The Indian Premier League (IPL) has proved as a blessing and has received admirations for plenty of nations for several reasons. Having begun in 2008, the tournament has established as the baby steps for some of the top-notch Indian cricketers today.
Several Indian cricketers have broken into the national team post a productive time with the franchises. The competition gives them a taste of how unforgiving international cricket could be at times. Hence, a few of them enjoyed successful stints that enabled them to book their spot in the Indian team.
We take a look at five Indian cricketers who solidified their spot after superlative IPL stints:
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is a crafty operator, especially in Test cricket. At present, he is India’s first-choice spinner in the longest format. Ashwin received his debut for the national team on the back of his imperious performances for the Chennai Super Kings.
The 33-year old was pivotal to CSK’s title triumph in 2010 and 2011.
In 2010, Ravichandran Ashwin snapped 13 wickets in 12 games at an economy rate of 6.10. He followed up with 20 scalps in the subsequent season at 19.40 and an economy rate of 6.16. The same year, the finger spinner made his Test debut and took a six-wicket haul. In 71 Tests so far, Ashwin has claimed 365 victims at 25.43.