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5 prominent international players who never played in the IPL

Saurabh Tyagi
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Mahmudullah has been one of the best all-rounders in the game
Mahmudullah has been one of the best all-rounders in the game

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League is just around the corner and the buzz is increasing every day. The 8 teams look all set to battle it out once again for the prestigious trophy.

Some of the teams have made several new additions to their team in order to strengthen their weak areas. This year's auction saw a lot of surprises with many domestic and International players getting sold for big money.

An IPL contract holds a lot of value for any cricketer. Apart from the big bucks that one gets with the contract, it's the opportunity to show your talent at the biggest stage that appeals to many cricketers.

Not only those who are seeking opportunities at the top level, but many prominent International cricketers are also attracted by the richest league in the world. Throughout the ilast 11 editions of the IPL, many Internationals stars and cricketing legends have graced the itournament. However, there are still many prominent international names who are yet to play in the league.

Here is a look at the five major International players who are yet to play in the IPL.

#5 Mahmudullah

Mahmudullah has been one of the most consistent players for Bangladesh in the last decade. He is currently ranked number four in the ICC ranking for best all-rounder in the T20 format. His ability to bat according to the situation and chipping in with crucial wickets at the right time makes him one of the best all-rounders in the world.

For the past three to four years, Mahmudullah has been playing the finisher's role for his national team, but he has the ability to stabilize the innings batting up the order too.

Any IPL side looking for an all-rounder who can bat in any position depending upon the situation of the match would love to have Mahmudullah in their squad. His consistent line and length with the ball allows him to bowl in the powerplay too.

He has a lot of experience at the top level. He has played 76 T20 internationals, scoring 1250 runs. Along with the runs, he has taken 31 wickets at an economy of just 7.25.

Mahmudullah has also played in the Caribbean Premier League for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. He has put his name in the IPL auction list several times in the last 10 years, but no franchise has got him in his side. While it is surprising that an all-rounder like Mahmudullah is yet to play in the IPL, it might not be a surprise if he is picked in the auction next time.

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