IPL 2022: Veteran players who will be absent this time

The action begins with a blockbuster clash between the defending champions CSK and two-time former champions KKR at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

In this new beginning, a few IPL legends will not be a part of the world's most popular cricket league for different reasons. They have definitely left behind a great legacy

Here highlights five such IPL veterans, who were almost synonymous with the league and gave fans a lot to cheer about over the last 14 editions

source : TOI

Chris Gayle

Universe Boss' Chris Gayle is widely regarded as one of the best T20 cricketers ever. he has smashed a record 357 sixes in 141 IPL innings - by far the most by a batter in the league.

AB de Villiers

A destructive batter, known for destroying the opponent's bowling attack with an array of attacking shots and is one of only six players to have amassed more than 5000 runs in the IPL

Suresh Raina

Mr IPL Suresh Raina is without a team for the first time since the league began. 4th on the all-time list of highest run-getters in the league with 5528 runs at 32.51 average

Harbhajan SIngh

One of the most successful bowlers in the IPL, Harbhajan in fact has been part of four IPL title winning teams (three titles with the Mumbai Indians & one with Chennai Super Kings)

Amit Mishra

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra is one of the IPL veterans who went 'unsold' in this year's mega auction. Still the third highest wicket-taker in the league with 166 wickets in 154 games