IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Released International Stars Who Might Go Unsold In The Auction

Many of the released players are international stars, having established themselves in world cricket. However, owing to various reasons, the franchises decided to let them go. Those might be the same reason that they won’t find a buyer at the upcoming IPL 2023 mini-auction. Here are 3 international stars who are released and might not get sold at the IPL 2023 auction

Kane Williamson

There is a big cloud of doubt and criticism and speculation looming over Kane Williamson and his future in the T20 format, at least in the IPL. While his position as batter and captain remains unquestionable in the New Zealand side, Williamson suffered the ruthlessness of auction dynamics and the franchise’s need for only the best and useful as SRH released him a season after retaining him for 14 crore in the first retention bracket while making Rashid Khan unhappy and letting him go.

Mohammad Nabi

KKR had bought Afghanistan veteran Mohammad Nabi in the IPL 2022 mega-auction at his base price of 1 crore, but the all-rounder couldn’t get a single game for KKR and was released. In fact, Nabi has barely played in the IPL during his time at SRH either: Nabi featured in just 4 matches combined during the 2020 and 2021 seasons for SRH, and none for KKR in 2022.

Ajinkya Rahane

It was Cheteshwar Pujara in the mega-auction who went unsold; it could be Ajinkya Rahane in the 2-2023 auction as the Test veteran would find it difficult to not only get in the playing XI, but even in the squads of the IPL franchises because of a spate of younger, and more aggressive top-order batters. Rahane was with KKR last season, picked up at his base price of 1 crore with no other franchise willing to make a bid for the senior batter.