11) Yuzvendra Chahal

Unarguably one of India’s best spinners currently, Chahal has been synonymous with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite playing most of his games at the Chinnaswamy stadium, which is batting-friendly, he has always been amongst the wickets.

10) Deepak Chahar

Over the last few seasons, Deepak Chahar has been one of the best Indian pacers in the IPL. His ability to swing the new ball is praiseworthy. The seamer even managed to win the trust of the CSK skipper MS Dhoni.

9) Kagiso Rabada

Nevertheless, various other teams need a world-class seamer like him. Thus, he is expected to go for big bucks in the upcoming mega auction. Unless, of course, Delhi decides to buy him back, which is possible considering his stature.

8) Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer is currently one of the best bowlers. He is an asset to any team he plays for. Not only can he bowl the difficult overs, but he also has an amazing hitting ability.

7) Rashid Khan

The outrage on social media by the fans of SRH, for not retaining Rashid Khan, is justified. The decision to release him is baffling, to say the least. Over the years, the leggie has been one of their biggest match-winners.

6) Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has been one of India’s best all-rounders for quite a while now. A pace all-rounder, who can hit the ball a long way as well. Thus, the charismatic cricketer is a complete package, as a matter of fact, MI played a huge role in his success.

5) Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan is one of the most talented Indian cricketers going around. He is a good player of both, spin as well as pace. Over the years, he has worked on his consistently as well.

4) Shreyas Iyer (C)

Shreyas Iyer has been a silent assassin in the toughest T20 league in the world. More often than not, he has gone about his job in a rather clinical fashion. The Mumbai batter is currently one of the emerging superstars in Indian cricket.

3) Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill is one of the most talented youngsters going around. He is considered the future of Indian cricket. While he may not be the best power-hitter, the top-order batter can play the role of an anchor to perfection.

2) David Warner

As several teams are looking for a new captain, the former SRH skipper could very well be on their radar. Besides, his performance in the recently concluded ICC T20 WC 2021 clearly showed that he still has a lot left in him.

1) KL Rahul (WK)

KL Rahul is unarguably the most shocking name among the list of players who haven’t been retained. He has by far been the best IPL batter since 2018. As a matter of fact, he has single-handedly won several games for the Punjab Kings.