Top 3 cricketers who will not play IPL 2024 

With the IPL 2024 season on the horizon, teams are gearing up to assemble their squads after the recent mini-auction. However, several seasoned cricketers who were part of the IPL in previous years will be notably absent from the dugouts this time around. InsideSport examines the top 3 cricketers who won’t feature in IPL 2024.

1. Steve Smith:
Steve Smith, a former standout in the IPL, faced an unexpected turn of events as he went unsold in the IPL 2024 auction. Despite amassing 2485 runs in 103 matches throughout his IPL career and playing for various franchises, Smith’s recent dip in T20 form and a base price of Rs 2 crore deterred teams from bidding for the Australian veteran.

2. Shakib Al Hasan:
Unlike Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan deliberately chose not to enter the IPL 2024 auction. The accomplished Bangladeshi all-rounder, with 793 runs and 63 wickets in 71 IPL matches, could have found suitors, but he opted to focus on his national career. Shakib’s decision, stemming from his political commitments, raises questions about his future IPL participation.

3. James Neesham:
New Zealand cricketer James Neesham, known for his utility skills, faced disappointment after going unsold in the IPL 2024 auction. Despite having the ability to contribute with both bat and ball, Neesham’s limited IPL appearances (12 matches) and modest performances led franchises to stay away from bidding for him in Dubai.

As teams prepare to finalize their lineups for IPL 2024, the absence of these experienced players adds an intriguing dimension to the upcoming season.