10. Albie Morkel, DD
Albie Morkel was a T20 specialist. For most of his IPL career, he was with the Chennai Super Kings. Morkel was retained by the Delhi Daredevils, now known as Delhi Capitals.
9. Ben Hilfenhaus, CSK
Just like Albie Morkel, Ben Hilfenhaus was a part of the CSK squad under MS Dhoni For CSK, he did well in the 2012 season.In 2014, he had a poor outing with the franchise.
8. Axar Patel, KXIP
In IPL 2018 mega auction Axar was retained by Punjab but the plan backfired. Axar played 9 games in the 2018 season. He scored just 80 runs with the highest score of 19.
7. Ajinkya Rahane, RR
In IPL 2014 Rahane was retained by Rajasthan. Ajinkya Rahane played 13 games in the 2014 season. He scored 339 runs but the strike rate was not impressive.
6. Deepak Hooda, SRH
Hooda, along with his ability to bowl part-time, is an asset for any squad. But, Hooda had poor outings with the bat in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He was retained by SRH after their maiden title victory, but his form dipped. .
5. Jayant Yadav, DD
Yadav was retained for the 2017 season. During that edition, he played few games and was not successful. This affected the team’s chances of making an impact.
4. David Miller, KXIP
David Miller will be always remembered for his iconic ton against RCB. Within a year, he became one of the most important players for Punjab. Because of his solid performances in the 2013 season, he was retained ahead of the 2014 auctions.
3. Stuart Binny, RR
Staurt Binney played a vital role as an all-rounder for the Royals as they finished third in the tournament. Because of his solid performances, Binny was retained by the Royals ahead of the 2014 season.
2. Pawan Negi, RCB
Even when RCB used their RTM to buy back Negi during the 2018 mega auctions, things didn’t turn out to be well for the Bangalore-based franchise. During that season, he played just a couple of games for Bangalore. Even if this was not enough, they retained him for the 2019 season as well.
1. Sarfaraz Khan, RCB
The youngster was retained ahead of the likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle. Well, he had an impressive debut season in 2015. But, it was somehow an “out of this world” decision by the management.