5 Players who flourished late in the IPL

We take a look at a few players who came a bit late to the party in terms of IPL performances.

Manoj Tiwari of Rising Pune Supergiants
Manoj Tiwari of Rising Pune Supergiant. (Photo: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is often known to make or break careers and in reality, it is majorly true as well- if you’re able to do well for the franchise consistently, you’re rewarded; if not, you’re forgotten. However, when you talk about the following five players, the story is a bit different because they are among the few players to have defied that notion. Despite having jittery starts in the tournament for the initial seasons, they grew and flourished in the years to come so much so that some of them are a franchise’s dream pick.

Their growth has not only been understood by numbers but their success outside the league too. They proved to become inseparable for the teams they play for, and as a result, some of them have also made sure they attract the moolah in the upcoming edition of IPL and the recent mega-auction for 2018.

Read on to find out who these players are:

1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is tough to imagine Bhuvi in this list now that he has been topping the leading wicket-takers list for two consecutive years with Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, one can attribute his success in the last couple of years with his evolution as well as better utilization by the management.

He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors and was underutilized and not used to his potential. After being bought by SRH in 2014, there was a transformation in him and he slowly started becoming the team’s go-to man in not only the opening spells but also during death. He started IPL with 3 wickets at an average of 22.33 in 2008 and now is at a stature where picked up 26 wickets at an average of 14.19 in 2017.

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