IPL is regarded as the cricket league where superstars are born. This world’s second-costliest sports league is known for being the perfect launchpad for players to showcase their skills and get recognition on the world stage. The Indian premier league’s 16th edition will take place from April 2023.
The recently concluded IPL 2022 saw all teams playing their best possible team combination. This resulted in a few players just warming the bench for the entire season. However, given the impact they can provide, they will always be an asset. Let us look at the top 5 players, who did not get a chance in IPL 2022, but can create an impact in IPL 2023.
In the last few years, Mohammad Nabi has played an integral part in his franchise in the IPL. KKR spend Rs 1 crore in IPL 2022 auction to get this all-rounder on their team. But, to the surprise of everyone, he did not get a single game to play.
Mohammad Nabi has played 88 T20I games, scoring 1539 runs at a strike rate of 142.23. He has also picked 74 wickets. This stat is too good for the franchise to ignore him for long, and we can expect Nabi to create an impact in IPL 2023 if given a chance.
Jason Behrendroff is a tall fast bowler who was added by RCB. However, due to the good performance of Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendroff failed to get a chance in playing X1. He is a very good left-arm pace bowler who can extract good pace and bounce from the wicket.
The RCB team management will be eager to retain him ahead of IPL 2023 auction, and if given a chance, he can prove to be an asset to the franchise.
Lungi Ngidi is another name on this list, who surprisingly did not get a single match. Delhi Capitals picked Lungi Ngidi in the IPL 2022. The South African pace bowler had a good stint with his previous franchise, and everyone expected him to be among the lead bowlers for DC. But, the team management had other ideas, and Lungi Ngidi was seen warming the bench. He can be a valuable asset if given a chance in playing X1 in IPL 2023.
Ishan Porel, the young Indian fast bowler, was brought by Punjab Kings for 25 lakhs. His consistent bowling in the domestic circuit has been the talk of the town. Ishan Porel, in 22 T20, has picked up 30 wickets. But, he was not given a single match to play by the Punjab Kings franchise. Considering his performance in the domestic circuit, Ishan Porel will surely be the player to watch out for if given a chance in IPL 2023.
Yash Dhull, the Under 19 captain of India, was among the players included by Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 mega auction. We expected to see some cricket action from Yash Dhull at the IPL stage. However, his fans were disappointed when the Delhi Capitals franchise did not give him a single game to play in IPL 2022.
Considering his popularity and performance at the junior level, we expect Yash Dhull to be an impactful player if given a chance in the IPL 2023