5 Players in IPL 2018 who will have played for maximum number of IPL teams
The IPL is less than a month away and fans can't wait for the action to begin.
Teams have tried to build a strong squad by buying players, keeping in mind various factors like the budget, player utility and conditions in which they will play maximum matches.
While a few players will be playing for the same team they played for last year as they were retained by their current teams, most of the players will be playing for new teams after the auction.
This has been a common practice in the IPL over the years. Most of the players have to represent a new team every year.
Thus, they end up playing for a lot of teams. We will look at five such players from this year's IPL, who will be playing for maximum number of IPL teams when they take the field in this season.
#5 Yuvraj Singh
Number of teams - 5
Teams - Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Yuvraj Singh is arguably India's best T20 player of all time.
However, he has never been able to repeat the same performance while playing for various franchises in the IPL.
He started his IPL career playing for Kings XI Punjab in 2008. Even after having three decent seasons with them, he wasn't retained by the franchise in 2011.
After a stellar 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj was bought by the newly formed Pune Warriors India. He played for the franchise in its debut season, but he was unavailable for the entire 2013 season as he was going through a cancer diagnosis.
He made a comeback to the side next year, though unable to create much impact.
In subsequent years Yuvraj was bought by several franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2014, Delhi Daredevils in 2015 and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016.
He was always one of the most highly priced cricketers in the auction. Though Yuvraj contributed to Sunrisers' title victory in 2016, the side did not retain him for this season.
Life came full circle for the Punjab Southpaw as the Kings XI Punjab bought him and he will be playing for the team he once captained.
Kings XI Punjab will be hoping that it is a happy homecoming for one of Punjab's favourite sons.