IPL Auction 2024: Team-wise one player who was lucky to be retained

Some players will breathe a sigh of relief as their franchises haven’t lost faith in them despite witnessing their underwhelming performances in the previous season.

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Ahead of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, all 10 franchises have published their lists of retained and released players. After this event, some players will have to go under the hammer on December 19, to get new buyers in the 2024 IPL auction while at the same time, a few names will feel fortunate as they got retained despite their underwhelming performances.

In the previous league edition, a few names didn’t perform upto expectations, and noting their dismal numbers, they must’ve expected themselves to be a part of their team’s release lists, however, they will breathe a sigh of relief as their franchises haven’t lost faith in them. Talking more, let’s discuss one player from every team who was lucky to be retained.

Here's one player from each side who was lucky to be retained: 

10. Riyan Parag- Rajasthan Royals 

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

Riyan Parag’s role was to strengthen RR’s middle order with his batting but he added another failed season to his profile with his disappointing batting performance. Scoring 78 runs in seven matches at a sub-par strike rate of 118.18, he came under fierce criticism again.

In the crucial contest against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Jaipur, he came to bat at a time when his team’s score was 104 in 15.1 overs. With 51 required in 29, he was expected to flex his arms and deliver a match-finishing knock to his side. In the crunch situation, the right-handed batter looked timid and piled up only 15 runs after facing 12 deliveries. His defensive approach didn’t go well with Royals’ supporters and they came heavily on him. 

However, despite his horrendous batting display in 2023, the RR team management has retained him for the 2024 season. RR’s decision has shocked everyone again but the Assam batter will look to take advantage of this opportunity to deliver impactful numbers to his team.  

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