Even though T20 cricket is sometimes thought of as a competition for young, energetic players, certain veterans over the years have disproved this notion. The legendary captain MS Dhoni, who was 39 years old at the time, won his fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) championship in 2021. Chris Gayle, who is also 39, produced a scorching century against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 to help Kings XI Punjab defeat them by 15 runs.
For those veterans who have made themselves available for the next IPL auction, the same is true. They have had the most time to prove their mettle, and even in the shortest game format, experience is always helpful.
IPL 2023 | India tour of Bangladesh 2022 | Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips | Cricket Match Prediction Today | Cricket News | Cricket Live Score | Sri Lanka tour of India 2023 | New Zealand tour of India 2023
Let’s have a look at the five Oldest players that will be part of the 2023 IPL Mini-auction:
IPL 2023 Auction: 5 Oldest Players Who Will Be A Part Of The Mini Auction
Christiaan Jonker- 36 years
Christiaan Jonker, an all-around player, was born on September 24 in Rustenburg, South Africa, at the age of 36. The veteran played just a few games before being benched after making his T20I debut against India in 2018. Nevertheless, Jonker has excelled in domestic cricket, amassing 2333 runs in 121 T20 games.
His strike rate of 130.11 in the shortest format might help many clubs in the cash-rich league with their issues. When necessary, the all-arounder may accelerate and act as an anchor. Additionally, his bowling abilities might benefit any IPL squad. Franchises frequently seek out players who can bowl in the middle innings, and Jonker definitely fits that description.
Jonker’s form, though, has been a concern. The all-rounder only managed to score 87 runs and didn’t bowl a single over in his past five T20 innings.