3. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins opted out of the Indian T20 League 2023, citing a heavy international schedule. He played his last three seasons with the Kolkata team but cut short his 2022 camping due to an injury. He made the difficult decision to miss next years ITL

2. Steve Smith

Australia’s star batter Steve Smith went unsold in the mega auction last season, and now, he has decided to opt-out of the tournamnet altogether. In the quickest format of the game, Smith is no longer regarded as one of the best players.

Right before the teams announced their list of retained players, Mumbai’s star Kieron Pollard announced his retirement from the Indian T20 League. However, to everyone’s relief, he announced that he would take up the position of Mumbai’s batting coach for the upcoming season.

1. Kieron Pollard