Even though T20 cricket is sometimes thought of as a competition for young and energetic players, certain veterans over the years have disproved this notion. The legendary captain MS Dhoni, who was 39 years old at the time, won his fourth Indian T20 League championship in 2021. Chris Gayle, who is also 39, produced a scorching century against Hyderabad in 2018 to help Punjab defeat them by 15 runs.
For those veterans, who have made themselves available for the next season’s auction, the same is true. They have had the most time to prove their mettle, and even in the shortest game format, experience is always helpful. Let’s have a look at the five Oldest players that will be part of the 2023 Mini-auction:
5 Christiaan Jonker- 36 years
Christiaan Jonker played just a few games before being benched after making his T20I debut against India in 2018. Nevertheless, Jonker has excelled in domestic cricket, amassing 2333 runs in 121 T20 games.
His strike rate of 130.11 in the shortest format might help many clubs in the cash-rich league with their issues. The all-rounder can play the role of an anchor and accelerate whenever there’s a need. Plus, his bowling skills can be an asset for any team in the cash-rich league.