There are some players in the history of IPL who had the potential, but just weren’t able to convert it into outcomes. Due to such inefficiency, the franchise gets rid of the player, but again due to promising potential and reputation, the player gets picked up by other franchisees. In this way, the player becomes a kind of migrant who keeps hopping from one team to another. In this article, we will look at the 5 players who have played for the most IPL franchises.
List of Players who have played for most IPL franchises.
5. Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan, the left-arm swing bowler of India has played for a total of 6 different franchises. This makes him occupy number 5 in the list of players who have represented the most number of teams in IPL. He started his IPL career with Kings XI Punjab. Then he also represented Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiant, and the Gujarat Lions. Now this retired pace bowler works as a commentator for IPL.
4. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma, the workhorse of Indian cricket has played for 7 IPL teams. Basically, it is 6, but as Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad are two different franchises, the number becomes 7 and makes him 4th player in the list of players who have played for the most number of IPL teams. He started with KKR and then moved around with the teams like Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI Punjab, and Delhi Capitals. No team considered him for IPL 2022.
3. Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel, the wicketkeeper-batter from Gujarat has played for a total of 6 franchises. He kicked off the IPL campaign by representing Chennai Super Kings and since then he played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Parthiv also works along with Irfan Pathan as a commentator and analyst for IPL and also for India’s international games.
2. Thisara Parera
Thisara Parera, the Sri Lankan all-rounder has been around the IPL for quite a while now. In total, he has played for 6 IPL teams. He started with Chennai Super Kings and then donned jerseys of teams like Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants.
1. Aron Finch
Aron Finch sits right at the top of the table of players featuring in the most number of IPL teams. This Australian attacking batter has played for 9 IPL teams. In 2010, he was picked by Rajasthan Royals and since then the journey went on and on. He has the privilege to represent teams like Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Gujarat Lions, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He went unsold in the IPL auction 2022 however he was later signed by KKR replacing Alex Hales.
Players who have represented the most number of IPL franchises (consolidated table version)
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