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IPL History: 10 international stars who played only one match in their IPL career

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Mashrafe Mortaza and Andre Nel could only play one match in their IPL careers (Image Courtesy - IPLT20.com/BCCI)
Mashrafe Mortaza and Andre Nel could only play one match in their IPL careers (Image Courtesy - IPLT20.com/BCCI)

The Indian Premier League is undoubtedly the biggest T20 league in world cricket and it is the dream of every cricketer to play in the IPL once. The nature of this league has transformed some unknown faces into overnight heroes while it has also shown the door to the legends of the game.

It is not guaranteed that this league will embrace you if you have achieved enormous success at the international level or while playing in other T20 leagues.

A lot of stars have failed to make it big in the IPL and thus, in this countdown we will present to you the 10 international stars who could only play one IPL match in their entire career.

(Honorable mention - Mohammad Ashraful)


#1 Abdur Razzak

Bangladesh v South Africa: Group B - 2011 ICC World Cup
Bangladesh v South Africa: Group B - 2011 ICC World Cup

Bangladeshi left-arm spinner, Abdur Razzak who played 154 ODIs, 13 Tests and 34 T20is for his nation in his career could unfortunately feature in only one IPL game in his IPL career.

He represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their away encounter versus Rajasthan Royals. The Challengers won the toss and elected to field first hence, inviting Rajasthan to bat first.

The home team's openers put on a solid opening stand of 109 runs before Anil Kumble sent Swapnil Asnodkar back. Shane Watson joined the well set Graeme Smith as the Aussie-Protea combo took RR's total to 197/1 in 20 overs.

Also Read - IPL: Bangladesh Players who were once part of IPL

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Razzak was only given 2 overs to bowl in that game but the spinner failed to impress his skipper as he conceded 29 runs at an economy rate of 14.50.

With the bat, Razzak remained not out on 0 at the end of the innings. RCB had lost that match by 65 runs and Razzak was never again considered worthy of being included in the playing XI of the Bangalore side.

Since then, Razzak has never featured in the IPL.

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