Top 4 Foreign players who never played in IPL

It is almost over a decade when IPL tournament was inaugurated in 2008. Since then it has maintained to be in limelight with glamour, controversies and cash flows. IPL is the worlds richest tournament with a unique concept of auctioning the players. IPL auctions are full of excitement and fun. IPL is starting today 19 September 2020, the countdown has already begun.

IPL event has somehow managed to attract all the players from overseas to locals. From Tendulkar, dhoni, Kohli to Shane Wattson, Chris Lynn, all of them performed in this mega event. But still, some valuable players didn’t get attracted by this cash-rich tournament while some players remained unsold in the auction. So we are presenting you with four international players who never played in IPL.

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

A cricketer, who does not need any introduction. He was one of the aggressive players of his times. A former captain of the Caribbean league took retirement in 2007 and tried his comeback by taking part in several IPL auctions. But sadly, no franchise ever bid on the big man.

In IPL huge money is invested by franchises so no one wants to take the risk by bidding on a player who hasn’t been a part of any top-level tournament in past few years. Might be it was the age, but after that Lara never showed interest in the auctions and this mega tournament lost the opportunity.

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim

He is one of the best cricketer, a finisher and renowned captain from Bangladesh. He has played in Pakistan and Bangladesh T20 leagues, but still could not earn a spot in IPL auction. The wicket-keeper tried getting bid in many seasons but failed, unfortunately.

During the last auction, he said in an interview “To be honest, I didn’t want to send my name at first because I thought no one is going to pick me. So there was no point in keeping my name there.”

According to the rules, a maximum of 4 overseas players is allowed in playing eleven and apart from this only limited slots are available for foreign players. So, this is one of the major reasons for IPL franchises not bidding for such big names. Whatsoever the reason may be if such talented players are not being valued, this is a two-way loss for the players and the tournament.

Kevin O’ Brien

Kevin O’ Brien

An Irish all-rounder cricketer was the reason when England was defeated by Ireland in 2011 World Cup at M Chinnaswamy stadium. He was leading the team and scored an amazing hundred at that time.

Despite many victories, no one ever showed interest in this super-talented player. He appeared in several IPL auction events from 2009 to 2013 but failed to fill any of the available slots. It is surprising how such players with big-hitting proficiency are not bought by any of the franchises.

Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad is one of the fast bowler and the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket for England. He is best known for Tests matches with a bowling average of 22 in T20I for England. He has been a skipper for the English team.

He was taken by KXIP in IPL 2011 auction for USD 400,000 but due to his injury, he could not play further. The same happened in 2012 unfortunately. So KXIP released him and since then he has never played in IPL. It’s a huge loss for franchises to lose such a valuable asset.