5 Players who rejected IPL offers for various reasons
Many of them rejected IPL offers to concentrate on their spot in the national team.
Published - Nov 14, 2019 7:45 pm | Updated - Nov 14, 2019 7:45 pm
2. Mitchell Marsh refused $3 million IPL contract to play Test cricket
Mitchell Marsh may have made his international debut in October 2011 but not many know that it was back in the third season of the IPL (2010), Marsh made his IPL debut. He turned out to play for Deccan Chargers. However, he featured in only three games where he scored 28 runs and picked up two wickets.
In 2011, he was bought by the Pune Warriors India (PWI) for a sum of $290,000. He played 14 games across two seasons (2011 and 2013). In 2016, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) bought him for INR 4.8 crores. He played just three games that season before he was ruled out due to a side strain. Another injury prevented him to take part in the 2017 season.
However, last year, the Australian pace-bowling all-rounder rejected a $3 million contract in order to work on his Test comeback. “That’s the lure of the IPL, the money and playing in India, but I made my decision based on cricket. We’ve got a lot of cricket coming up in England over the next few years and I want to give myself the best opportunity….and get used to the conditions (in England in 2019),” Marsh explained his decision at the time.