10 Players you never knew were part of these IPL teams
There are certain players who have featured in the IPL and were part of teams but not a lot of people know about it.
Updated - Jan 13, 2020 12:00 pm
Back in 2008, when the Indian Premier League (IPL) started, nobody knew what to expect. T20 was still new and teams were still figuring out different things. Over the years, the Indian T20 league has just got bigger and better. The quality of cricket has also constantly improved. Moreover, most players from around the world want to play and feature in the IPL.
There were different players who were thrown in and given opportunities. However, there are certain players who have featured in the IPL and were part of teams but not a lot of people know about it.
Thus, here are 10 players who you never know were a part of certain IPL teams:
1. Michael Klinger – Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK)
Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) were a part of the IPL for just one season and there were as many as 19 players who played at least one game in that 2011 season. One of them was Michael Klinger. Not a lot of people know that Klinger has played in the IPL and in fact, KTK is the only team he has ever played for in the Indian T20 league.
He is a veteran in Australian cricket and has played first-class cricket for nearly two decades. Despite scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket, the Melbourne-born never really got a chance to show his skills at the international level. All he played was three T20Is against Sri Lanka in February 2017 when Australia played a second-string side with the Test team touring India at the same time.
But in 2011, Klinger did feature in the IPL. He was bought for a sum of $75,000 by KTK and he played four games. He opened the batting in all four games that he played and scored 73 runs in total. However, after KTK left, Klinger never played in the IPL ever again.