IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League (IPL) and other franchise tournaments are currently taking over the cricketing calendar. The ILT20 features some players who are already on the IPL squads.
Some of the best ILT20 players, like Rovman Powell, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Naveen-ul-Haq, will be on display later this year when the IPL 2023 season starts.
However, a few players who had been consistently performing in ILT20 up to this point were not available during the IPL auction for a variety of reasons.
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IPL 2023: Here are 3 ILT20 Superstars Who Were not Part of the IPL 2023 Auction
1. Kieron Pollard
The former Kieron Pollard of the Mumbai Indians is having a fantastic ILT20 season for MI Emirates. With 275 runs from six games and an average of 91.66, he is the second-highest run-scorer. He has also made significant contributions with the ball and on the field.
However, Pollard won’t be a member of MI’s IPL 2023 playing team. He had a dreadful season, scoring just 144 runs in 11 games with an average of 14.4 and a strike rate of 107.46, and by the end of the 2022 season, he had lost his spot in the starting lineup. Since then, the five-time champions have hired the West Indian as their batting coach.
2. Alex Hales
Alex Hales is the only player to have scored more runs in ILT20 than Kieron Pollard. The batter for the Desert Vipers has scored a massive 434 runs in seven games, averaging 86.8 runs per game with one century and one score of 99.
Hales last played in the IPL during the 2018 season, when he appeared in six games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Englishman played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in 2022, however, he withdrew due to bubble fatigue.
He, like Pat Cummins and Sam Billings, resigned from the IPL 2023 season citing international commitments even though it was presumed that KKR intended to keep him.
3. Robin Uthappa
Three single-digit scores in his last four innings show a small decline in Robin Uthappa’s ILT20 performances. But the Indian batsman made a big impression right on, scoring 43 and 79 runs in his first two games for the Dubai Capitals.
After playing for the Chennai Super Kings, Uthappa declared his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket in September 2022. In IPL 2022, he scored 230 runs for the Men in Yellow, who ended a pitiful eighth in the points standings, at an average of 20.91 and a strike rate of 134.5.
It was simple to understand why Robin Uthappa decided to leave the IPL at the age of 37, despite the fact that he still appears to have some gas in the tank.