IPL Auction 2024: Team-wise one player who was unlucky to be released

Ahead of the mini-auction, let’s know one unlucky player from each side who didn’t get retained from his franchise.

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Shakib AL Hasan and Josh Hazlewood
Shakib AL Hasan and Josh Hazlewood. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) fans’ eyes were set on their television (TV) or mobile screens on November 26 as all franchises were set to come up with their release and retention lists before the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai. It was a perfect opportunity for every side to get rid of players who didn’t perform upto the expectations in the previous edition. The franchises grabbed this chance with both hands, excluding some names from their retention list.

Some players also grabbed the eyeballs for not getting retained by their franchises. Unlike non-performers, a few names are attracting attention for not getting enough opportunities or missing the last tournament due to injuries and being left out in the rain now. Ahead of the mini-auction, let’s know one unlucky player from each side who didn’t get retained from his franchise. 

Here are unlucky players released by each IPL team in the pre-2024 auction:

10. Rajasthan Royals - Obed McCoy 

Obed McCoy
Obed McCoy (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

In the 2022 mega auction, Rajasthan Royals (RR) signed up the West Indies’ left-arm pacer Obed McCoy for INR 75 lakh. Playing his debut season, he picked up 11 wickets in seven matches at an economy of 9.17. Following his decent bowling numbers, RR retained him for the 2023 season.

The pacer got only one game in 2023 and in that too, he was given a chance to bowl only one over. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Jaipur, RR faced a four-wicket defeat and he came to bowl as an impact player and splurged 13 runs in his only over. After his first over, RR captain Sanju Samson didn’t give him a chance to complete his spell in the game.

McCoy didn’t fit into RR’s scheme of things and became a part of Rajasthan’s release list before the 2024 IPL auction. His dismal performance for Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) also added charcoal to the fire. 

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