The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is just around the corner and it promises to be an exciting tournament. The auction pool will feature some of the biggest names in the game. Each of the eight teams will be allowed to keep four players before the mega auction. Two new teams will be allowed to keep three players from the remaining ones.
It is extremely difficult for teams to select three or four players who they want to keep for the upcoming Indian Premier League season. This will make it tough for them to assemble a squad from the ground up. According to reports, the BCCI is considering adding one or two more clubs to the T20 League.
The fact that teams are not always looking out for experience is clear. Most franchises will be in fact, have an eye on newer players who might become superstars in the future. With all of the mega action coming up next month, it’s time to take a look at 10-star players who might not get picked to play.
Ajinkya Rahane’s IPL career has taken a few hitches during the past two years, but his batting statistics were the lowest of his career during the last season with only one fifty last year. For the first two matches of the International Premier League 2021, he was part of the playing XI but was later lifted after that.
However, despite this dip in form and lack of opportunities at the international level to showcase himself as an opener for India A over recent months; Ajinkya is still regarded by many pundits as being among India’s best batsmen when given time to settle down into a match situation. As he begins to show his abilities during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, it is unclear whether he will be sold in the major auction houses.