The mini-auction for IPL 2023 is going to take place on December 23 in Kochi. With more than 400 players shortlisted for the event, it will be interesting to see the players who can actually get into a franchise. Some of the veterans will be going under the hammer for this auction. Let’s have a look at the 5 oldest players of this event.
Top 5 oldest players who’ll feature in IPL 2023 auction
1. Amit Mishra (40 years)
The oldest of the lot is Amit Mishra, who is the third-highest leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League and franchises would love to have him. He picked 272 wickets at an economy rate of 7.14 in 244 T20 matches. He couldn’t make it to a team in 2022 due to his fitness. His experience and skill can benefit any franchise he goes in.
2. Mohammad Nabi (37 years)
The Afghanistani player got to be a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders but wasn’t included in the Playing XI. In the 104 T20Is he played, he piled up 1686 runs at a strike rate of 140.03. He scalped 84 wickets at an economy rate of 7.31. He has the ability to create a good impact and if he works on his fitness properly, there’s no specific reason for the franchises to ignore him.
3,. David Wiese (37 years)
The South African-born cricketer plays for Namibia in International cricket. He was in his best form in T20 World Cup 2021 edition but unfortunately couldn’t get in any team. He previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and got featured in 15 games in the tournament. In 2015, he mustered 122 runs and picked 14 wickets. He will be a good addition to any franchise he goes to.
4. Sikandar Raza (36 years)
Sikandar Raza has given his best in cricket this year. He’ll be in great demand in this year’s auction. He played a total of 66 T20Is for Zimbabwe mustering 1259 runs at a strike rate of 128.86. He scalped a total of 38 wickets in T20I at an economy of 7.18 and can prove to be useful for any franchise.
5. Christiaan Jonker (36 years)
The South African veteran made his T20I debut against India in 2018 but got dropped only after playing a few matches. In domestic cricket, he has been doing pretty well. He mustered a total of 2333 runs in 121 T20 games. He has a strike rate of 130.11 and can be useful to a lot of franchises. His bowling skills can also contribute a lot to any team. If his current form is improved he can be an asset for any team.
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