1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Captain Chennai Super Kings

Dhoni is the oldest active player of the league. He has crossed the age of 40 years. He had also hinted at retirement during a match last season. Last season, Dhoni himself gave up the captaincy and made Jadeja the captain. However, due to controversy and poor performance of the team, Dhoni had to take charge of the team again.

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Dhoni’s strike rate has been less than 130 in the last three seasons. He has scored 200 runs in 2020 at a strike rate of 116.27, 114 runs in 2021 at a strike rate of 106.54 and 232 runs in 2022 at a strike rate of 123.40.

2. Amit Mishra, Leg-Spinner, Lucknow Supergiants

Amit has also crossed the age of 40. The total number of wickets has been falling continuously for the last four seasons. Last season, Mishra could only take a total of 6 wickets in four matches.

After 2016, his wickets have reduced season by season. His strike rate is also decreasing for the last three seasons. He is bowling with an economy of 7+.

3. Faf du Plessis, Captain, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Faf du Plessis’s strike rate has been falling for the last three seasons, though runs are coming from his bat. Plessis scored 449 runs in 2020 at a strike rate of 140.75. After that, he scored 633 runs in 2021 at a strike rate of 138.20 and 468 runs in 2022 at a strike rate of 127.52.

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The South African batsman has crossed the age of 38, such a franchise will have to find a new captain soon. Virat had given up the captaincy of the team last year and Faf became the captain. Last season the team had lost Qualifier-2.

4. Wriddhiman Saha, Wicket-keeper Batter, Gujarat Titans

Saha has passed the age of 38. Average and strike rate are mediocre, not able to do anything special behind the wicket. If we look at the statistics of stumpings and catches, Saha has done only 2 stumpings and caught 11 catches in the last season.

Last season, he scored 317 runs with the bat at a strike rate of 122.39 and an average of 31.70. Prior to that in 2021, Saha had scored 131 runs at a strike rate of 93.57. He had only 6 catches to his name.

5. Dinesh Karthik, wicket-keeper batsman, Royal Challengers Bangalore

He has been dropped from Team India after a poor show in the T20I World Cup and is focusing on commentary and analysis these days. Karthik has crossed the age of 38 years. In such a situation, if RCB does not win the title in this season as well, then in such a situation, it can turn to any other wicket-keeper batsman. When this happens, he is finding it difficult to find a new buyer as he is 38+.

By Ritik Sharma

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