IPL 2021 is entertaining cricket fans with nail-biting and thrilling matches every day. Teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore have showcased a phenomenal performance with their unbeaten streak in the first 4 games. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are other teams who have impressed with a good show, winning 3 matches out of 4 so far. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders team with a poor show in IPL 2021 so far.
Batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and Rohit Sharma are the leading run-scorers in the tournament so far. In the bowling, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Chris Morris, and Deepak Chahar have grabbed the limelight. However, there are few players who haven’t got any opportunity to play in the tournament. Some of these players grabbed a big deal during IPL 2021 auction. Here we talk about 5 expensive buys of IPL 2021 who haven’t played a single match in IPL 2021 yet.
Top 5 Expensive Buys Of IPL 2021 Who Haven’t Played A Single Match In The Tournament Yet
5) Dawid Malan – 1.5 Crores
Dawid Malan was bought by Punjab Kings during IPL 2021 auction for Rs. 1.5 crores. The English cricketer has earned accolades at the international stage with his batting during the last year, which also made him the top-ranked T20I batsman. Punjab Kings went ahead to buy the left-handed batsman for Rs. 1 crore. However, Dawid Malan has not been inducted in the playing 11 in any match so far.
Punjab Kings have played 5 matches in the tournament so far but Malan is yet to arrive on the field. This is the debut IPL season for Dawid Malan and it looks like fans will have to wait for some more time to see the English cricketer donning the Punjab Kings’ jersey on the field.
4) Sam Billings – 2 Crores
Delhi Capitals bought Sam Billings for Rs. 2 crores during IPL 2021 auction. He is another expensive player who hasn’t played a single match in IPL 2021 so far. The English cricketer is a wicket-keeper batsman. With DC skipper Rishabh Pant taking up the responsibility to keeping the wickets so far, Sam Billings has been out of the team.
3) Piyush Chawla – 2.4 Crores
Mumbai Indians bought Piyush Chawla for Rs. 2.4 crores during IPL 2021 auction. However, with Rahul Chahar’s impressive bowling show in the tournament so far, Mumbai Indians have not opted to go for Piyush Chawla in any game till now. Mumbai Indians have played 5 matches and Piyush Chawla has not made it into the playing 11 in any of the games. Piyush Chawla has a great experience in IPL with 156 wickets in 164 matches.
2) Nathan Coulter-Nile – 5 Crores
Mumbai Indians bought Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs. 5 crores during IPL 2021 auction after releasing him from the squad earlier. He is another expensive player who hasn’t played any match in IPL 2021 so far. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have been the leading options for Mumbai Indians in the pacer’s category. Even newcomer Marco Jansen has got the opportunity to play in IPL 2021 but Nathan Coulter-Nile is yet to play any match.
1) Krishnappa Gowtham – 9.25 Crores
Krishnappa Gowtham was Chennai Super Kings’ costliest buy in IPL 2021 auction. CSK spent Rs. 9.25 crores to induct the Indian all-rounder in their squad. However, Gowtham is yet to play a match for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings have played 5 matches in IPL 2021 so far but Krishnappa Gowtham was benched in all the games.