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Every year the IPL auctions arrive with many surprises and create a hype which isn’t short of any excitement. The latest IPL auctions too generated a lot of excitement and drama, but it threw a lot more surprises in terms of players who were sold and who went unsold.
The latest auction reflected the changing scenario of T20 cricket where a player’s current form is also analysed very closely and the kind of impact he can have on the team. Franchisees and the team management also assess the team combinations they need and the kind of bench strength they need to have in order to be on par with the other teams.
There were a few surprises when it comes to the players who were in the limelight but couldn’t make the cut by any Franchisees. In the 2019 auction, there were some well-established player’s who might consider themselves unlucky but still, they can hope to impress the franchisees and the team management.
In this article, we have picked up a list of 5 players who might still feature in the event or it could be said that they might be considered as a backup for the tournament.
# 1 Carlos Braithwaite
The burly West Indian, Carlos Brathwaite caught everyone’s eye when he smoked Ben Stokes for four sixes in the final over of the final of the World T20 in Kolkata in 2016. The 31-year-old can hit the ball a long way with his power and timing. Braithwaite can change the outcome of a game with his destructive batting. The Barbados player is known for his unpredictability and can dominate any bowling attack if he gets going.
The all-rounder has got the skills to pick wickets during crunch situations with his medium pace. Braithwaite can restrict the batsmen with his ability to bowl in the right areas. Braithwaite can outsmart the batsmen with his clever variations.