5 Players who got rejected from Indian T20 League but stunned everyone with their recent performances

The mini-auction for the 16th edition of the Indian T20 League was held in Kochi on the 23rd of December last year.

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The mini-auction for the Indian T20 League got done and dusted in Kochi on the 23rd of December last year. A total of 405 registered players’ fortune was tested under the hammer. Out of those, the star young England all-rounder Sam Curran ended up being the most-expensive bid in the history of the tournament so far since 2008. He was picked by Punjab for a mammoth amount of INR 18.5 crores.

Apart from Curran, another World Cup-winner star all-rounder Ben Stokes was roped in by the four-time champions Chennai for an amount of 16.50 crores. But there were also some talents that couldn’t make it to the 16th edition of the Indian T20 League. Although a few of these rejected players have performed brilliantly in international cricket of late and made the teams realize that they may have done a mistake by ignoring the name of these players.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at five players who went unsold, or teams not considered them during the mini-auction for the 2023 edition of the cash-rich Indian T20 tournament. But their recent performances have left everyone to think once Indian T20 League teams had missed some big potential performers in the tournament.

Michael Bracewell

The 31-year-old New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Michael Bracewell recently attracted the eyeballs of the cricketing fraternity with his swashbuckling century-knock against India in the first of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand. Apart from that, he has also delivered some vital performances with the ball as well.

Notably, Bracewell has scored 198 runs in his last four ODI appearances for the Blackcaps. In these matches, he has scored runs with a very decent average of 49.50 including the recent century against India. But unfortunately, he went unsold during the mini-auction for Indian T20 League, none of the franchises counted on him even for INR 1 crore.

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