IPL: 10 forgotten players

There are certain cricketers who showed a lot of promise but failed to make it big in the IPL.

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The inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place in the year 2008. 15 editions of the IPL have been played thus far and the T20 extravaganza has witnessed the top-drawer players from around the world take the stage and battle it out for the crown. Also, it has been a breeding ground for future stars.

Many players have entered the marquee event and have left the cricket fraternity in awe of their performances. The memories of these T20 stars and their on-field exploits are etched in the heart of the fans. However, there are certain cricketers who showed a lot of promise but failed to make it big in the T20 carnival. Thus, fans might not remember them stepping into the IPL arena.

Here are 10 forgotten players of the IPL:

10. Swapnil Asnodkar

Swapnil Asnodkar was a bankable name in the Indian domestic circuit. He featured in 88 First-class matches and amassed 5883 runs at an average of 40.02. Talking about the List-A format, the Porvorim-born scored 2858 runs in 85 matches at an average of 36.17.

Asnodkar was magnificent in the first season of the lucrative T20 tournament. He took the attack to the opposition right from the get-go and provided Rajasthan Royals with brisk starts. The former Goa cricketer featured in nine matches and amassed 311 runs at a strike rate of 133.47. His exploits with the bat were instrumental in Rajasthan clinching the IPL title.

However, post IPL 2008, Asnodkar was not able to shine in the marquee event. He featured in eight games in the second edition and could only score 98 runs. Due to his poor showings, Asnodkar was not given consistent runs with the bat in the following seasons and was eventually dropped from the squad. He last featured in the marquee tournament in 2011.

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