IPL History: 5 One-match wonders in the IPL
Indian Premier League has been instrumental in bringing many great talents from the country and across the globe into the limelight. It has given the opportunity to youngsters to not only play with many legends of the game but closely observe and learn from them as well.
Many players have done well in the IPL and have been consistent performers for their franchise. Many have even managed to make their case for the national team and have been successful in making it to the team.
However, there have been many names in the history of the tournament, who did well in a few games only. Played a few match-winning knocks or bowled one or two match-winning spells, but could never do it consistently for their team, and are termed as ‘One Match Wonders’.
In this article, we will have a look at 5 such ‘One Match Wonders’.
#1 Kamran Khan (Rajasthan Royals – 2009 IPL)
This left-arm pace bowler from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh played for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of the IPL. Though he played 5 matches in the season, his best performance was in his 2nd match vs Kolkata Knight Riders. He managed to pick up 3 wickets from his quota of 4 overs while giving away only for 18 runs.
His first victim was Laxmi Ratan Shukla, followed by the wickets of current Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar & former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Kamran’s performance in other matches was nothing spectacular. Though he bowled another very good spell in the next match vs Kings XI Punjab, it all went downhill for him since that match. He also played 3 matches in IPL 2010 & one match in IPL 2011, where he failed to do well for the team & was never seen again in the IPL.
His overall figures stand at 9 wickets in 9 matches despite that one very good spell.