A decade of has seen many cricketers turning a new leaf in their career. They went from IPL fame to international success. There are also many players who have turned around their international careers after impressive performances in IPL. Cricwizz looks at the players who have done exceedingly well in an IPL season to get a berth in the national squad and achieve success in international cricket.
Bumrah received his IPL contract in 2013 from Mumbai Indians even before he has played a single First-Class Match. Bumrah made his IPL debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013 IPL. He took 3/32 in that match, including the prize wicket of Virat Kohli. He went on to become the strike bowler for Mumbai Indians. A good show in First-Class Cricket saw Bumrah getting his India’s cap in 2016 Down Under against Australia. And now, Bumrah is the No 1 ODI bowler.
The all-rounder made his IPL debut in 2008 for Rajasthan Royals and was part of the winning XI that defeated CSK in the final. He scored 135 runs @ 131.06 in 14 matches in 2008 IPL. In the next edition, he scored 295 runs and took 6 wickets for Royals. He came into reckoning with his super performances in IPL and soon made his international debut. He was retained by CSK for 2018 IPL. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a quality limited-overs cricketer, and one of the best spinners and all-rounders in Test cricket.
Like Bumrah, Pandya too made his presence felt as a promising and talented all-rounder with Mumbai Indians in IPL. Sachin Tendulkar had even predicted that Pandya will go on to play for India within a year. And he soon made his India’s debut, taking the world by storm with his big hitting and pace bowling. His top-class fielding is an added bonus. Now, Pandya is filling in the requirements of a top-class all-rounder for India in all formats. Thanks to his stint with MI, Pandya got an early exposure and presence and gave a quick reminder to selectors to choose him for India’s squad.
The Australian all-rounder had made his debut in early 2000s, but his inconsistency saw him being ousted from national selection. The 2008 IPL turned around the career for Shane Watson. He scored 472 runs and took 17 wickets for Rajasthan Royals to help the team win the inaugural IPL 2008 title. For his performance, Watson also won man of the series award. His 2008 IPL performance saw him being selected for the national team and he made a permanent place in the Australia across formats.
The Australian cricketer had set the IPL 2008 on fire with a brilliant batting display. He joined KXIP from the fourth match and scored 616 runs @ 68.44 in 11 games in 2018 IPL. He struck 5 fifties and one ton in IPL 2018. He won the orange cap for scoring the most runs in an IPL edition. IPL 2018 ended in May and the next month in June, Marsh made his ODI and T20I debut for Australia. Now, he is an integral member of the Australia squad.
The former Indian cricketer recently retired from all forms of cricket. He had a injury-prone career and he had looked down and out before he made a comeback in IPL for Chennai Super Kings in 2014. He played for them for two seasons in 2014 and 2015. He took 22 wickets in 2015 season for CSK and that was enough for selectors to bring him back in the Indian squad. His presence added experience to the bowling attack as he groomed the younger bowlers. He played for India in the shortest format for couple of years where young legs were competed against him. But he managed to held his head high with impressive performances before retiring on his own terms last year. IPL gave a new life to Nehra. Must read: Cricwizz lists their ‘Dream IPL XI’: Who is in, who is out?
Hooda also came into prominence with a good show in IPL. He made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals, scoring a fifty in just his second game – 54 off 25 balls – against Delhi Daredevils in 2014 IPL. He was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and continued to be an integral member of the squad. SRH re-bought him for 2018 IPL. SRH are banking heavily on Hooda to turn around the season for them in IPL 2018.