The IPL is the biggest stage for domestic cricketers to show what they can do at the highest level. Not just the Indian cricket team but foreign boards make selections based on the players’ performance in the IPL. It is arguably the most competitive T20 league in the world.
However, impact in the IPL doesn’t necessarily mean success on the international podium. Despite years of consistent performances in the IPL, certain players haven’t been able to repeat their heroics for the national team.
Here we look at 5 such players who made it big in IPL but failed in T20I’s:
1) Hardik Pandya
The man with all the swagger, Hardik Pandya, has become one of the most important players for Mumbai Indians. This showed when MI retained Hardik in the 2018 IPL auction for a whopping 11cr. In 87 IPL matches, Pandya has scored 1401 runs at an average of 27.47, maintaining a strike rate of 157.24.
With the ball in hand, he has picked up 42 wickets, although the economy is on the higher side. When it comes to T20I’s however, Pandya has failed to impress. He averages a meagre 19.75, with 474 runs in 32 innings. Granted he walks in usually during the death overs, his potential is too high for a player with such a record.