Indian Premier League has successfully completed 11 years, and I am really excited about this coming season. This season is almost like IPL 2.0 as we completed a decade and we are all ready to kick-start a new season. If we look back the past 10 years we will see it has his fair share of criticism over the years but on the brighter side it has also given young Indian talent a new stage. IPL building and reviving the careers of many players from back 2008, a platform where talent meets opportunity. Just be witty brings you the list of Indian players whose careers benefited from the IPL.
We shortlisted a few Indian players who over the years benefited the most from the IPL. Some of them just showcased their talent, some of them already have and used the opportunity to project themselves and some benefited just by being around. In the list of Indian players whose careers benefited from the IPL, you will see the most of them are bowlers.
Our list of Indian players whose careers benefited from the IPL
1. Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is an attacking leg-spinner who represents India in both ODI format and Twenty20 Internationals. If you look his first-class record it is still not great but now is pretty good limited overs player. He got the opportunity in 2013 and he almost became the first wave wrist spinner to come through.
2. Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey a right-handed middle order batsman who is fighting to cement his place in the Indian side. He is a great talent and IPL helped him to with the limelight, he is first Indian batsman to score hundred in the Indian league. He benefited the most by being around with experienced talented player from around the world
3. Axar Patel
Axar Patel had just played 8 first-class matches before he makes his IPL debut in 2014. Look how quickly he moved from an IPL debut to playing for India. He made an impact in IPL 2014 and IPL-15 and in 2015 he is in the world cup squad.
4. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya, when made his IPL debut, didn’t have a single first-class wicket haven’t bowled in List-A cricket. He was really an unknown commodity and there he burst through in the IPL. Indian Premier League tested Hardik Pandya tempered him and made him ready for the international cricket.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja was a decent domestic cricketer before he made a debut in 2008. Just after IPL debut in 2008, he was in world T-20 squad in 2009.
6. Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is one of Mumbai Indians gifts to Indian cricket. Before he made IPL debut he had played no first-class cricket and no LIST-A cricket just few T20 games. He had just 10 wickets from the 9 games and suddenly he was a talking point. IPL provided him a stage and breakthrough which was needed.
7. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin was a perfect blend of talent meeting opportunity. He was looking for an opportunity like this for long as was already in the domestic circuit for so long.
This is our list of player Indian players whose careers benefited from the IPL. Do you have any other players in your mind? You can make your own list and share it with us in the comment section.