10 IPL players you didn't know have played for India
IPL is considered to be a stepping stone for domestic Indian players to get into the Indian side. Since its inception, IPL has given some big names to Indian cricket.
IPL is a fantastic opportunity for budding cricketers to catch everyone's attention. A cameo of 30 runs or a couple of crucial wickets can make a relatively unknown player an overnight star. Also, this paves way for selection in the national side.
The likes of Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal are the by-products of the IPL. All these players got into Team India after performing consistently in the IPL. However, there are a few players who weren't able to make full use of the opportunity of representing India.
Most of us won't even remember them being in the national side. Here are 10 such Indian players in IPL 2019 you might not know have played for India.
#10 Dhawal Kulkarni
Rajasthan Royals has struggled in this year's IPL and one of the major reasons for their lacklustre performance has been the team's bowling. Dhawal Kulkarni is a senior member of that bowling unit.
Even though he hasn't set the stage on fire this season, Kulkarni has been effective in his long IPL career. The Mumbai lad has played ODI cricket for team India in the past too. He has played 12 ODIs and has 19 wickets to his name.
#9 Gurkeerat Mann
Gurkeerat Mann came into limelight after some strong performances for Kings XI Punjab. He then performed consistently for India and was selected in the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia in 2016. Unfortunately, he could not do much in the three games he played scoring just 13 runs before getting dropped from the side. He is currently a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.