IPL: 5 famous players you didn't know once played in the IPL
The success of IPL solely depends on the players and the quality of cricket they offer. Over the years several stars of the International cricket have graced this cash-rich league, which has entered into its second decade this season. While some players have been responsible for taking the IPL brand to a whole new level, some failed to live up to their potential.
These five famous International cricketers once played in the IPL but failed to make a mark in the league. Let us now look five players whose had short and forgettable IPL stints in spite of their terrific International records.
The former English all-rounder has represented the Three Lions in 68 Tests, 197 ODIs, and 36 T20Is. He led England to their first ever ICC title in 2010, when the English thrashed their arch-rivals, Australia in the finals of the ICC World T20 in the Caribbean. The Delhi Daredevils bought Paul Collingwood for $ 275,000 at the 2009 auctions, in what was his first ever IPL stint. Unfortunately, he did not have a memorable season with the Gautam Gambhir-led side.
In the eight matches he played in the third season, he managed to score 203 runs at a strike-rate of 130.12 with his highest score being 75* and also took five wickets at an economy of 6.80. He was released by the Daredevils prior to the 2011 auctions, where he was bought by the inaugural champions, Rajasthan Royals for $ 250,000. But he did not get an opportunity to represent the Royals in the two seasons he stayed with the Jaipur-based franchise (2011 and 2012). The 2012 edition was his last stint in the cash-rich league.