IPL 6 Shocker: Franchises ignore Philander, Finch

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Updated: Monday, February 4, 2013, 12:47 [IST]
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IPL 6 Shocker: Philander, Finch 'unsold'

Bangalore, Feb 4: With a base price of $200,000 and $100,000 T20 specialist Aaron Finch (Australia) and pace sensation Vernon Philander (South Africa) were not picked by franchises during the IPL 6 auction that was held at Chennai on Sunday, has been surprising, as their base price were quite less.

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The Aaron Finch, the Aussie batsman who was a part of Delhi Daredevils in IPL was released by the team as he featured in the pool of 108 cricketers during the auction held at Chennai. Interestingly, a T20 specialist in Aaron Finch failed to impress the franchises as they ignored the the talented batsman despite the player being the man of the tournament during the 2012-13 season of Australia's Big Bash League, the domestic T20 league.

Though he is not a regular in the Australian ODI squad, Finch has found his way back to the team following his impressive performance in the Big Bash League.

With a base price of $200,000, Aaron Finch was not picked by franchises. This has further raised a few questions as the player who has performed well in BBL, was not picked by franchises during the auction.

Aaron Finch, who has represented Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in the previous editions of IPL, has not been as impressive as his records suggests which could be another reason for not finding an IPL team this season.

If Aaron Finch's performance in the BBL did not fetch him an IPL team, South Africa's Vernon Philander who has been the fastest cricketer to claim 50 Test wickets was also ignored by franchises as he remained unsold.

Interestingly, he has played only 7 T20Is and 8 ODIs since his ODI debut in 2007. With 4 and 7 wickets in T20Is and ODIs respectively Vernon Philander has failed to impress the franchises as he remained unsold in the IPL 6 auction.


Story first published:  Monday, February 4, 2013, 12:46 [IST]
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