5 oldest players in IPL 2018
The 5 oldest players in IPL 2018 and an analysis of their performance so far in the tournament.
While T20 cricket is considered a game for younger cricketers, we can't rule out the significance of experienced campaigners in the game's shortest format. IPL has witnessed several cricket stars in their late 30s exhibit their fullest potential in the T20 circuit.
From the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis to the unknown Pravin Tambe, cricketers post-35 have shown their prime T20 form.
Let's check out at how the Old War-Horses have fared so far in IPL 2018.
#5 Yuvraj Singh - 36 years
The man who lit up Indian T20 cricket with his swashbuckling 6 sixes in an over against Stuart Broad in ICC World T20 2007, has been struggling to find his timing and touch in IPL 2018. Having returned to his home franchise Kings XI Punjab, the proven match-winner of the past has failed to impress cricket fans.
With just 64 runs in 7 matches at a disappointing average of 12.80 and a strike rate of 91.42, it is doubtful if he would feature again in playing XI of KXIP.
Yuvraj has managed to hit only 2 sixes in the 7 matches he played so far, his fielding and fitness have added to his woes, forcing captain Ravichandran Ashwin to replace him with Manoj Tiwary.
Regardless of his current form, Yuvraj will always be remembered as one of the all-time greats of Indian cricket.