IPL 2023: Best XI from released players ahead of mini auction
Ahead of the mini-auction, the franchises have taken stern decisions by removing the names of non-performing players from their retention list.
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IPL mini-auction will be held on December 23, 2022, in Kochi and before that the franchises were given a deadline of November 15 to declare the list of retained players and released players for the next season. Now, with the declared list, it could be said that the franchises have retained the players that delivered some positive results to them with their performances. On the other hand, players with non-performing profiles have been released by the teams, irrespective of their reputation.
This time, the franchises have also taken some tough decisions of parting ways with some players who have been associated with their teams for a very long time. Fans of some big players will be pained to see their favourite cricketers going under the hammer in the next month’s auction. Going through the list of released players by franchises, a team could be created who can still deliver their best in the tournament with their vast experience and immense skills.
Released players ahead of IPL mini auction who can make the best XI
1. Ajinkya rahane
Ajinkya Rahane, despite not doing well in T20 cricket for a long time, is getting picked by IPL franchises due to his immense experience. Last year, he was bought by KKR at INR one crore and played seven games, and scored 133 runs with an extremely poor average of 19.00.
Nowadays, Rahane is failing to deliver his best but in the past, he was one of the biggest batters in the league due to his ability to provide fierce starts with his incredible batting skills. From 2012-2016, he looked fantastic against bowlers in the league.
In 2015, he gave tough competition to T20 specialists such as David Warner, Lendl Simmons, and Ab de Villiers for the orange cap by scoring 540 runs in 14 games. In the end, he lost to Warner by scoring 22 runs less but the batter while his skills showed how dangerous could be in the shortest format of the game also.