5. Mayank Agarwal

The Punjab franchise released Mayank Agarwal, the player who led the team in the previous edition of the Indian T20 League. The right-handed batter will now enter the auction and has all it takes to trigger the bidding war. 

4. Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes might as well enter the auction and eventually trigger the bidding war in the upcoming mini-auction. As things stand, the Chennai franchise are highly likely to rope in the player, given that they are in the hunt to find the perfect replacement for MS Dhoni. 

3. James Neesham

The New Zealand allrounder is all set to take the auction stage by storm as he is one of the best allrounders when it comes to the shortest format of the game. With allrounders at high stakes in the tournament, franchises might fight among themselves to rope in James Neesham.

2. Sam Curran

Sam Curran had a phenomenal outing in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 and eventually, England ended up as the champions of the showpiece event. With 13 wickets, Curran ended up as the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Curran could eventually end up attracting the highest bid. 

1. Cameron Green

Cameron Green might get his first Indian T20 League contract in the upcoming mini-auction and in style, as his prowess could trigger a bidding war amongst all teams, given that the player has the ability to go all out on his given day.