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5 wicket-keepers who were not purchased at the mini-auction and are eligible for inclusion in the Indian Premier League 2023 as replacements

Tom Banton

At the IPL 2023 auction, it came as a bit of a surprise to learn that nobody purchased Tom Banton. Even though the Englishman has a fantastic track record in the shorter forms, it would seem that the franchises have neglected him due to the fact that his basic price is 2 crore. However, if clubs are in need of a substitute wicket-keeper, they could consider signing him to their roster. Banton has participated in 97 twenty20 innings, scoring a total of 2,166 runs at a strike rate of 142.50. This information is provided for the record.

Mr. Tom Latham

Although Tom Latham has never been a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has represented New Zealand in a number of matches against India and has been quite successful. In addition, Latham has a respectable amount of experience playing on Indian fields. Due to the fact that he boasts a lifetime strike rate of 133.29 in T20 matches, franchises may give serious consideration to acquiring his services if they find themselves in need of a new wicket-keeper for IPL 2023.

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis has been Sri Lanka’s go-to match-winner in Twenty20 International cricket. He has played in 49 Twenty20 Internationals and has a strike rate of approximately 130. He has scored 1,059 runs. In his career playing Twenty20 Internationals, Mendis has amassed ten scores of fifty or more.

The right-handed hitter has recently performed several significant innings for Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League, making him a candidate to join the IPL 2023 as a replacement player.

Mohammed Azharuddeen

Mohammed Azharuddeen is the only Indian wicket-keeper to make the list. He was a very successful player. During the IPL 2021 season, the wicket-keeper batter from Kerala was a member of Royal Challengers Bangalore, although he did not appear in any matches.

As a result of his 137-run knock in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21 match against Mumbai, Azharuddeen was thrust into the public eye. As a Twenty20 player, he has amassed a respectable record, having scored 741 runs with a strike rate of 134.23. In the event that a team in the IPL 2023 requires a substitute Indian wicket-keeper, they are free to go after the player from Kerala.

Chris Benjamin

Even though Chris Benjamin, the wicket-keeper batter for England, has not yet participated in international cricket, he was selected for the final roster of players for the IPL 2023 auction. Benjamin has competed in the Men’s Hundred as well as the Abu Dhabi T10 tournaments. The United Arab Emirates’ International League Twenty20 will shortly have him as a participant.

Benjamin has a strike rate of 146.35 and has driven in 603 runs over the course of 29 innings. If he maintains the amazing run of play he’s been on, he may soon get a contract as a replacement signing in the Indian Premier League.

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