5. Yuvraj Singh

Whenever the one-dimensionality of current Indian team players is discussed, Yuvraj’s name arouses nostalgia. The IPL owes much of its current success to the popularity T20s gained in India after the 2007 T20 World Cup triumph, which could be attributed in no small measure to Yuvraj, the most charismatic player of his generation.

4. Aaron Finch

Before we talk about his numbers in IPL, a more interesting study is to look at the teams he has played for. Aaron Finch has represented as many as nine teams in the IPL. Barring the two new franchises in LSG and GT, the Aussie cricketer has represented all the other teams, except for Chennai Super Kings. No other player, Indian or international, has represented as many teams in IPL as Finch has.

3. Darren Sammy

The IPL is a different story altogether for the tall Saint Lucian. He has scored only 295 runs at a paltry average of 19.67 in 22 innings in the IPL. What is even more worrying, however, is his strike rate of 122.4 across those innings. Comparing this to his T20I strike rate of 147.49 across 68 games for West Indies, the contrast becomes stark.

2. Eoin Morgan

But his form was horrendous, to say the least. Scoring 133 runs in 17 matches at an average of 11.08 while striking at just 95.68, Morgan’s IPL 2021 might just be the worst IPL a recognized batsman ever had in IPL history while playing all the matches for their side. So it was not a surprise when the finalist captain of last season was neither retained by KKR nor picked up by any side at the auction.

1. Chris Lynn

For someone who is not considered an IPL success story, Lynn has fairly good numbers in IPL. Considering this, he averages 34.08 in 42 IPL games, at a more than respectable strike rate of 140.63. The fact that Lynn first played in the IPL back in 2012, it is a proper sporting mystery why someone with such a fearsome reputation has featured in only 42 games over the last 11 seasons of IPL.