The Indian T20 League is ready to take over the nation by cricket fever from 26th March 2022. In February a mega auction was held in Bengaluru for the upcoming season. In the event, the 10 participating teams in the upcoming season spent about INR 5.52 billion to buy players for their squads.
A lot of factors were considered by the franchises to select the apt players for their squad. However, the fans were shocked when some experienced names of Indian cricket were not chosen by any of the teams. But given the length of the tournament and the bio bubble fatigue concerns some of these players might get a chance to play in the league.
Here are five Indian players who went unsold in the mega auction, but might be considered as replacements if some of the players decide to pull out midway through the tournament.
Suresh Raina at his prime was one of the best batsmen for the shortest format of the game. In the Indian T20 League, he has been more than important to the Chennai team. He has played in 205 Indian T20 League matches and has scored 5528 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 136.70. The fans were nothing short of shocked when Raina went unsold in the mega auction ahead of the upcoming season.
According to the latest reports, Raina will be a part of the Hindi commentary team in the upcoming season. But given the experience, he will bring and his knack for playing important knocks in crunch games, and he might be considered by the franchises if a member of their squad leaves midway through the tournament.