T20 is the game for youngsters and IPL proves the same. However, some of the veteran players did their best performances in IPL since the beginning. Let us have a look at some of them who might play their last edition this year.
- Imran Tahir
Every franchise wants to bring young talents into their team. But the likes of Imran Tahir are an exemption. He turns 39 before the commencement of IPL and was picked by Chennai Super Kings for the current edition. As the franchise has an adequate number of spinners, this leg-spinner may be released for the next edition. He picked 47 wickets from 32 games.
- Chris Gayle
This sixer-machine has crossed 38 years of age. He changed the picture of IPL during the peaks of his career in 2012 and 2013. He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the second round of auctions for the current IPL season. He is a terrific opener but his stats were very low right now. He scored 3626 runs off 101 IPL matches at the strike rate of 151 with 265 sixes. He might entertain the spectators in the IPL for the last time.
- Mitchell Johnson
This Australian speedster made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2013. He was on the title-winning team in 2013 and 2014. He took 59 wickets in 48 IPL matches at an economy rate of 8.06. He was picked by the Kolkata KnightRiders for the current IPL edition. He announced his retirement a long time ago. He may not be chosen by the franchises for the next season.
- Shane Watson
He was one of the prime players of Rajasthan Royals but did not do well in 2016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and in 2017. He was picked by Chennai Super Kings for the current season. He scored2262 runs from 102 IPL matches at a strike rate of 136. He took 86 wickets.
- Harbhajan Singh
This veteran off-spinner was out of international cricket for a long time but was the match-winner at the need of the hour. He played for Mumbai Indians for a long phase. He took 127 wickets from 136 IPL matches at an economy rate of 6.96. He was picked by the Chennai Super Kings franchise for the current IPL season. He was considered as a stand-by player by the franchise and 2018 might be his last IPL edition.