8. Sri Lanka- Kusal Perera

For Kusal Perera, the IPL auctions have been much more atrocious than for anyone else. Despite being now a prominent name in Sri Lanka’s multi-format cricket, the southpaw hasn’t signed any IPL contract since 2013. Possibly for the last 5-6 IPL auctions, the cricketer hasn’t got any green signal from the franchises.

7. Bangladesh- Mushfiqur Rahim

Well, for Mushfiqur Rahim, the IPL has so far been an unachievable dream. The Bangladeshi legend has been trying to be part of the tournament for very long years now. His ability to play spin well has often made him a strong proposition for those teams that play on slow-turning pitches.

6. South Africa- Heinrich Klaasen

In recent times, Heinrich Klaasen has constantly been part of the SA squad in white-ball cricket. Not much long ago, the cricketer was not only considered as a deputy of Quinton De Kock but also a frontline middle-order batter. In the T20Is, Klaasen also possesses a healthy strike rate of 142.08.

5. New Zealand- Colin Munro

Overall in terms of his entire T20 career record, Munro has played a total of 312 games scoring 7678 runs at an average of just under 30. But sadly whenever it has been about performing in the IPL, the cricketer has considerably defaulted. Though the 34-year old has never played a full IPL season, his overall run tally is quite awful.

4. England- Alex Hales

For Alex Hales, white-ball cricket has been its ultimate love affair. The cricketer for England has made many records both in the T20Is and in the ODIs. In fact, despite missing from England’s dressing room since 2019, Hales is still their third-highest T20I run-scorer.

3. West Indies- Chris Gayle

In fact with Gayle now even crossing the age of 42, already the franchises are finding him flabby for a longer horizon. Overall with all 10 teams now starting afresh, the IPL cycle might definitely hesitate to buy such an old top dog in the mega auction.

2. Australia- Dan Christian

The all-rounder, who is playing the shortest format since 2006, has won plenty around the world. In fact even now at an age of 38, Christian was part of Australia’s winning 2021 World T20 squad as a reserve. But when it comes to the IPL, his ride has endured many ebbs and flows.

1. India- Cheteshwar Pujara

For Cheteshwar Pujara, the IPL has never been his cup of tea. Team India’s prolific red-ball batter has always found the cash-rich league a bit topsy-turvy especially in terms of his overall demand. The cricketer so far has only played five seasons of the tournament and was making a comeback in 2021 after a hiatus of six years.