5. Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi is currently the ICC number one ranked T20I bowler. He became the highest wicket-taker in T20Is in a calendar year in 2021. He was first roped into Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016 as a replacement for injured Samuel Badree. Shamsi then played four matches that year and took three wickets with an expensive economy of 9.18.

4. Andrew Tye

Tye’s following year with Kings XI Punjab was also remarkable, as he became the first-ever player to take three 4-wicket hauls in a single season of the IPL. He also became the purple-cap holder with most wickets in that season. But unfortunately, he couldn’t perform well the next year and hence was transferred to Rajasthan Royals in 2020.

3. Dawid Malan

Malan also played some crucial knocks for the English team in the T20 World Cup. Even though his record is decent in the Indian subcontinent, the southpaw couldn’t attracted any bids. Nevertheless, it isn’t over yet for Malan, as he will be one of the most sought-after players if the teams need replacements.

2. Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hasn’t got a place in any of the ten teams. He has been a part of the IPL since 2011 and has been a loyal Knight of the Kolkata franchise for eight years. He also was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.Shakib has played a total of 71 IPL matches scoring 793 runs at a strike rate of 124.48.

1. Steve Smith

Smith is part of Australia’s T20 squad too. But all these qualifications weren’t enough for him to get an IPL contract. His major criticism was his inability to clear the ropes like the other hard-hitting batters. Hence, he was unsold in the auction. But, it won’t be a surprise if one of the franchises gets him as a replacement batter.