Some cases of unexpected signatures in IPL.
The Indian Premier League has been the most lucrative league since its inception in 2008. Big names around the world have joined franchises and made it a big hit. Besides the well-known players, there have been many unfamiliar faces that have left a mark. IPL really met his expectations.
Over the years, there have been many blunders. The price tag got the better of many players. However, many talented players remained unsold. This makes this tournament one of a kind.
Apart from that, there have been many instances of unexpected signings in the history of the IPL. These players have become the “impact” players. Plus, their history with other players made signing more exciting. Here is –
10 unexpected signatures in IPL history
10. Brendon McCullum, CSK
Brendon McCullum would go on to become one of the most influential cricketers in New Zealand cricket history. He led the team to their very first appearance in a World Cup final. Although they lost in the final, McCullum became the biggest name in the Kiwi camp.
McCullum’s career took a huge leap forward after scoring 158 in the IPL opener. He beat all of the RCB camp bowlers out of the park. He later joined Kochi Tuskers in the IPL. But the most defining part of his IPL career came when he joined CSK.
McCullum opened for CSK with Smith. Although CSK already had a lot of options, they chose McCullum. It turned out to be a masterstroke as he succeeded for CSK.