The IPL franchises have always given opportunities to overseas players who aren’t part of the national team yet but have been performing really well in the domestic arena. Some of the legends of the game have always been part of the IPL after retirement from international cricket as well as while playing in only one format for their country.
Legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid will feel lucky that they represented the Indian team in at least one T20 international which has been missed by most of the legends from their era. Here are five overseas players who have never played a T20i but played in the IPL.
5 Overseas Players Who Have Never Played A T20I But Played In The IPL:
Hardus Viljoen has played one test match for South Africa and has never played an ODI international or a T20 game yet. He has been on the radar among the selectors and the right arm fast bowler might soon wear the national colours.
He is currently in as a net bowler in the Chennai Super Kings team and will be hoping to find a contract after missing out in the IPL auction.
Viljoen was part of the Kings XI Punjab squad in the 2019 and 2020 IPL and has overall played 6 games in the IPL so far picking up 7 wickets. He is a wicket-taking bowler and tends to be on the expensive side most of the time. He has played for various franchises around the world and he can hit the long ball down the order as well.