After these performances, the 29-year-old pacer could not get a game under his belt in the most successful campaign for RR after 2008. At the end, the team already had enough quality pace-bowling options in the form of Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, and Obed McCoy. It is most likely that Royals will release him to free up their purse.
Ahead of the IPL 2022 finals, Mitchell left the RR camp to join the England Test team for the New Zealand series. It is most likely that the Royals might look beyond Mitchell for the next season. Although Rassie van der Dussen also could not do well, his performances in white-ball cricket for South Africa have been impressive. Hence, he is likely to retain his place.
In the last few league matches and the playoffs of the tournament, RR trusted to play with three frontline pacers and two spinners. With Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag already there as finishers, RR are likely to release Neesham ahead of next year’s auction.