In the IPL 2018 auctions, franchises picked players according to their form, fitness, talent and the attitude. While the majority are enjoying the chance of playing in the IPL 11, a few players were ruled out of current edition due to injuries just before the tournament or at the start that has made life tough for the franchises to select their best playing XI.
1. Mitchell Starc
In the 2018 auction, one of the best bowlers in the world bought by Kolkata Knight Riders, Mitchell Starc for RS 9.4 Crores. Before fourth Test match against South Africa at Johannesburg played from 30th March to 3rd April, Starc was ruled out due to right leg injury.
2. Kagiso Rabada
Rabada was ruled out before the IPL 2018 due to a back injury and is expected to be out for 3 months, meaning he misses entire IPL 11 edition. South African fast bowler has been replaced by England pace bowler Liam Plunkett.
3. Pat Cummins
New Zealand young fast bowler Adam Milne replaces Pat Cummins. Milne has featured in 5 matches only for Royal Challengers Bangalore taking just 4 wickets.
4. Kedar Jadav
Kedar Jadhav the hard-hitting batsman from Maharashtra was bought by Chennai Super Kings in the auction at RS 7.8 Crores. He played in the XI for Chennai Super Kings during the opening match of IPL 2018 against Mumbai Indians.
5. Mitchell Santner
The promising young all-rounder from New Zealand Mitchell Santner was bought Chennai Super Kings in the auction for RS 50 Lakhs. He has shown lots of promise for New Zealand national squad with good all-round performances with bat and ball.