IPL 2021: Team-wise one player who might be playing last season
Players that might not get a chance in IPL in further editions.
Updated - Apr 10, 2021 2:38 pm
With the IPL 2021 now all set to complete its course for the 14th season, the tournament might also be the last arrangement where the competition will be played between 8 teams. Since the conclusion of IPL 2020, there have been numerous reports that for its 15th edition, the IPL will witness an addition of two new franchises.
Therefore, with two additional teams, the tournament will have a mega IPL auction in 2022 wherein the existing teams will then have to filter out the majority of its players. This process also means that the players who have been temporarily added to cover the short-term voids might probably find the heavy auction much more complex and burdensome because of the excessive supply. Also, by considering their recent form or age some teams might completely sway them away from their bagging radar. Therefore, let’s take a look at-
Team-wise one player who might be playing last season in IPL 2021
1. Delhi Capitals – Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra has been a legendary name in the history of the IPL. The leg-spinner since his IPL debut in 2008 has been the tournament’s second-highest wicket-taker with 160 wickets being scalped from his record 150 IPL matches. Also, along with being the first bowler in the IPL to scalp a hat-trick, Mishra enjoys the record of owning most hat-tricks under his name.
Last year in IPL 2020, Mishra was all set to become a vital cog in DC’s versatile spin bowling attack, but because of a finger injury in his third game, the veteran had to pull himself out of the tournament. Maybe because of the injury, Mishra also was seen absent from the recently concluded domestic season but has now joined the DC camp for the 2021 season.
With age being the biggest factor rather than his form, Amit Mishra is already 38 years old and hardly plays any first-class cricket either. Also, with a big gap in terms of his match practice, the leg-spinner might get seen rusty in his initial matches. Overall, with IPL 2021 only being the major cricket event for Mishra until the next domestic season, there are high chances that the veteran might say a final goodbye to the IPL and other professional forms of cricket.