3. Shivam Mavi

In his sixth appearance against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Mavi was struck for 50 runs in four overs and could take only one wicket. In one of the overs, he gave 30 runs which included five sixes and was straightaway dropped from the team after that game. He did not feature in the the last three league matches for KKR. Hence, the team management is expected to avail the services of a different player to boost their fast bowling arsenal in the next season.

2. Ajinkya Rahane

In the last two innings, the top-order batter scored a total of 53 runs, which came in 48 balls. The hamstring injury kept him out of the contention for featuring the team’s last league game. With only 133 runs in seven innings, he is another player who is not likely to be retained by Knight Riders.

1. Aaron Finch

The lack of contribution at the opening slot was surely hurting the team, as they dropped Finch in the crucial stages of the tournament. He did not play the last three league matches and is likely to be released by the franchise ahead of the next IPL season.