IPL players' draft: List of big names who missed the cut

Shane Watson was a name to miss out surprisingly.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015, 13:31 PM IST
IPL players' draft: List of big names who missed the cut

New Delhi: The 2016 Indian Premier League draft took place on Tuesday in Mumbai and as expected Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the first player to be picked.

Sanjiv Goenka's franchise Pune got Dhoni. The Indian skipper captained the suspended Chennai Super Kings for eight seasons and led them to two trophies.

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50 players were named in the draft list and only 10 were picked on Tuesday.

Australia and Rajasthan Royals' star player Shane Watson was a name to miss out surprisingly. Watson has been one of the most prolific batsman in the IPL.

Interestingly, the likes of Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Brendon McCullum were amongst 10 players that got selected for Team Rajkot and Pune respectively.

On the other hand, some of big names amongst 40 other players missed the cut. Here is the list of some big names who didn't get drafted on Tuesday.

Shane Watson (Australia)

Michael Hussey (Australia)

Mohit Sharma (India)

Ashish Nehra (India)

Sanju Samson (India)