Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid said that players are never selected in the Delhi Daredevils team on basis of what they earn.
I don’t think anyone has noticed but Ryan Tendoeschate who was the only associate player in ipl and has been playing atleast half of the matches every season for the past 5 yrs was strangely released and even stranger is that he didnt even come up for the Ipl auction 2017. considering he is in good form in the MCL and an all rounder should have been a good pick but for his mysterious absence from the auction list which contained some players who didnt even stand a chance.
IPL Auctions 2017
Almost every team has spread its money around more evenly since 2008, with the proportion of the budget used to buy the five most expensive players falling sharply. IPL auctions now seem to be more about building winning teams rather than thirsting for marquee names to draw in crowds at a time when IPL was an audacious but untested experiment. The only exception to this trend is the Rajasthan Royals, which won the inaugural IPL 2017 despite spending very little money on stars. A team of relative unknowns had famously eased ahead of star-studded opponents. The proportion they have spent on their five most expensive players has climbed.
Whoa! Chill guys, Its basic market forces of demand and supply at work here. You can only have 4 foreigners in a playing eleven and a max of 9 players in the squad. And a lot many foreigners were retained by the franchises as well. So, it is understandable that guys like Amla, Hussey, Mahela and Bailey might miss out as they are pure batsmen and might not fit into a team’s plans. To fill these places, they would rather pick Watson, Buttler, Morris, Brathwaite etc. who bring more than one skill to the table.
Collective gasps, cheering and a sense of euphoria were not in abundance. Not to mention the money — which was there but somehow, did not find its way out of the IPL owner’s wallets in the past several editions, especially when it came to buying star cricketers. Yuvraj Singh was a classic case in point. Bought for whopping ₹16 crore during the previous auction by the Delhi team, he was sold this time for ₹7 crore.