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IPL 2023 – One player from each team who may be traded in the upcoming trading window

The IPL fever has returned, and the talk of the trading window has already begun in the cricketing circuit. Almost all of the franchises’ talent scouts are currently active and on the lookout for potential replacements in their squad.

The trading window does not receive the attention it deserves. Of course, auctions play a significant role in team formation. However, it is the trading window that can help you find talent that is a perfect fit for your squad. For example, the Delhi Capitals traded Harshal Patel to Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the pacer is now the pace attack leader for RCB. As a result, it is essential in the formation of a perfect team.

It also assists teams in releasing funds. With the auction approach, teams frequently offload talent they no longer require, and the trading window enters the picture. If a team believes that a player can be purchased by another team in the auction, they immediately enter the trading window and bring the player on board. The players are also confident about playing in the IPL. Something that the auction cannot ensure.

Let’s take a look at one player from each team, who may be traded or released during the upcoming trading window.

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Number 1. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)

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The Chennai Super Kings – Ravindra Jadeja cold war seems to have convinced both parties that a departure away from the club is the best way forward. The biggest gain for CSK is that by releasing Jadeja or trading him, they stand to gain a massive 16 Crores. This money can be utilized to go after a player like Ben Stokes, who the team has been scouting for some time now.

Despite the fact that the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium isn’t ideal for speed, a player like Stokes can adapt to any situation and win games. With MS Dhoni nearing the end of his IPL career, Chennai can acquire a future leader in Stokes. He knows what needs to be done, so Chennai may look for him in the auction.

Nonetheless, Jadeja will be remembered as a Chennai franchise legend. Despite a below-par season in 2022, Jadeja has scored over 2500 runs and taken 132 wickets in IPL history. If he does leave, Jadeja will be an asset to any IPL team.

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Number 2. Tymal Mills (Mumbai Indians)

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Tymal Mills’ time at Mumbai Indians may be coming to an end, with Jofra Archer set to join the five-time champions in the upcoming season. He only appeared in five matches for Mumbai last season, but he took six wickets. His IPL economy of 9.85 is also nothing to write home about. As a result, the England international appears to be on the verge of a move.

He was purchased for 1.5 crores, but more than that, Mumbai hopes to trade him for another foreign player. As a result, Mills may be allowed to leave during the trading window if Mumbai does not require his services.

However, Jofra Archer’s fitness will be crucial. If the English pacer fails to impress, Tymal Mills, a death-over specialist, could replace him.

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Number 3. Romario Shepherd (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad paid a whopping 7.75 crores to sign West Indies allrounder Romario Shepherd for the 2022 season. He only played three games this season and failed miserably. The Sunrisers are known for their support of their players, but they will also want to save some money for the auction, and Shepherd could be on the list of players they want to get rid of.

As a result, if a proposal comes in, the Hyderabad management will not be afraid to say no. Paying Shepherd a large sum of money to simply warm the bench seems like a bad idea, especially since Kane Williamson, Nicolas Pooran, and Aiden Markram have already secured their places in the starting XI.

The 27-year-old only scored 58 runs in three matches and had an economy rate of 10.89 with the ball. His bat strike rate, on the other hand, is a significant plus. Teams can thus pursue him in the trade window and try to bring him on board for a lower price.

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Number 4. Sherfane Rutherford (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

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Sherfane Rutherford has failed to capitalize on his opportunities in the IPL thus far. He was brought in as a replacement for Glenn Maxwell, but he only scored 33 runs in three matches for RCB last season. His power-hitting ability was nowhere to be found, allowing the franchise to let go of the Caribbean allrounder.

Suyash Prabhudessai, 24, could be his ideal replacement. He has an excellent domestic record and is an excellent fielder. As a result, RCB should not be afraid to trade Rutherford if any other team comes calling during the trading window.

The franchise paid one crore for Rutherford, and with the T20 World Cup approaching, they can look for other exciting talents for the same price.

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Number 5. Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders)

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Varun Chakravarthy was one of four players retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the IPL 2022 season. Chakravarthy was expected to make amends for an underwhelming T20 World Cup performance in 2021, but instead of returning to form, he struggled.

Last season, the 31-year-old only took six wickets at an economy of 8.51 in 11 matches. Last season, his mystery spin lacked deception, and he didn’t appear agile on the field. Knight Riders, who have a history of supporting their spinners, may decide to release him and save eight crore rupees.

