5 biggest finds of the IPL who went on to represent India
- The skills of these unknown players were honed in the IPL as they went on to represent India and have been successful so far.
#4 Manish Pandey
The Karnataka batsman represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first three seasons of the IPL. Pandey became a regular in the RCB squad after he scored a brilliant century against Deccan Chargers and took control of the inning after other batsmen failed.
He played for Pune Warriors India for the following three seasons where he did not enjoy much success. His breakthrough season came in 2014 when he scored 401 runs in 16 innings playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. Pandey scored a brilliant 94 that helped KKR in winning the title for the second time.
After a long wait, Pandey played his first international match against Zimbabwe in 2015. He was later named in the Indian team for the tour of Australia in January 2016. Pandey played an outstanding inning of 104 runs of 81 balls in the last match of the ODI series in Sydney and helped India in preventing a whitewash against the Aussies.
Pandey has been in and out of the Indian limited overs' lineup due to lack of any vulnerable spot.Published 12 Feb 2018, 10:03 IST