Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most loved and popular tournaments around the world. Not just it offers a huge amount of money to the cricketers but also provides them an opportunity to show their talent in front of the world. Fans around the world wait for their favorite cricketers from around the world to perform on Indian soil.
However, there have been a few overseas players who are playing for one franchise for a long time now. Here, in this article, we bring you a list of a few overseas cricketers who were/have been a part of one franchise for more than 8 years. Have a look:
6. Shaun Marsh:
Former Orange Cap winner, Shaun Marsh played for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) for more than 10 years ow. However, after they ended their 10-year of association with the cricketer, no other franchise signed him in IPL.
5. Dwayne Bravo:
Dwayne Bravo has been an ‘x-factor’ for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. He has been a match-winner both with bat and ball and has given many memorable performances. He has been associated with CSK for more than 8 years now. Earlier, he has also played for Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians.
4. Lasith Malinga:
Legendary cricketer Lasith Malinga has played only for one franchise in his IPL career – Mumbai Indians. He still holds the record of being the top-scoring bowler in IPL history. He was there with the five-time winners Mumbai Indians since the inception of IPL and remained associated with the team until retirement.
3. Kieron Pollard:
Another player from Mumbai Indians, who have been there with the team for more than a decade now. He bagged his first IPL deal in the year 2010 and hasn’t left Mumbai Indians since then. He has lifted the IPL trophy five times with Mumbai Indians.
2. Faf du Plessis:
Faf du Plessis has been associated with the Chennai-based franchise for more than a decade now. He has always been a reliable batting option for CSK. When CSK was suspended for two seasons, Faf played for Rising Pune Supergiant before he returned back to CSK in 2018.
1. AB de Villiers:
AB de Villiers is one of the greatest players to have ever played in the history of IPL. de Villiers joined RCB in 2011 after he was released by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). de Villiers has been associated with RCB for more than a decade now and has become the backbone of the batting line-up.