IPL is a fast-paced game. With the evolution of the sport, the cricketers have evolved too. The yesteryear performers may not hold up to today’s standards. However we have identified some timeless cricketers who would’ve been a great addition to the IPL. Let’s dig in…
Brian Lara is one of the best batsmen to have ever stepped foot in a cricket ground. The West Indies legend shows flashes of brilliance even today while playing various charity games. He was the kind of batsman who could play according to the situation. Lara had the ability to accelerate at a very short notice. He would have surely been a great addition in the IPL.
Steve Waugh is already one of the most prolific Australian captains ever. The talented batsman, along with his twin brother Mark dominated the cricketing scene for a long time in the 90s. Steve was a destructive batsman who was more focused on scoring runs than respecting the old techniques. He could have achieved a lot in the world’s most prestigious T20 premier league.
Robin Singh was a talented all-rounder who could’ve been so much more. The Trinidad-born cricketer was one of the most consistent players for Tamil Nadu in first class cricket. He went on to play more than 100 ODIs for the national team. He however achieved decent success as a coach for the national as well as international teams. Singh was a good batsman and a decent left-arm bowler. He could have fit easily into any team which needed his services in the IPL..
Curtly Ambrose along with Courtney Walsh formed one of the most formidable pace duos in the world. The 6 foot 8 inch fast bowler was an extremely difficult bowler to face as his height supplied him with unusual bounce. Combined with his fast pace, he was almost unplayable for the batsmen and thus became one of the all-time greats. There is no doubt that he could be a lethal addition to any team’s bowling attack.
Srinath is a fast-bowling legend. He was the first Indian fast-bowler to take more than 300 ODI wickets. Srinath was India’s premier pacer, and performed his duties as the team’s bowling spearhead with great diligence. He was great under pressure, which is a great attribute required in the IPL. Srinath’s calm mind would have yielded great results in the IPL.