5 Indian Players Who Started Their Career from IPL

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a great platform to unearth the Indian talent of cricket. Since its beginning, it has provided productive opportunities to play with and against the best cricket players in the world.

As the teams are made up of various cricket players from all around the world, IPL has given the chance to showcase the best of aptitude and team spirit.

It is the dream of almost every budding player to be a part of the biggest stage of IPL T20 cricket. In the last few years, the performances of IPL players have played a major role in the selection of T20 cricket whether it is international series or a world cup.

There are several Indian players who have started their career from IPL; this read is all about them. Just roll down your screens!

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja got selected in Rajasthan royals in the inaugural IPL season. He was called a rockstar by Shane Warne due to his special talent. Ravindra Jadeja played a pinch hitter’s role in the win of the Rajasthan team with a strike rate of 131 and an average of about 20. A year later, he was then called for ODI and T20I matches against Sri Lanka.

Unfortunately, Jadeja couldn’t make a name in his initial years of international cricket. However, when he joined Chennai super kings, all came in his favor and that was a turning point in his career. He enjoyed the captainship of MS Dhoni to flourish and marked his place on the national team. Jadeja has no doubt become the best all-rounder or all-format player for India.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya

Hardik’s IPL debut was made against RCB in 2015 where he arrived at the fourth game of the season. Against CSK, Hardik hit 3 sixes in an over against Pawan Negi and even completed the run chase.

He then gets the man of the match award. Not a year passed when Hardik made his T20 international debut against Australia. His 402 runs in IPL 2019 was his best mode where he strikes at the rate of 191! Huge, isn’t it?

Even in the Champions Trophy final, Hardik was the only beacon of light in the big loss against Pakistan. He is marvelous to take bowlers any time in the game.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit is the best death bowler in India whose slinging action makes it difficult for the batsman to play. Bumrah made his IPL debut in 2013 against Bangalore where he immediately struck the wicket of Virat Kohli, the RCB skipper.

In 2016 IPL, Bumrah earned his breakthrough where the pacer took 15 wickets at an economy of 7.81. He then made his international debut against Australia. He is the leader of peace attacks and is the number one bowler in ODI.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin IPL

While making his debut in 2009 IPL under MS Dhoni, Ashwin is known for his clever tactic with the ball in hand. A year later, Ashwin received his national call-up. In the 2011 IPL Ashwin took the wicket of Chris Gayle who was in form in two consecutive playoff games.

Since then he has flourished. He took 150 ODI wickets, 52 T20I wickets, and 409 test wickets in international cricket. While in the Indian Premier League, Ravichandran Ashwin took 138 wickets as of now.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul IPL

Rahul is the most talented batsman on the team for sure. He made his IPL debut in 2013 for Bangalore. In IPL 2016 he managed to build a massive 397 runs with a strike rate of 146 and at an average of 44. He has successfully piled up 659 runs in the last IPL and 593 runs this year. He even holds the record to make the fastest 50 in IPL.

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