Players Withdraw from IPL 2023: Ahead of IPL 2023, many star players didn’t even register for the IPL 2023 Mega Auction. BCCI decides to host IPL 2023 Mega Auction for the upcoming season right after the inclusion of 2 new IPL teams namely Lucknow Super Giants and Ahmedabad Titans.
The 2-day mega event organized by BCCI have completed successfully between February 12 and 13.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan becomes the most expensive player in IPL 2023 mega auction. Notably, Kishan becomes the second-highest-paid Indian player in the IPL auction history next to former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
Before every IPL season, a few star players decide to opt out of the league for their own reasons. This season will also not witness some of the veteran IPL stars who have decided to not be a part of the cash-rich league.
Check: IPL 2023 Replacement Players List – All New Squads
Players Withdraw from IPL 2023
Players Withdraw from IPL 2023: The 2-day mega event has been successfully completed between February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. All 10 teams picked their required players and formed their IPL 2023 squad.
But ahead of IPL 2023 tournament, some players may opt-out of the tournament owing to various reasons. Such players names and reasons for their decision will be updated here, stay tuned for regular updates!!!
New franchise Gujarat Titans had bought the batter for his base price of Rs 2 crore at the IPL 2023 Mega auction.
REASON: The reason for his unavailability is the extended bio-bubble stay, which would have kept him away from his family, which includes his newborn baby, for more than two months.
Players Who didn’t register for IPL 2023 Mega Auction
Let us have a look at the top 5 players who didn’t even register their name for the IPL 2023 mega auction.
The Universal Boss Chris Gayle decides not to enter into the IPL 2023 Mega Auction. He has many records in IPL and also has an orange cap from the tournament.
In 142 IPL games, he has scored 4965 runs at an average of 39.72. His score of 175 is still the highest individual score in the history of the tournament. He is one of the best hitters of the cricket ball on the planet as he batted with a strike rate of 148.96 in the League.
Universe Boss has hit 357 sixes in the IPL which is the most by any batter in the league. He also holds the record of most centuries scored by any batter with six centuries to his name.
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc has said that he opted out of the IPL auction at the last minute as he did not want to spend another 22 weeks in a bio-bubble.
“I was a click of the button away from entering the auction but personally didn’t want to spend 22 more weeks in a bubble,” said Starc, who won Australia’s men’s cricketer of the year award.
“There’ll be a time where I’d love to go back to the IPL but in terms of wanting to play as much as I can for Australia that’s a decision I’ve done for a while,” he was quoted.
Stokes, who first played in IPL in 2017 and ended up as the Most Valuable Player of the edition, scoring 316 runs and picking 12 wickets in the season for Rising Pune Supergiants.
He was then picked by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2018 auction for INR 12.50 crores. Stokes did well for the franchise in IPL 2019 and had a decent IPL 2020, where he even scored a century as well.
But an injury ended his IPL 2023 early and then he has now decided to opt-out of the IPL 2023 auction after he was not retained by the Rajasthan franchise.
Stokes took a mental health break, missing a huge chunk of cricket in 2023, especially after the death of his father Ged. He returned to action in the Ashes 2023-22, where England was thumped 4-0 and Stokes failed to perform upto the standards he had set for himself.
Stokes wrote that England will benefit from him preparing at his best for the upcoming series against New Zealand and South Africa by playing in the County Championship and hence he decided to opt-out of the IPL 2023 and didn’t enter the IPL mega auction.
“It is why I thought long and hard about whether to go to the IPL or not, and felt that this was not about the money but about where my priorities are. It wouldn’t be fair on any team I signed up for if I wasn’t totally focused on things out there.
I think the Test side will benefit more from me playing a number of County Championship matches this summer and getting myself as best prepared as possible for the challenges of New Zealand and South Africa,” he added.
England all-rounder Sam Curran, who was part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 winning side, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), was released by the team ahead of the Indian Premier League 2023 mega auction and the team decided to retain all -rounder Ravindra Jadeja, captain MS Dhoni, batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, and England all-rounder Moeen Ali.
Curran took to Twitter to reveal the exact reason behind opting out of the mega auction. He stated that he was agreed that he would not enter the IPL 2023 auction and will focus on his rehabilitation. He wrote:
“It was agreed that sadly I should not enter the IPL auction this year and to focus on my rehabilitation. I’m back in the nets and feeling great so hope to be back soon, Wishing everyone all the best for the tournament. I look forward to starting the season with @surreycricket.”
It was agreed that sadly I should not enter the IPL auction this year and to focus on my rehabilitation. I’m back in the nets and feeling great so hope to be back soon, Wishing everyone all the best for the tournament. I look forward to starting the season with @surreycricket
—Sam Curran (@CurranSM) January 22, 2023
Jamieson played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023, which was his maiden season in India’s premium T20 competition. He picked nine wickets from as many matches at an economy rate of 9.61.
New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson revealed the reason after he pulled out from the IPL 2023 mega auction.
Jamieson cited the challenges of staying with the COVID-19 norms and the rigorous schedule of the national team in 2023. Jamieson said he wanted some break to work on his game and also give himself some time.
“Yeah, look, there were a couple of things for me. Firstly, after the last 12 months, it’s had its challenges with MIQs (managed isolation and quarantine) and bubbles and spending a fair amount of time in that sort of set-up. It was important to me, when I look at the schedule coming up over the next 12 months to try and find six weeks or eight weeks where I can spend some time at home,” Jamieson was quoted.
“The second thing for me was, reflecting over the last 12-24 months and understanding that I’m very young in my [international] career and only two years in, that I wanted to have time to work on my game. I guess I didn’t really feel like I was where I wanted to be and if I want to compete for spots in the New Zealand sides moving forward across all three formats, I actually need to spend time working on my game and not just trying to play the whole time. Yeah, for me it was just about time at home and just time to work on my game,” he further added.
“I guess it was [a difficult decision] initially. I sat with it for a fair while, and it was kind of lucky I had a couple of months in bubbles to sit in my room and have a think, but once I’d made the decision, it was a bit of a weight off my shoulder in a way, in terms of just focusing on myself and trying to get better,” Jamieson said.
“I’m still pretty young, I still think I’m young at 27 and I’ve still got a few years ahead, so this is just for this year and looking at what the next 12 months will look like, and hopefully moving forward there will be more opportunities to try and dip my toes into that environment,” he added.