Pune Warriors India’s playing XI in their last IPL match- Where are they now?
They played their last match against Delhi Daredevils in 2013.
Updated - Sep 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Back in 2011, along with Kochi Tuskers Kerala, the Pune based franchise Pune Warriors India joined the other eight teams in the IPL which were part of the cash-rich league earlier. The franchise added some international stars to their squad namely Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Angelo Mathews and many more.
With the strong squad they had, PWI looked like a strong contender for the trophy but managed to win only 12 matches in 3 seasons, failing in all the editions they participated. However, the Pune based franchise withdrew from the IPL over financial differences with BCCI back in May, 2013.
Pune Warriors India played a total of 46 matches in their 3 years stint in the IPL. They won only 12 matches and in the 3 seasons they were placed at second-last twice and once at last place in the points table. They played their last match against Delhi Daredevils in 2013 and never played again in IPL.
In this article, we take look at the 11 players who were part of the franchise’s last IPL match against Delhi in 2013 and where they were now: –
1. Robin Uthappa
After playing the finisher’s role for RCB in 2010, Robin Uthappa was bought by PWI for 2011 IPL where he finished as the top scorer for the franchise ever. He evolved as an apt T20 player scoring tons of IPL runs for the franchises so far. Despite his consistent performances in IPL, Robin managed to play only 13 T20Is and 46 ODI’s for India.
Despite the team’s poor shows, he became the team’s lead batsman and scored as many as 1103 runs in 46 matches for the now-defunct franchise. He also kept the wickets for the side in all the three seasons from 2011 to 2013.
After PWI left IPL he was bought by KKR for IPL2014 where he bagged the Orange Cap with 660 runs and played a crucial role in winning the second trophy for the team. Due to his poor form in last year’s IPL he was released by KKR and was bought by RR for this year’s IPL.