Over the years, several Indian and overseas players have graced the IPL, taking the competition to the next level. Quality overseas players have often accelerated the development of many a raw Indian talent by training and playing together.
The likes of Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Hussey have had a massive impact in the IPL. But there have also been a few foreigners who struggled to live up to the expectations and faded away after one glorious campaign.
On that note, let's take a look at three such overseas players who are remembered largely for their performances in a solitary IPL season.
#1 Cameron White (IPL 2011)
Cameron White, a former top-order Australian batsman, was one of the lone bright spots for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers in the 2012 edition of the IPL.
White scored 479 runs in 13 matches at an impressive average of 43.54 and a fine strike rate of 149.68 that campaign.
However, he couldn't replicate the same form in the 2013 IPL season, scoring only 209 runs in 13 matches. Since then, he hasn't been a part of any franchise in the IPL.
#2 Dirk Nannes (IPL 2009)
Dirk Nannes, a lanky left-arm fast bowler, made a name for himself in the second season of the IPL in 2009 .
Playing for Delhi Daredevils (now called Delhi Capitals), Nannes scalped 12 wickets in eight matches at an economy rate of 6.67. He was one of the finds of that season, and his deliveries outside the off-stump were often unplayable. He was also preferred to Glenn McGrath in the Daredevils' playing XI.
Though he went on to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in subsequent editions of the IPL, he failed to replicate the consistency in line and length he showed in 2009. Since then, no IPL team has availed the services of Dirk Nannes.
#3 Hashim Amla (IPL 2017)
Hashim Amla is one of the most underrated players to have played in the IPL.
Coming in as a replacement for Shaun Marsh in the 2017 edition of the competition, Amla scored 420 runs in ten matches at a phenomenal average of 60 and a splendid strike rate of 145.83. He scored a fabulous hundred against Mumbai Indians.
Despite his blistering exploits, he went unsold in the 2017 IPL auction and didn't play another match in the competition.