On November 15, 2022, all 10 teams released the list of retained and released players for the next edition. Franchises are prepared and set to build their team in the upcoming auction scheduled to take place next month. The Gujarat franchise will begin their next season’s campaign as defending champions. However, they were some players as well who didn’t perform but were still retained by their respective franchises.
The fans were thinking that the players who didn’t perform for their favourite teams would be removed from the team but the franchises disappointed the fans and retained the players despite not performing. Among them, some players who got retained were not deserving for the next season.
These are the five players who were retained by their respective Indian T20 League franchises despite not performing well in the last season.
1. Vijay Shankar (Gujarat)
All-rounder Vijay Shankar had a very disappointing season for the Gujarat franchise last year. However, Gujarat went on to lift the title eventually. He played four matches and was able to score only 19 runs at an average of 4.75.
In the four matches, he was not able to grab a single wicket. So with such bad form and lack of opportunities from the franchise, fans thought that they will see him out from the side but Gujarat surprised their fans and retained him.