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3 Orange Cap winners who once went unsold in IPL Auction


Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab after dismissal during match 4 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI Punjab

The most-awaited festival for the Indian fans the “Indian Premier League” is yet to make a start due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The fans were eager to know the start date of the IPL 2020, which be updated by the BCCI on April 15th. Besides, the Indian Premier League is a big stage for the youngsters to show their talents. And over the years, it has produced a lot of talents with enormous batting and bowling skills. Also, the cash-rich league has never failed to award the match winners.

We all know that the Orange Cap is given to the player who scores the most runs and the Purple Cap is given to the player who takes most wickets in a season. However, players from foreign countries have never failed to make their mark as they won the Orange Cap for 9 out of 12 times in the history of IPL. Among them, the Aussies have won 6 Orange Cap titles. But some of the winners remained unsold in the IPL Auction.

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Here we take a look at 3 Orange Cap winners who once went unsold in IPL Auction:

3. Shaun Marsh


Shaun Marsh became the first player to win the Orange Cap in the first-ever season of the IPL. He had been one of the regular names in the Kings XI Punjab side and never played for any other franchise in his entire IPL career. Marsh represented KXIP for 71 times and amassed 2,477 runs that he played at an average of around 40.

In the first edition, Marsh did not struggle as the other foreigners as he showed his incredible talent all around the globe. He played his last game for KXIP in 2017 against the Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiant and never returned to the league as he went unsold in the last three auctions.


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