Indian T20 League is one of the top leagues in the cricketing world. Every year players come to India to represent their respective franchises. Last year, Gujarat won the title at their maiden attempt. So, all franchises are gearing up for the next edition of the tournament in 2023 as a mini-auction is going to happen.
According to recent reports, the auction is going to happen in Kochi on 23 December 2022. However, the Board have already said that all franchises must submit the list of retained and released players by 15 November. So, all teams are busy making huge decisions on their current available squads. Regarding that, there are several reports that many big players might not get retained by their respective franchises for the next season.
Here are the top five players who are reportedly going to be released ahead of the Indian T20 League 2023
1. Kane Williamson
This Kiwi skipper last year led his Hyderabad franchise in the Indian T20 League. However, he failed to lead them to the top four of the tournament. Hyderabad finished in the eighth position on the table with 12 points from 14 matches. However, Kane Williamson also failed to contribute with the bat.
He only managed to score 216 runs in 13 matches at an average of 19.64. Thus, it was a huge blow for the franchise as such a star player failed to score throughout the whole season. Therefore, reports are suggesting that the franchise might look to release the Kiwi skipper ahead of the upcoming mini-auction.