1. Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh was picked by Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL 2021. He showed glimpses of his power-hitting abilities, but could not quite carry that into the following season. His lack of consistency to score runs has also been a matter of concern.

2. Devdutt Padikkal

Padikkal was bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for the 2022 season. He did not bat at his natural opening position but was demoted to number 4, in that season. He went on to score 376 runs at 22.12 with only one fifty. The next year could be his breakthrough season.

3. Abdul Samad

Samad was also one of the retained players in the 2022 auction by SRH. But his recent decline in form has kept him away from the starting XI. The upcoming season could be the make-or-break season for the 21-year-old.

4. Dwaine Pretorius

The big South African fast bowler was signed by the 2021 champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2022 IPL Auction. Pretorius is predominantly a bowler, but he can also contribute with the bat at the back-end of the innings. The upcoming season could be the make-or-break season for the Pretorius.

5. Kartik Tyagi

Rajasthan Royals (RR) bought him in 2020 in the IPL Auction. He went on to pick nine wickets in 10 games in his first season at an economy rate of 9.61. In 2021, and in 2022 with Sunrisers Hyderabad, he picked up a total of only five wickets at an economy of 9.36, after appearing in only six games.