Since its inception, the Indian Premier League has always strived to unearth Indian domestic talent. The cash-rich league has managed to transform the scenario of domestic cricket in India as it has given domestic players the opportunity to express themselves on the bigger stage.
On the contrary, IPL hasn’t been too kind to many domestic stars. Some of them have had to warm the benches for a considerable amount of time. Despite some good performances in the domestic competitions, those players found it difficult to make it to the playing eleven.
The story hasn’t been any different in the IPL 2016 too. Some of the fantastic domestic performers have hardly got a chance (some played only a game) to prove themselves. We have tried to select 5 of them based on their domestic performances.
Here are five such examples:
The talented Baroda all-rounder was the highest wicket taker in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015/16, the domestic T20 tournament. He picked up 17 wickets in the 10 games he played and in the IPL auction he was picked by Rising Pune Supergiants.
However, to everyone’s surprise, the veteran all-rounder has played only a single game in the IPL 2016. To make matters worse, he bowled only a single over in the game he played and conceded only 7 runs.
His team RPSG hasn’t been doing that well this season and they might try someone like Pathan who is an experienced campaigner.