WPL Auction 2024: 3 players who were unlucky to go unsold

The Women’s Premier League 2024 auction saw several big names from international cricket being sold for big bucks as the five franchises got into an intense bidding war to have them on their respective squads. The standout names from the entire event were Indian uncapped players Kashvee Gautam and Vrinda Dinesh who were sold for a whopping INR 2 crore and INR 1.30 crore respectively. However, there were a few big names who went unsold as well as they were unable to find any bidders in the auction. On that note, let’s take a look at the top three players who were unlucky to go unsold in the auction.

1. Chamari Athapaththu –

The Sri Lankan captain has been in tremendous form this year as she has scored 470 runs from 16 innings in T20Is in 2023 at a strike rate of 130.91. She has also scalped eight wickets in the shortest format this year. Thanks to her imperious touch, Athapaththu was expected to go for big bucks in the WPL 2024 auction. However, she failed to attract any buyers with no team showing any interest in her to even buy her at her base price of INR 30 Lakh.

2. Deandra Dottin –

Deandra Dottin is one of the top all-rounders in women’s T20Is having vast experience of 127 matches scoring 2697 runs and picking 62 wickets in the format. Dottin, who put her base price at INR 50 Lakh, also failed to attract any buyers and went unsold. Notably, she was picked by Gujarat Giants in the 2023 edition but was removed from the squad ahead of the season as she was still recovering from a medical condition.

3. Kim Garth –

The right-arm seamer played for Gujarat Giants in the inaugural edition of the tournament and finished as the third-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 11 wickets to her name from seven innings at an average of 17.54 and an economy of 7.72. However, despite her brilliant performance, she was released by Gujarat ahead of the auction. Garth, who had her base price at INR 50 Lakh, also surprisingly went unsold in the auction as no franchise showed any interest in buying her.