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5 Surprising Released Players by Teams on IPL Retention: IPL 2023

5 Surprising Released Players by Teams for IPL 2023

5 Surprising Released Players: The Indian Premier League (IPL sixteenth)’s season will officially begin four months from now with the first delivery being bowled. Prior to the auction on December 23, the think tanks of the ten teams submitted a list of the players they would like to keep. As a result, the competition has already begun.

Out of the 248 players who were able to obtain employment at the previous season’s auction, 85 had their contracts terminated early as teams used the money to splurge on some well-known T20 players who would be put up for auction in a month.

We will take a look at five 5 Surprising Released Players by Teams:

Kane Williamson:

IPL 2022 has been poor for the cricketer, statistically worst in the five years. He just scored 219 runs in the last season of the IPL at an average of 19.64 and a strike rate of 93.51. These numbers on his part clinched him a tag of INR 14 crores. The decision by the franchise to release the player for the mini-auction is s sensible decision. Although the ICC’s last tournament also did not go well for the cricketer.

For a few particular reasons, Sunrisers Hyderabad may regret making this choice in the upcoming years. Williamson is also a proven captain, and history demonstrates that recognized leaders typically command a premium at any IPL auction. Despite having a below-average team, the Sunrisers in the 2019 IPL made it to the playoffs under his leadership. Williamson has had success leading the New Zealand squad as its captain.

Dwayne Bravo:

Dwayne Bravo joined Chennai Super Kings more than ten years ago, and while he has also played for Mumbai Indians and the former Gujarat Lions, he has had his best seasons while wearing the yellow jersey. He was let go by the four-time champs, so he might wear a different colour next year.

Even in the most recent competition, where the majority of CSK’s team had a disappointing campaign, Bravo was accurate.

The “DJ” shared the team lead in wickets taken with 16, taking 16 for an outstanding average of 18.69. The decision to fire Bravo has generated controversy because he only cost the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team INR 4.4 crores.

Jason Holder:

In addition to Bravo, another Caribbean all-rounder by the name of Jason Holder also received the same treatment. Prior to the mini-auction, Lucknow Super Giants released the utility cricket player, who was born in Barbados. Holder was a really pricey acquisition last season, costing INR 8.75 crores, unlike Bravo. As a result, his release enables the KL Rahul-led club to address a number of shortcomings, but finding a replacement for the all-rounder would still be difficult.

In IPL 2022, the former captain of the West Indies took 14 wickets; the only bowler from Lucknow to take more wickets was Avesh Khan. Holder is also a pretty hander batter, despite the fact that he may not have demonstrated it last season.

Mayank Agarwal:

In just a few years, a lot can happen, and Mayank Agarwal regrettably had to discover this the hard way. The graceful batsman had a stellar IPL 2021 season, scoring 441 runs at a strike rate of over 140 and an average over 40.

The Punjab Kings made him the team captain in addition to keeping him for the IPL 2022 season due to his great statistics. The situation deteriorated last year, though, as Agarwal was only able to compile 196 runs at an average of 16.33.

Although, the Kings do not have experienced Indian Batters in their Squad. While the newly appointed skipper, Shikhar Dhawan is a veteran in this competition

Additionally, the Kings’ lineup lacks in seasoned Indian batters. Despite the fact that the newly chosen captain, Shikhar Dhawan, has expertise in this league, inexperienced players like Prabh Simran Singh, Shahrukh Khan, and Jitesh Sharma make it essential for PBKS to purchase an experienced Indian batter in the auction.

Murugan Ashwin:

Our last mention might not be as well-known as players like Dwayne Bravo and Kane Williamson merely on the basis of height, but the choice to release him raises some eyebrows. The Mumbai Indians made the decision to cut ways with Murugan Ashwin prior to the IPL 2023 auction.

The choice is unexpected from three different angles, not just one. First off, Ashwin was MI’s most effective spinner last season, taking 9 wickets at a mere 7.86 runs per over in terms of economy. He didn’t cost the team much however; he only cost INR 1.60 crores.

The final straw is MI’s list of released players, which includes Mayank Markande, another leg-spinner. releasing two leg spinners from India, especially when there aren’t many


Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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