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IPL 2019: Five best releases by the teams

Under-performing overwhelmingly in the last season has cost these players big time.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell of Delhi Daredevils. (Photo by IANS)

Despite the tournament being a fair way away, the preparations for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have begun. It has captivated the fans’ attention since its inception in the year 2008. What makes it even more interesting is the presence of Bollywood stars, businessmen and the best players from each and every country coming together to bridge all the gaps.

On November 15, the list of the players retained and released by each of the franchise were proclaimed. There have been a few releases which most did not see coming but plenty of them have come on the back of players not living up to the expectations. 

We take a look at five best releases by the franchises ahead of the 2019 IPL edition:-

5.  D’arcy Short

D'Arcy Short of Rajasthan Royals
D’Arcy Short of Rajasthan Royals. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

D’arcy Short had been shortlisted by the Rajasthan Royals on the back of some powerful hitting at the top of the order for Australia. He had an outstanding BBL season as well which saw him score 572 runs and as a result was adjudged the player of the tournament. But he had a forgettable outing for the Royals despite being repeatedly backed by the mentor Shane Warne.

Playing seven games, he could manage to score only 115 runs with a high score of 44. His weakness against spin was rapidly exposed. His off-spin didn’t come in too handy either as it could yield only a wicket. He became highly unsuccessful in justifying his price tag of Rs 4 Crores as a result of which it got him eventually released.

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