5) Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan is considered the next big thing in Indian cricket by several cricket pundits. Time and again, the keeper-batter has shown glimpses of his intense potential. His ability to take down world-class bowlers is commendable, to say the least.

4) Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of India’s key spinners for quite a while now. The fact that he has managed to win games on batting-friendly wickets speaks volumes of his ability. Moreover, he has been a vital cog for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for quite a few seasons.

3) Rashid Khan

The spin wizard has picked 93 wickets in 76 IPL games so far. His bowling average and strike rate are 20.56 and 19.48 respectively. With such numbers, the Hyderabad- based franchise deciding to let him go is baffling, to say the least.

2) Jonny Bairstow

It is safe to say that the keeper-batter could fit in any IPL team. Besides, he was hitting boundaries and sixes for fun, whenever he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). As a matter of fact, he was one of the few positives for the orange army in a rather dismal season for them in 2021.

1) Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has been one of the most important players of the Mumbai Indians for a long time. Ever since he made his IPL debut in 2015, he has been synonymous with the franchise. As a matter of fact, he has been one of their best players as well.