New Delhi: The countdown to the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) has begun. All 10 teams have released their list of retained players, with many players named for the auction, but fans have also suffered a major setback. That's that this time the tournament won't include some big stars.
West Indies stormy batsman Chris Gayle has also not yet given his name for auction. Apart from Gayle, Australia's Mitchell Starc, England's Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Joe Root and Chris Woakes have also not made their names in the auction, according to the report. In such a situation, these players may miss IPL 2022. Apart from these players who will not be seen in the IPL this time, the most legendary player is AB de Villiers. De Villiers had announced his retirement from all formats of cricket just before the IPL. However, he had said that he would be associated with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in one way or the other.
Chris Gayle has been the biggest name of each IPL, he has played for many teams. But as his form is no longer good because of ageing, his future in the fitness cycle seems difficult for IPL. Meanwhile, some England players have decided to distance themselves from IPL after the recent Ashes setback. England is returning home after losing 4-0 in the Ashes, after which they have been heavily criticised. Many players will no longer participate in IPL and hone their talent in the domestic leagues.