IPL 2021 will begin next month, enthralling Indian cricket fans. The 14th edition of the IPL will begin on April 9, 2021, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Just six stadiums have been chosen to host all of the matches in the IPL 2021. During the group stage of the IPL 2021, no team will have home advantage in all games. On May 30, 2021, the tournament will come to a close with the final match.
The IPL is a lucrative tournament in which players can make a lot of money. Franchisees spent crores of dollars to purchase their favourite stars in the IPL 2021 auction. Rajasthan Royals paid Rs. 16.25 crore for Chris Morris, making him the most expensive player in IPL history. Although many players receive lucrative IPL contracts from franchisees, there are a few few who do not receive compensation commensurate with their worth and success. In this article, we look at the five most undervalued players in the IPL 2021 season.
5. Shreyas Gopal- 20 Lakh
Shreyas Gopal is a Rajasthan Royals cricketer with an IPL deal worth Rs. 20 lakh. Gopal is a versatile all-rounder who can also bowl leg-spin and bat in the centre of the order. Since the 2014 Indian Premier League, he has been a member of the Rajasthan Royals. He took 20 wickets in 14 games in the IPL 2019, including a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He took 10 wickets in 14 games for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. Gopal has an IPL deal worth Rs. 20 lakh after playing for Rajasthan Royals for so many seasons. In IPL 2021, Shreyas Gopal is an undervalued player.
4. David Miller- 75 Lakh
South African cricketer David Miller is a well-known international player. Rajasthan Royals paid Rs. 75 lakh for him in the IPL 2020 auction. However, for a great hitter like David Miller, this is a bargain. Since IPL 2012, the left-handed batsman has been a member of the Indian Premier League. Miller has scored 1850 runs in 80 IPL matches, including one century and nine half-centuries. Previously, he was a member of Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings). He stunned all with his 38-ball century against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL. He only appeared in one match for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. David Miller is another undervalued player in the IPL, with an IPL deal worth just Rs. 75 lakh.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad- 40 Lakh
In the IPL 2021, Ruturaj Gaikwad will play for the Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings purchased him in the IPL 2019 auction after his consistent play for his state team Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19. Rituraj Gaikwad scored 204 runs in six matches in the IPL 2020. In addition, he smashed three fiftys. Gaikwad’s batting talent is evident from his three half-centuries in six games. However, his deal with Chennai Super Kings is only worth Rs. 40 lakh. So, in IPL 2021, Ruturaj Gaikwad is another undervalued player.
2. Deepak Chahar- 80 Lakh
Deepak Chahar is a Chennai Super Kings player. He has also represented his country due to his outstanding bowling abilities. Deepak Chahar has been a member of the Chennai Super Kings since the 2018 IPL season. He took ten wickets in the 2018 IPL. He wowed everyone in the IPL 2019 with 22 wickets in 17 games. He took 12 wickets in 14 games in the IPL 2020. Deepak Chahar is also a cost-effective bowler, with an IPL economy of 7.62. At the moment, Chennai Super Kings’ leading pacer is Deepak Chahar. Chahar, on the other hand, is just paid Rs. 80 lakh. As a result, Chahar is another player in the IPL 2021 who is undervalued.
1. T Natarajan- 40 Lakh
T Natrajan’s fantastic bowling propelled him to the forefront of IPL 2020. In the IPL 2020, the left-arm pacer took 16 wickets in 16 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad. T Natrajan assisted Sunrisers Hyderabad in the bowling department in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Everyone was amazed with his ability to bowl yorkers. He was also allowed to play for the national team after his outstanding results in the IPL 2020. T Natrajan has developed into a valuable asset for Sunrisers Hyderabad, but his IPL contract is only worth Rs. 40 lakh. Natrajan, as a result, is another undervalued player in the IPL 2021.