With the auctions for IPL 8 taking place recently, we at EssentiallySports bring to you the top 5 players who are likely to remain unsold the next season.
5) Ashish Nehra
The 36-year old Nehra has defied all odds to make a comeback in the national side when the critics had written him off as a bowler prone to injuries who would probably never play a game again. He has always had a good outings in the IPL with career-best T20 figures of 4-0-10-4 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Nehra also finished as the third highest wicket-taker in IPL. Due to fitness issues, he has been absent from the side, but has been a part of the Indian team for two largely successful World Cup campaigns, two Asia Cups, and three Champions Trophies.
Nehra was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5.5 crores in this year’s auction, after he was called back to the Indian T20 squad. But age is not on his side and Nehra might find it hard to keep performing at the highest level as history shows that his body doesn’t hold up for long. If history repeats itself, he may not be picked up next year.