5. Jason Behrendorff

In 13 matches of the 2021-22 BBL, Behrendorff scalped 16 wickets at an economy of 7.32 and played a key role to help Scorchers win the title. However, the 32-year-old did not play in any of the games in the entire season as the overseas bowling spots were filled by the likes of Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga.

4. Benny Howell

However, Howell could not feature for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. With the all-rounders like Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, and Rishi Dhawan, the team did not try enough players and the 33-year-old was devoid of his chances. In his first knock after the culmination of the IPL, he scored 46 off 20 and took a wicket as well against Middlesex in the ongoing Blast. The talented all-rounder would look to continue his fine performances to have a strong claim next year.

3. Ishan Porel

Although Ishan Porel has been impressive across all the formats, he has particularly done well to take 30 wickets in 22 T20 appearances at an economy of 6.71. This season, PBKS had enough pace bowling options like Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh and Vaibhav Arora, which was the reason behind Porel not getting any chances despite his proven performances in the domestic circuit.

2. Lungi Ngidi

In the 2018 edition, the pacer picked up 11 wickets and was one of the reasons for the team to clinch their third title. He played three matches in the 2021 edition and picked up five wickets. Delhi Capitals (DC) snapped Ngidi in the 2022 auction at his base price of INR 50 lakh. With the Capitals already having talented pacers in Mustafizur Rahman and Anrich Nortje, he could not represent the team in this edition. 

1. Mohammad Nabi

Afghan national could not get any opportunity due to the presence of retained all-rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. With 4996 runs and 302 wickets in T20s, Nabi is a proven performer in the shortest format of the game and might have helped KKR to seal the playoffs stage.