Indian Premier League is a boiling cauldron of talents ranging from various age groups, who put in staunch shifts, defying their age and conjuring rock-solid will to conquer the impossible.
Spanning from the youngest players to the oldest, they all manage to conquer all the odds, pull their creaking bones to the glittering arena and hammer out a masterclass, staying mum about the intolerable pain that they have to go through.
We will look at the oldest cricketers in IPL 2020 from each franchise. They have been here for quite some time and still continue to entertain us, fighting age on one front and the tormenting game on the other.
- Robin Uthappa – Rajasthan Royals
Been a part of Kolkata Knighriders and an unsung hero for ages now, Uthappa is probably one of the finest T-20 cricketers to have ever graced the game. A utility player who can chip in as a stop-gap wicket-keeper and beget blistering knock to throw the opposition of their rails, Robin Uthappa was roped in by Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 auction.
At 34 years of age, he is the oldest player in Rajasthan Royals to take the field and given his game stature, he will create ripples without making a sound.
- Mohammad Nabi – Sunrisers Hyderabad
The man who has led Afghanistan to the position that they currently hold in international cricket, Mohammad Nabi is the oldest player in the Orange Army.
The spinning all-rounder is of 35 years and can play a crucial role in chipping with cameos that would stabilize their tail-end.
- Chris Gayle – Kings XI Punjab
Don’t let his age fool you for at 40, this man is an automated blaster which was used by the First Order in fighting the rebellion against the Resistance. This reference from Star Wars was deliberate as Gayle generally deals with the aerial routes.
Being the oldest player of Punjab, he still continues to be one of the hardest hitters of the cherry that you come across in the shortest format of the game.
- Lasith Malinga – Mumbai Indians
At 36 years of age, the Sri Lankan linchpin of fast bowling, Lasith Malinga is the oldest of the Mumbai lot as he will once again be a crucial weapon in the Blues arsenal.
Known for his destructive spells in the death overs, Malinga has established himself as one of the best bowlers of the tournament over its due course of time.
- Amit Mishra – Delhi Capitals
Another illustrious leggie who didn’t have much luck in the international colours, Amit Mishra is Delhi’s most experienced campaigner. At 37 years of age, he still continues to be the honcho of Delhi’s bowling force.
Given his all-round capability, Mishra can hammer a few biggies towards the end of the innings that makes him a decent option to be fielded under challenging circumstances.
- Dale Steyn – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Once a terroriser in any bowling ranks that he would have played for, Dale Steyn was a late pick for the current edition of Indian Premier League. An extremely menacing fast-bowler who aced the bowling charts for a considerable span of time will be the oldest Bangalore cricketer in the current edition of IPL at 37 years of age.
Popularly known as the Steyn Gun, he can wreak havoc in any batting ranks that he will be hurling those cherries at.
- Imran Tahir – Chennai Super Kings
At 41 years of age, he will be the oldest customer to feature in IPL 2020 as the veteran South African spinner doesn’t hesitate to run for the lap once he strikes a wicket for his team.
He is also an eminent leader in the making and can very well play as a captain in absence of the muscles for Chennai.
- Dinesh Kartik – Kolkata Knightriders
The captain of KKR, Dinesh Kartik, ranging at 35 years is the oldest customer in the squad. Quite a big name in the cricketing roster, Kartik has had his dalliance with cricket’s troughs and crest.
Though he isn’t a phenom, his experience of playing in the big leagues will be extremely crucial for the Knights.