Best XI that never played IPL

Big names that are yet to bag an IPL contract.

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T20 cricket has arguably emerged as the most popular format of the game with many youngsters being more interested in this version than the other two. IPL has played a major role in this and almost every cricketer dreams of playing in the league.

With such a high level of quality, there is a lot to learn from the senior pros, and apart from the cricketing side of things, even the financial aspect is quite attractive. Overseas players like David Warner, Chris Gayle, and Lasith Malinga have been a major reason behind the league’s success, but not all overseas players get the chance to prove themselves due to the limited spots.

Thus, we see several quality overseas players going unsold every year and there are some who have unfortunately not bagged a bid even once in their career. Therefore, let’s take a look at-

Best XI who could never play IPL

1. Devon Conway

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo Souce: Getty Images)

Devon Conway is a New Zealand opener, who has recently made a name for himself after years of struggle. He came to New Zealand from South Africa in order to fulfill his cricketing ambitions and even made his international debut in late 2020.

He has been pretty successful in his short international career thus far and has scored plenty of runs. In 14 T20Is, he has batted on 11 occasions and scored 473 runs at an average of 59.12 while maintaining a brilliant strike rate of 151.11. He has already scored four half-centuries.

In his overall T20 career, he has scored 3149 runs in 89 innings at a strike rate of nearly 130 while averaging 44.35 with two centuries and 23 half-centuries. With such an impressive track record, it won’t be long before we see the 29-year-old make his IPL debut.

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