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5 Worst retentions by franchises before the Indian T20 League 2023 auction

Indian T20 League 2023 auction is slated to take place on 22nd December in Kochi.

Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu
Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu: (Image Source: Twitter)

All the franchises announced their list of retained and released players, ahead of the mini-auction 2023, on Tuesday. The fans were left surprised as a lot of big names were not retained. 

Players like Kane Williamson, Dwayne Bravo, and Mayank Agarwal to name a few will all find themselves at the auction pool as they have been released by their respective franchises. 

That said, there are a lot of players whom the franchises have retained despite not being in good form and not keeping up good fitness levels. To further shed light on the same, we have named the 5 worst retentions by franchises before the Indian T20 League 2023 auction. Here’s a look at the names: 

5. Vijay Shankar 

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar: (Image Source: Twitter)

Despite dishing out poor performances in the year 2020 and 2021, the Gujarat franchise bet on him and added him in the squad for the 2022 edition. However, his performance continued to disappoint the fans. In 4 matches, all he managed was 19 runs at an average of under 5. 

But, the franchise has continued to put faith in the all-rounder and has retained him for the next season. It has to be one of the worst selections for the franchise for the upcoming season

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