The 15th edition of IPL has already witnessed a couple of players setting the stage on fire with breathtaking performances.
The IPL 2022 mega auction gave most of the teams a different dimension in their batting as well as the bowling department. The cap of a maximum of four retentions had put all the franchises in a tough spot to decide on the players for the present and future perspectives as well.
Few of the players which were not retained or not opted to be retained by their previous franchises were selected to play for the two new entrants of this season, Gujarat Titans (GT) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). As the games of IPL 2022 have progressed, most of the franchises are missing their key player as a pacer, spinner, openers, or all-rounder who did well for them in the past, while their replacements have been ordinary.
One player from the previous IPL season each team failed to replace
1. Delhi Capitals- Avesh Khan
Avesh hogged the limelight after doing well in the U19 World Cup 2016 by taking 12 wickets in six matches and helping the team to reach the finals. On the back of his superlative show, he made his debut for the RCB team in the IPL 2017 season. The cricketer from Madhya Pradesh shifted to Delhi Capitals in 2018 and featured in a total of eight matches until the 2020 season.
It was the 2021 edition, where Avesh Khan finally got the opportunity to showcase his talent after being consistent in the domestic circuit. He finished up with 24 scalps in 14 matches and was one of the key reasons Delhi reached the playoffs for the third time in a row. Avesh also finished second in the list of highest wicket-takers after Harshal Patel.
In the ongoing season, he already has picked up seven wickets in three appearances for LSG, with a match-winning performance of 4/24 in the latest outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Although Delhi has the likes of Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur in their ranks, they are yet to make a mark in the competition.