Only a few days are left for the start of the 15th season of the Indian T20 League. The tournament will kick off with a game between Chennai and Kolkata on March 26. Last month, a mega auction was conducted for the team to build their squads for the upcoming season. The teams were looking for players who can play for them for at least four to five years.
This is the reason some of the experienced players didn’t find a team. It is presumed that this might be the end of their careers in the ITL. In this listicle, we will discuss five names, who will not feature in the cash-rich league for the first time since 2008.
Five cricketers who will not feature this year
- Piyush Chawla
The leg-spinner has featured in the cash-rich league for Punjab, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai from 2008 to 2021. In this period, he has played 165 games and has picked 157 wickets. Last year, he was released by Mumbai. During the mega auction, he went unsold and is unlikely to be picked unless an injury rules out another leg-spinner.
2.Â Ab De Villiers
The former South Africa skipper has played for Delhi and Bangalore in the last 14 years. In these years, the right-hander played 184 games and accumulated 5162 runs, averaging 39.70 and striking at 151.68 with three hundreds and 40 fifties. Last year, he bid adieu to the game