Top 5 Famous Cricketers, The Indian Premier League is one of the most popular cricketing tournaments in the world. Almost all players look for the opportunity to play in the IPL. However, not everyone gets the chance to play in the cash-rich league. Some great players have never appeared in the IPL, for different reasons. Today we will take a look at 5 cricketing legends who never appeared in the IPL.
James Anderson is a 38 years old cricket player who plays for England international Cricket team. He is a fast bowler in the England international cricket team and held the record of taking 600 wickets in test matches.
He had this record while playing against Pakistan, and he always focused on his test and ODI career and stayed away from the T20 format of cricket. Now he only focused on his test career. That’s the only reason why James Anderson hasn’t appeared in a single IPL tournament.
Stuart Broad is a 34 years old fast bowler who plays for the England International test Cricket team. He is a former captain of the England cricket team of T20 and ODI. Now he only focuses on Test cricket. He once bought to play in IPL for the KXIP for a decent amount of ₹ 1.8 crores in 2011. But unfortunately, he can’t play and withdrew from the tournament due to an injury. Since then, the IPL hasn’t attracted him much. Now he only plays test cricket, and he has retired from the T20 and ODI format.
Tamim Iqbal is one of the talented players in the cricket world. He plays for the Bangladesh International Cricket team and just 31 years old. He is the only player of the Bangladeshi Cricket team who held the record of making a century in all three formats of cricket. Tamim Iqbal signed by Pune Warriors India for consecutive years, 2012 and 2013 but wasn’t able to play even a single match. Tamim Iqbal was dropped from IPL after PWI pulled out from IPL due to a financial crisis with the BCCI. Since then, Tamim Iqbal hasn’t been a part of IPL.
Joe Root is probably the best batsman in the world. He is the captain of the England international test team. He is a third England player who hasn’t played a lot of ODI or T20 cricket. Being a captain of the test team of England, he has to be fit and at his best. He hasn’t played a lot of T20 cricket. But he was not entirely by choice a member of the IPL. Any team didn’t buy him in 2018. In 2019 he wasn’t allowed to join IPL. However, in 2020 he withdrew himself from IPL 2020 to focus on his Test Cricket.