IPL witnessed many cameos by world- class players like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, and many other batsmen. These players won great tournaments in their international career but could not make it for IPL. IPL is the richest tournament among the World Class leagues. But players like Sachin Tendulkar could not bag this tournament. Let us take a look at some of the players who could not make their way for IPL title.
- Virat Kohli
He is one of the world-class players in the current generation. He made the way for title victory of World Cup 2011 as a member and WorldCup U19 2007 as the captain. He made the way for IPL final as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore twice but could not clinch the title. He scored 4948 IPL runs. He is the highest run-getter for the team. Though he had star players like Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and AB De Villiers, he could not win the title for RCB as a captain.
- Steven Smith
He was one of the star players for Australia. He was the captain for Rising Pune Supergiants which made the way to final in the previous IPL season. He was the captain of Australia which clinched World cup 2015. He scored 402 runs in that World cup at an average of 65. This leg-spinner is one of the World’s skilled batsmen as well. He could not win the IPL title as the team lost the final game by one run in the previous edition.
- Mitchell Starc
Though he was not a regular T20 Player, he made his IPL debut in 2014 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He picked 20 wickets for RCB in 2015 at an economy rate of 6.75. This pace-bowler picked 22 wickets for Australia in the World Cup 2015. He missed out IPL 2016 due to international commitments and did not play this IPL due to injury woes.
- Aaron Finch
He is an eminent opener for Australia. He slammed 135 runs off 128 balls against England to guide Australia towards World Cup victory. He scored record runs for the stand with David Warner in that season. But he has a poor IPL record. He scored 1333 runs at an average of 26.33 but could not lift the IPL title in his long IPL career. He played for Kings XI Punjab this year but could not live up to the expectations.