5 International T20 Stars Who Didn’t Fire Much In IPL

You must have witnessed many players who have performed well in the IPL but couldn’t replicate it in the IPL, well that’s quite natural because IPL and International cricket have a huge contrast in the qualities of Cricket played.

But in this article, we’ll take a look at some of the players who performed well in T20 Internationals but not in the Indian Premier League.

1. Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch who captains Australia in Limited Overs, and is one of the best batsmen in Australia currently, hasn’t had IPL performances that match his standard.

And, currently, RCB fans will relate to this. Oh wait, DC, KXIP, MI, RR, SRH fans will relate too. The fact that Finch has been changing so many IPL teams explains this fact.

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In T20I, Finch has some staggering records. He has a batting average of 38.4 with a strike-rate of 154.6, he also has 2 centuries to his name in the T20I format.

In T20I, he also has the record of having the highest individual score(172). But in the IPL, he hasn’t been the same. His IPL average dips down to a mere 26 with a strike-rate of less than 130.

Specifically, since 2018, his performances haven’t been good and he hasn’t won many matches for his team, his average during this period is 20 with a strike-rate close to 120. He has scored just one fifty since 2018. His last MoM award came way back in 2016.

2. Glenn Maxwell

Another Australian in the list, and it comes with no surprise. Maxwell has been just ordinary in the IPL but has been EXTRAORDINARY on the International Level. In T20Is, he has a batting average of 33.52 with a strike-rate of 158.36 with 3 centuries to his credit.

Not many batsmen have scored multiple centuries in the middle order as he has done. He also holds the record of 2nd highest individual score in T20Is of 145* runs, which came while opening the innings.

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In IPL though, he has averaged less than 20 in 6 seasons. He has a career average of 22 in IPL with a strike-rate of 155.

Since 2018, he too averages less than 20 with a strike-rate close to 120. He last hit a fifty way back in 2016. His last Man of the Match award came in 2017.

3. Kuldeep Yadav

You didn’t expect an Indian in this list, did you? Kuldeep’s IPL and T20I performances are quite contrasting. The point which could easily emphasize on this fact is this stat, in IPL he took 42 innings to pick 40 wickets, whereas in T20Is he only took 20 innings to pick 39 wickets.

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His lone MoM award in IPL came in the 2018 edition of the IPL. Since 2018 in IPL, he has a bowling average of 36.18 with an economy of 8.26 His T20I bowling average is an exceptional 13.77 whereas in IPL he has a bowling average of above 30.

4. Pat Cummins

Another Kangaroo in this list! He’s also arguably the best bowler in Tests currently, and to no one’s surprise, he got a whopping amount in the IPL auctions of 2020 for 15.5 crores which made him the highest paid overseas player in the IPL history.

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And he actually hasn’t been that force in IPL which he has been in the T20 Internationals. His T20I bowling average is 20.62 with an economy of 6.94 whereas his IPL bowling average is 35.95 with an economy of 8.31.

He hadn’t played 2018-2019 seasons of IPL so stats from 2018 wouldn’t make sense. He hasn’t performed consistently in the recent IPL too. With the ball, he averaged 34 in IPL 2020.

5. Colin Munro

Although Munro hasn’t played many matches in the IPL, there have always been enough hopes on him in the IPL.

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He has played only 13 matches in the IPL but hasn’t lived up to the expectations. While his T20I batting average is 31.35 with a strike-rate of 156.44 whereas his IPL average is a mere 14.75 with a strike-rate of 125.53.

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2 thoughts on “5 International T20 Stars Who Didn’t Fire Much In IPL

  1. Good article Aryan. Nice to see you writing on YorkerWorld too, I’ve been following your articles on other websites

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