Over, the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has grown as a league and has become a brand in itself. The amount and excitement and anticipation that this league brings year after year is something which none of the other league in the world is able to create.
The credit for this much-gained fame and popularity should be given to the players who have made this league a platform to showcase their talent and rise through the ranks to make it to the senior level.
The Indian Premier League in its last 10 years has given world cricket some huge stars, who have made a major impact for the national teams over the years. IPL being the very first franchise cricket league, attracts cricketers from all around the world.
Let’s have a look at the players discovered through the IPL:-
- Shaun Marsh (Australia)
The inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008 belonged to the left-handed batsman Shaun Marsh, who won the orange cap award for scoring 616 runs in 11 IPL matches. Playing for Kings XI Punjab, the first season of the IPL was a turning point Marsh’s cricketing career as the performance gave him recognition back in his country as well.
He Punjab’s batting mainstay and almost single-handedly took the Kings to the semi-final stage. He has only played for the Punjab based franchise in the last 10 years. However, he was unsold in the IPL auction for the 11th season of the IPL.
- Axar Patel (India)
Axar Patel is a perfect example of using the IPL as a platform to showcase your talent to make it to the Indian team.
Axar had a phenomenal 2014 season with the Kings XI Punjab as he managed to pick up 17 wickets in as many matches in his very first season.
This performance earned him the India cap against Bangladesh in June 2014.
Axar has been unable to book a place for himself in the Indian team but is a regular on the bench of the national side.
- Ravindra Jadeja
Shane Warne very rightly said during the first season that Ravindra Jadeja is a rock-star in the making and he certainly proved the legends right but achieving such enormous heights on International circuit.
Jadeja’s consistency with the ball and his handy hits with the bat lower down the order earned him a call for the national and very quickly rose through the ranks.
He was once ranked the number Test bowler and was also instrumental in helping India win the 2013 Champions Trophy.
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is the rising star of Indian cricket. The leg-spinner made a name for himself while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore and picked over 20 wickets in the 2015 and 2016 season of the league.
Chahal has played 56 matches for the franchise and has picked up 70 wickets which is quite impressive being a leg spinner.
Chahal has always had the backing of captain Virat Kohli playing for RCB and now the same can be seen when the Haryana boy has made it to the national side.
- Kuldeep Yadav
Having played just two seasons of the Indian Premier League, Kuldeep Yadav has made a major impact on Indian cricket.
The Chinaman is now a regular in the limited overs format and even has a hat-trick to his name against Australia.
Yadav just 23 years old plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders and has played 15 matches for the franchise picking up 18 wickets.
In addition, the spinner has also played 19 ODI’s for India and has picked up 23 wickets in a very young career.
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