The IPL is as big as it gets every year for all the cricketers participating be it international or aspiring ones. Not only it has secured the lives of so many cricketers moving forward and a stepping stone to top-level cricket but also a platform for expressing themselves fearlessly. It has come for them as nothing less than a blessing.
However, there do exist some huge names, who have not had the privilege to feature in the extravaganza. Such cricketers have gone unsold multiple times due to their underwhelming credentials in T20 cricket, a lower strike rate or ineffective in white-ball cricket. It might also be that they have not made themselves available for the same, concentrating on red-ball cricket wholly.
We take a look at five famous cricketers who have not had a taste of IPL:
James Anderson became the first fast bowler last week to scale the record of 600 Test wickets, which came in his 156th Test appearance. James Anderson is a classical Test-match bowler, who has dedicated himself to red-ball cricket and vows to don the whites for England till next year. The 38-year old played his final ODI and T20I in 2015 and 2009 respectively.
When speaking of T20Is, the veteran has 18 wickets from 19 games at 30.66 with an economy rate of 7.84. While Anderson’s ability with the red ball remains unquestionable, he might not be as effective with the white one and in batting-friendly Indian wickets. Hence, he has not experienced IPL and is unlikely to moving forward.