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5 Indian cricketers who were picked based on IPL performances but failed

  • Not all players picked on the basis of their IPL performances were a success. Here are five that weren't.
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Modified 02 Mar 2016, 14:05 IST

India's ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni recently admitted that players who represent India cannot solely be picked on the basis of their IPL performances. While he did admit that IPL is a platform to unearth talent, he was wary of using that as the sole yardstick for selecting Test or ODI players to represent India.Also Read: IPL 2016 Teams and full players list True as that might be, India have selected quite a few players and given them their first caps, on the back of solid IPL performances. While some have flourished and cemented their status in the side, others weren't so lucky and fell by the wayside.Here are 5 Indian cricketers, who were picked on the basis of their performances in the IPL but failed to deliver:

#5 Karn Sharma

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A lot was expected from Karn but he didn’t live up to the billing

When Karn Sharma was picked up for Rs 3.75 crore by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 IPL auction, then a record for the highest amount earned by a domestic uncapped player, it wasn't a great gamble. After all, he had picked up 11 wickets in 13 matches in the 2013 season with an incredible economy rate of 6.60.

Karn Sharma continued that impressive with 15 more wickets in the 2014 season. His ability to hit crucial lower-order runs coupled with his impressive leg spin earned him a call-up to the Indian team in 2014. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to replicate his IPL performances on the international stage in his short stint with the Indian team.

His only T20I came against England in Birmingham, where he finished with good figures of 1/28 from his four overs, but his ODI debut didn't go so well. He played only two ODIs both against Sri Lanka in India and bowled 19 overs for 125 runs without picking up a wicket. He was never picked for the Indian limited-overs side again.

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