5. Nicholas Pooran

Pooran’s current form, however, doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. He led West Indies in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 and had a horrible campaign. Pooran scored only 25 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 86.21. Given the kind of form he is in, it’s unlikely that Hyderabad franchise would retain him for the next season. 

4. Devdutt Padikkal

Rajasthan had a lot of openers in their squad still they roped in Padikkal. The southpaw found his place in the middle order but didn’t make great returns. In 17 matches, he managed to score 376 runs at an average of 22.12. His strike rate of 122.88 didn’t inspire a lot of confidence either. 

3. Manish Pandey

Despite his poor returns for Hyderabad in the 2021 edition, Lucknow trusted Pandey’s ability and roped him in for their maiden season. He batted in the middle-order but, once again, struggled to score and lost his place in the team. Pandey managed to score only 80 runs in 6 matches at an average of 14.67. 

2. Pat Cummins

Cummins couldn’t live up to the expectation for Kolkata in the 2022 edition and hasn’t been bowling too well in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. Looking at his recent performances, Cummins ability to bowl at the death has taken a big hit and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Kolkata release him from their list of retained players.

1. Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard played 11 matches and could only manage to score 144 runs at a dismal average of 14.40 in Indian T20 League 2022. Pollard was in horrifying form in the Caribbean T20 League T20 and has retired from international cricket. Thus, the veteran could find himself in the auction pool in December.