The Indian T20 League mini-auction is all set to take place on December 23, in Kochi and the teams announced their retention list on November 15, Tuesday. While there were many important decisions taken, many fans opined that a few retentions were unwanted and should have been released instead.
To add more, Chennai retained Devon Conway, the opener from New Zealand and much to the dreariness of the team, the southpaw did not have a good outing in the previous edition of the Indian T20 League.
As things stand, let us take a look at five players who did not deserve retention:
1) Devon Conway (Chennai)
Devon Conway made it to the Chennai franchise in the 2022 mega auction and the player had a sepulchral outing in the 2021 edition of the league. The southpaw was roped in for a price of INR 1 crore and it did not pay off in the league for the MS Dhoni-led team.
However, Chennai management went to retain him for the 2023 edition of the Indian T20 League and many opined that the player did not really deserve to stay in the squad. As things stand, it remains to see if Conway would turn things around in the upcoming edition and make a name for himself.