The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the judging point of a player’s potential, talent, and skills, be it Indian or foreigner. IPL has featured several young Indian players, who have gone on to play international cricket. On the other hand, only the best, or the lesser-known overseas players are selected by the franchises for the IPL.
The franchises look at the overseas player’s record in other T20 leagues – such as the BBL, CPL, PSL, Blast, and rest – to decide on buying at the auction and playing in the eleven.
There have also been some players who showed immense potential and promise in T20 leagues, but were major disappointments in the biggest T20 league in the world – the IPL.
5 Players Who Did Well In Other Franchise Leagues But Flopped In IPL:
Aaron Finch is one of the well-renowned and established white-ball batsmen in the world. Finch, who is the current limited-overs captain of Australia, has played over 300 T20 matches and scored a huge amount of runs – 9718 – at an average of 34.58.
However, in the IPL, Finch has fared below his standards. The right-hander has been part of a plethora of teams in the IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Lions.
He was recently dropped by RCB and wasn’t picked at the auction. In 87 matches in the cash-rich league, Finch averages 25.71, but it’s his strike rate of 127.71 which is surprising considering his exploits everywhere else.