5 Star players who were part of IPL 2008 and will play in 2020

5 Star players who were part of IPL 2008 and will play in 2020

There's no dull moment when the below-mentioned players are weaving magic on the field.

Chris Gayle
Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is now more than a decade old and there has been a shift in the generation of cricketers. Most of the cricketers who started playing this prestigious tournament have already reached the end of their careers.

The IPL has never failed to appreciate talent and skills of a player who perform at this level of competitive T20 cricket. The league has always encouraged players in providing them with opportunities to excel and earn a name for themselves.

Not many players have been fortunate to convert their chances, while those who do, often end up creating a larger impact on the game. It has been more than 10 years and there are many players from the inaugural season who are still around contributing towards their team’s success.

Let’s look at the players who played in 2008 IPL and will play in 2020 season:

1. MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni during a practice session. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

MS Dhoni was the most expensive player in the IPL 2008 auction as he had gone to the Chennai Super Kings at the price of INR 6 crore. He has captained CSK in every season, barring the two seasons when the franchise were banned from playing in the IPL. During those two seasons, Dhoni represented the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).

As CSK’s ban was lifted, they were allowed to retain 5 players. Dhoni was one of the players they retained and without any second thought from the franchise, he was appointed as the captain of the team again.

The former Indian skipper is one of the main reasons behind CSK’s success in the IPL. MSD has led CSK to 3 IPL titles and holds the distinction of being the only captain to successfully defend the title. He has led the Super Kings with grace and played a huge role in making CSK one of the teams to beat in the tournament.

Dhoni has played 190 IPL matches so far and has scored 4432 runs at an average of 42.20 and a strike rate of 137.85.  The 39-year old will hope that he can guide Chennai to yet another victorious campaign in the IPL 13.

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