Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja\'s impressive form helped Sydney Thunder win the Big Bash League (BBL) in January Getty

The 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction concluded in Bangalore on 7 February and the franchises have done their team selection for this year's edition of the IPL. There were some surprises as players like Pawan Negi and Chris Morris went for top dollar, while a few fans of the sport were left puzzled when other big names went unsold.

Michael Hussey led Sydney Thunder to their first Big Bash League success in January, along with star batsman Usman Khawaja. The duo went under the hammer but no franchises were interested in picking either of the two.

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill was under the marquee players' category. The Kiwis opener went under the hammer twice but there were no takers for him. Other players who went unsold were George Bailey, Shaun Tait, Tillakaratne Dilshan and his compatriot Mahela Jayawardene, along with South Africa's star batsman Hashim Amla.

IBTimes UK brings you the list of players who went unsold for the ninth edition of the IPL.

  1. Martin Guptill
  2. Munaf Patel
  3. Michael Hussey
  4. Usman Khawaja
  5. Aiden Blizzard
  6. David Hussey
  7. Hashim Amla
  8. Pragyan Ojha
  9. Shaun Tait
  10. George Bailey
  11. Mahela Jayawardene
  12. Tillakaratne Dilshan
  13. Chris Jordan
  14. Wayne Parnell
  15. Rilee Rossouw
  16. Cheteshwar Pujara
  17. S Badrinath
  18. Shane Dowrich
  19. Mushfiqur Rahim
  20. Johnson Charles
  21. Brad Haddin
  22. Morne van Wyk
  23. Ben Dunk
  24. Cameron Bancroft
  25. Manoj Tiwary
  26. Ravi Bopara
  27. Darren Sammy
  28. Sachithra Senanayake
  29. Veerasammy Permaul
  30. Nathan Lyon
  31. Devendra Bishoo
  32. Michael Beer
  33. Ajantha Mendis
  34. Sulieman Benn
  35. Rahul Sharma
  36. Cameron Boyce
  37. Joe Burns
  38. Darren Bravo
  39. Adam Voges
  40. Nic Maddinson
  41. Owais Shah
  42. Abhinav Mukund
  43. Doug Bracewell
  44. Grant Elliott
  45. James Neesham
  46. Sean Abbott
  47. Abhishek Nayar
  48. Beuran Hendricks
  49. Lahiru Thirimanne
  50. Richard Levi
  51. Cameron White
  52. Tamim Iqbal
  53. Marlon Samuels
  54. Dean Elgar
  55. Reeza Hendricks
  56. Nathan McCullum
  57. Jeevan Mendis
  58. Vernon Philander
  59. Rusty Theron
  60. Shehan Jayasuriya
  61. Rayad Emrit
  62. Anton Devcich
  63. Johan Botha
  64. Ashton Agar
  65. Robin Peterson
  66. Fidel Edwards
  67. Jerome Taylor
  68. Parvinder Awana
  69. Sudeep Tyagi
  70. Pankaj Singh
  71. Nuwan Kulasekara
  72. Ben Laughlin
  73. Krishmar Santokie
  74. Isuru Udana
  75. Soumya Sarkar
  76. Dilruwan Perera
  77. Narsingh Deonarine
  78. Henry Davids
  79. Milinda Siriwardana
  80. Dilshan Munaweera
  81. Christopher Barnwell
  82. Seekuge Prasanna
  83. George Worker
  84. Dasun Shanaka
  85. Taskin Ahmed
  86. Shannon Gabriel
  87. Dushmantha Chameera
  88. Hardus Viljoen
  89. Mthokozisi Shezi
  90. Tino Best
  91. Jackson Bird
  92. Mithun Manhas
  93. Ankit Bawne
  94. Himanshu Rana
  95. Debabrata Das
  96. Pinal Shah
  97. CM Gautam
  98. Dishank Yagnik
  99. Manvinder Bisla
  100. Padmanabhan Prasanth
  101. Kevin O'Brien
  102. Kevon Cooper
  103. C Stephen
  104. Domnic Muthuswami
  105. Veer Pratap Singh
  106. Harmeet Singh
  107. Aswin Crist
  108. Rahul Shukla
  109. Siddharth Trivedi
  110. KK Jiyas
  111. Hardik Patel
  112. Rahil Shah
  113. Bharghav Bhatt
  114. Karanveer Singh
  115. Arun Karthik
  116. Evin Lewis
  117. Alex Ross
  118. Apoorv Wankhade
  119. Prashant Gupta
  120. Rahul Tewatia
  121. Rohan Prem
  122. Dinesh Salunkhe
  123. Ravi Jangid
  124. Gurinder Singh
  125. James Pattinson
  126. Pankaj Jaswal
  127. Navdeep Saini
  128. Saurabh Kumar
  129. Rishi Arothe Baltej Singh
  130. Kshitiz Sharma