It’s not uncommon for cricketers to play for multiple IPL franchises. The franchise owners retain only the very best cricketers and only a handful of players able to maintain a level of consistency to ensure their retention. Hence, a majority of players find themselves in the auction pool, open for any teams to secure their services.
Over the years, plenty of players have managed to feature for multiple IPL franchises. For some cricketers, the fortunes have massively turned around by switching teams; however, again, the lack of consistency triggered moving franchises from one to another. Also, in search of better utilization of their skills and more opportunities, some players tend to seek changes.
We take a look at five cricketers who played for the most number of franchises:
Yuvraj Singh – 6
Yuvraj Singh is the highest-earning player in a single IPL auction when Delhi Daredevils shelled out an enormous INR 16 crores in 2015. While Yuvraj Singh’s international career was an illustrious one, he endured a modest IPL tenure in 11 years. He averaged only 24.78 with 13 fifties in 132 matches.
The 38-year old plied his trade for six franchises, beginning from Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Mumbai Indians till 2019. Yuvraj was part of Sunrisers’ campaign when they lifted the trophy in 2016 while his most successful was the 2014 season when he mustered 376 runs in 14 games.