5. Sam Curran

Chennai Super Kings used him as a floater in their batting line-up and Sam Curran grabbed the chances with both of his hands. He can bowl with the new ball and can even open the batting. Every team needs this type of player who can give balance to the team and he could have been a nice deal for any of the 10 franchises. The 23-year old has a long way to go in his career.

4. Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc’s career has always been full of injuries that cost him his unavailability in many games. He could have returned to the league after seven years but he will have to wait a little more to be a part of the cash-rich league again.  The fast bowler was an essential member of the Australian team which thrashed the Englishmen in the Ashes 2021-22.

3. Jofra Archer

He could have been a nice buy for any franchise at the auction as he brings the raw pace to the table that very bowlers have these days. He can even contribute with the bat in death overs and had been handy with the bat for Rajasthan Royals in a few games.

2. Chris Gayle

Universe Boss has hit 357 sixes in the IPL which is the most by any batter in the league. He also holds the record of most centuries scored by any batter with six centuries to his name. He is the face and ambassador of T20 cricket.  He is an adopted son of Bangalore and has a huge fanbase in India. He is currently 42 years old and most probably, he has played his last game of IPL.

1. Ben Stokes

He is considered the best all-rounder of the current lot and his international numbers define his importance for the English Team. He has played some quality knocks for his national team and also has bowled some amazing spells. He has been playing for England in all three formats for a long time now and he definitely needs to manage his workload.