5. Khaleel Ahmed (Delhi)

Khaleel Ahmed was retained ahead of the upcoming mini-auction and the player is yet to make an impact with the ball in the league. Although he bagged 16 wickets in the last season, Ahmed’s lack of consistency made fans question his place in the team. 

4. Riyan Parag (Rajasthan)

Riyan Parag, the Indian youngster, made it to the Rajasthan franchise in the year 2019 and has stayed with the team since then. However, fans have been questioning his place in the team for a long time and much to the stupefaction of the Rajasthan team’s fans, the management went on to retain the player ahead of the 2023 mini-auction as well. 

3. Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata)

Chakravarthy had a poor outing in the last season as he managed to pick only 4 wickets in the 8 matches that he played and the fans went on to question the decision. Although the player had a poor outing last year, one would hope that he would make a comeback in the approaching Indian T20 league season. 

2. Vijay Shankar (Gujarat)

Vijay Shankar, the allrounder who was a part of India’s squad for the 2019 50-over World Cup, was eventually retained by the Gujarat franchise ahead of the mini-auction. However, the decision was questioned by the team’s fans who claimed that the allrounder is yet to play an impactful inning in the league. 

1. Devon Conway (Chennai)

The southpaw was roped in for a price of INR 1 crore in the 2022 edition and it did not pay off in the league for the MS Dhoni-led team. Chennai management went to retain him for the 2023 edition of the Indian T20 League and many opined that the player did not really deserve to stay in the squad.