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IPL 2018: 5 international players who had a horrible start to their IPL careers

The franchises spent huge money on these players, can they repay with their performances?

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Top 5 / Top 10 16 Apr 2018, 05:27 IST
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Tom Curran has replaced injured Mitchell Starc in the KKR squad (Image: FB/KKR)
Tom Curran has replaced injured Mitchell Starc in the KKR squad (Image: FB/KKR)

Playing in the cash-rich league is a dream for many international players. One successful season at the IPL and your fortunes can change like how. While massive bidding took place at the auctions for foreign players who had done well in their respective domestic leagues, not many of them have performed up to the mark so far.

From scripting a dream debut in their minds to having a nightmare on the field, these five international players shared the same fate.


#5 Tom Curran

The Englishman was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a replacement for Australian speedster Mitchell Starc. Curran played his first game of the season against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Although Curran took two wickets in the game, he ended up being on the expensive side as he conceded 39 runs in 3 overs. Sam Billings took him apart in the middle overs as CSK chased down 203.

Curran was benched by KKR in the next game as they went back to Mitchell Johnson. While Curran will definitely get a couple of more chances, he would have to make them count if he wants to continue being a part of the IPL.

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