Varun could be of interest to a number of teams. He has the potential to redeem himself in the same way that Kuldeep Yadav did with the Delhi Capitals. He needs a change, and the upcoming trading window could be the solution to all of his and the Knight Riders’ problems. The move benefits both parties.

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Number 6. Chetan Sakariya (Delhi Capitals)

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The Delhi Capitals don’t really need Chetan Sakariya in the mix with so many left-arm seamers already on the team. In the 2022 Indian Premier League, he appeared in three matches and took three wickets. His economy of 8.10, on the other hand, has room to improve.

More than his bowling, the 24-year-old may be released for disciplinary reasons. Sakariya, despite playing for the Delhi Capitals, was seen waving the Rajasthan Royals flag on the night of the finals. It now depends on how the management views the incident and whether or not he will be penalized.

Sakariya, as a young bowler, needs more opportunities. Sakariya was fantastic for Rajasthan previously and deserved more playing time, but he never looked convincing under Rishabh Pant. By selling him during the trading window, the Delhi Capitals can save 4.2 crores. He can be replaced in the squad by Khaleel Ahmed or Mustafizur Rahman.

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Number 7. Shahrukh Khan (Punjab Kings)

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Shahrukh Khan’s numbers, once regarded as an IPL beast in the making, have failed to live up to the hype. He never had the breakout season that was widely anticipated from the start. The franchise paid nine crores for Shahrukh but he has failed to deliver, which is why the team may be looking to offload the Indian uncapped player.

With Jitesh Sharma performing well in the middle, Punjab may decide to save money and invest in other players in the auction. Every season, the team chops and changes a lot, and he (Shahrukh) could very well get the green light to join another team through the trading window.

In eight IPL 2022 matches, the 27-year-old scored 117 runs at a strike rate of 108.33. A team looking for a spin allrounder with a reputation for biffing the ball well should consider him.

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Number 8. Daryl Mitchell (Rajasthan Royals)

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In terms of his future in the franchise, Daryl Mitchell’s role in the Rajasthan squad appears cluttered. Because the team is full of batters, he rarely gets to wear the pink and blue. In the previous IPL, the Kiwi played only two matches and scored 33 runs. Despite the fact that he could be a useful bowling option, captain Sanju Samson was hesitant to try him.

The 31-year-old was purchased near the end of the auction for his starting price of 75 lakhs. The Royals had barely signed enough foreigners by that point, so it was more of a desperate buy to fill the void. It’s unclear whether he was part of Rajasthan’s original plan or not.

Rajasthan is likely to release him during the upcoming trading window. With the T20 World Cup just around the corner, there will be a lot of players on display, so the Royals will almost certainly look to offload a foreign player and replace him with another promising talent.

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Number 9. Manish Pandey (Lucknow Super Giants)

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Even though Gautam Gambhir, the Lucknow Super Giants’ team mentor, is a big fan of Manish Pandey, the Bangalore-based cricketer is unlikely to play for the team this season. Again, it has a lot to do with his form, as Manish scored only 88 runs in six matches, and the last edition was his worst in 14 years.

With Deepak Hooda in such good form, the franchise is unlikely to invest in him any further. Hooda has the ability to bat anywhere in the middle order and scored 451 runs in 15 matches last season. Hooda was also called up to the Indian squad and will play in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia as a result of his impactful knocks.

Trading Manish Pandey will save the Lucknow-based franchise a lot of money. They bought him in the auction for 4.8 crores, and with that money saved, they can look for players who can add more value to the squad.

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Number 10. Vijay Shankar (Gujarat Titans)

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Vijay Shankar’s place in the Gujarat Titans squad was never justified, as the allrounder scored only 19 runs in four matches. He put up average numbers with the bat but lacked intensity in the middle, which was a problem for a champion team like Gujarat.

He was promoted up the ranks and given numerous opportunities, but he failed to capitalize. He was not trusted with the ball and couldn’t do anything special to gain management’s support. Vijay Shankar’s career strike rate in the IPL is 122.04, which does not do justice to his batting prowess. As a result, the defending champions will hope to trade him and save 1.4 crores for the auction.

Young Sai Sudharsan could be the ideal replacement for Vijay Shankar, dubbed “the batter,” in the squad. The 20-year-old has shown a lot of promise, scoring 145 runs in five matches in the previous IPL. In the middle order, he has the potential to be Gujarat’s future.