England Opener’s Bafflement After IPL Oversight

England T20 opener, Phil Salt who went unsold in the IPL 2024 auction thought that the auction is confusing as to why they didn’t pick him. 

He played for Delhi Capitals (DC) in 2023 which was his inaugural season where he played 9 matches and scored 218 runs with a strike rate of 163.91 which includes 2 half centuries. He was the 3rd highest run getter for his team. 

According to Phil he was expected that he might be picked higher by any of the franchises as he performed decently in the 2023 Premier League and is in good touch with the bat in recent times. His base price was 1.5 cr but unfortunately he went unsold. Although he is happy for his other teammates who got a much higher bid and will play the 2024 season.  

Salt is currently playing against West Indies and he scored a brilliant 119 runs in the 4th T20 which ultimately took his team to a 75 runs victory over the Caribbean. He said,

“I expected to be picked up, having gone there last year and done well and after the year that I had played, but these things happen. It's part of the lottery of An auction. It happens in draft processes as well. There's a few lads in our dressing room who are going to have a very good Christmas and I am over the moon for them.
I was a bit confused but it can happen. There are no bad cricketers on the list at the IPL. It's one of those things”  

In the auction, Mitchell Starc was the most paid cricketer till now in the history of IPL as he was grabbed by KKR after paying 24.75 cr. Earlier Pat Cummins broke the 20 crores barrier and became the first player to go past this milestone and SRH grabbed him in 20.50 cr.

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