windies left-arm pace bowler was bought by Punjab for 8.5 huge crores. Although his stats can't get hold of the price tag that he has been brought. 6 matches, 6 wickets, 8.8 economy and getting hit for five sixes in an over salutes. That's his performance so far.
4. Shimron Hetmyer (DC)
Dangerous Hetmyer has only scored 101 runs in 7 matches that he played. He was bought for 7.75 crores and couldn't perform any better for the price that he was paid.
5. Piyush Chawla (CSK)
It's getting tough to keep CSK out of the picture in 2020 IPL. Piyush Chawla was bought for 6.75 crores and only took 6 wickets in 7 matches with an economy of just over 9. Although he hasn't been the only flop in his camp still 6.75 crores hurt.