IPL 2023: 10 Underrated players who can earn big at auction

IPL 2023 auction is scheduled to be held on December 23 in Kochi.

Kusal Mendis, Joshua Little and Sheldon Jackson
Kusal Mendis, Joshua Little and Sheldon Jackson. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Kshitij Kumar
Kshitij Kumar

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9. Sheldon Jackson

Sheldon Jackson has been a prolific run-getter in the Indian domestic circuit. He has featured in 80 first-class games and amassed 6020 runs at an average of 50.16. Talking about the shortest format, the middle-order batter has scored 1690 runs in 77 games at a strike rate of 119.77.

Jackson has been in and around the IPL circuit for over a decade but has played just nine games. Kolkata Knight Riders invested in him for multiple stints but never gave him a consistent run.

The KKR management did give the wicketkeeper batter five opportunities in the 2022 season but they came lower down the order and Jackson was forced to bat out of place as he normally bats higher up the order in the domestic circuit.

Thus, the think tank could not bring out the best of the ace batter as he could only manage 23 runs in five matches.

The KKR franchise did not retain the Saurashtra batter for the 2023 season and Jackson will again go under the hammer at the auction. The Bhavnagar-born is technically solid and has shown his batting might in the domestic circuit time and time again.

Moreover, he is safe behind the stumps and showed his wicketkeeping brilliance in the last IPL edition. Thus, franchises looking for a solid wicketkeeper-batter might look to pick him at the auction.

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