Players Who Played In All IPL Seasons In The Same Team
1.Virat Kohli , RCB (2008-till date)
Virat Kohli, India’s Test captain, has rapidly come up through the system to emerge as one of the world’s leading batsmen. He was the captain of the Indian team that won the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup. Virat is the quintessential new-age cricketer who plays his game aggressively and is unafraid to express his emotions on the field. The flamboyant cricketer is also known to enjoy the lifestyle that comes with being a star. All this, while being a consistent performer for his side. He can perform calmly and consistently under pressure, and has delivered many match-winning performances over the last few years. Virat is also a good fielder and can bowl an occasional spell of medium pace. By making him in charge of the team for a few games in IPL 2012, the Royal Challengers Bangalore groomed him as their next leader, which he eventually became in the 2013 season. Retained by the franchise ahead of the IPL Player Auction 2014, Virat continues to lead the side.
2. Shaun Marsh, KXIP(2008- Till Date)
Brought in by the franchise following his excellent domestic performance with the Western Warriors, Shaun proved to be their biggest asset of the season, after he ended up as the highest run scorer .
Shaun Marsh is one of the many international players to have benefitted immensely from the IPL. The left-hand opener came to prominence after opening the innings for Kings XI Punjab and winning the Orange Cap (which is presented to the leading run-getter in the competition) in IPL 2008. He was part of the Australia Under-19 squad that won the World Cup and is a treat to watch when on song. Despite missing IPL 2009 and part of the tournament next year, Marsh continues to be an integral part of the Mohali franchise. Kings XI Punjab announced that they were going to retain the southpaw at the end of the third season when all the teams were revamped. He was brought back into the side in ahead of the 2014 season and will turn up for the side in 2016 as well.
3. Harbhajan Singh ,I (2008- Till Date)
Harbhajan Singh led the Mumbai Indians to their first Twenty20 title in 2011 when they beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final of the Champions League T20. The Turbanator was the preferred spinner in India’s 2011 ICC World Cup-winning team too. A key component of the Mumbai Indians side, Harbhajan has been with the team right from the start. He understands the setup really well and his vast IPL experience of having played over 100 games is a big plus. In the seventh and eighth seasons, Harbhajan bowled extremely well picking up 14 and 18 wickets respectively. His consistent show in the IPL was rewarded with the recall to the Indian team. The senior player has even contributed with the bat and has batted at No.3 at times to boost the run-rate.
4. Lasith Malinga : MI(2009 – till date)
In an era when coaches emphasise on correct technique, Lasith Malinga has anything but that. His slingy round-arm action can be tough to read. His pace, his ability to generate bounce and his reverse swing render opposition batsmen clueless at times. He picked up four wickets in four deliveries in the 2007 ICC World Cup. He also holds the record for the most bowled dismissals in Twenty20 cricket. After missing IPL 2008 due to a knee injury, he was at his devastating best in IPL 2009. In IPL 2010, he carried the Mumbai Indians to the final. He won the Purple Cap (awarded to the leading wicket-taker in the league stage of every season) in IPL 2011. Little wonder that MI retained their most prized weapon ahead of the 2014 auction. He was slow to get off the blocks in 2015, but once he hit his straps there was no looking back. His late revival coincided with Mumbai’s winning run after a string of defeats and culminated with the team winning the title. Malinga picked up 24 wickets from 15 games and missed the mark for most wickets by just two dismissals.
5. Kieron Pollard : MI(2010 – till date)ipl
Trinidad’s Kieron Pollard is an absolute entertainer. This big-hitting batsman, capable of clearing most cricket grounds, announced his arrival at the 2009 CLT20 when he scored 146 runs in five innings at a strike-rate of close to 200. A genuine all-rounder, he lends balance to the team. His tall frame, athletic build, powerful forearms and broad shoulders make him a very good fielder too. Pollard was one of Mumbai Indians’ star performers in IPL 2010, but he had a modest outing in 2011 and 2012. However, he came back with a bang the following year, scoring 420 runs and picking up 10 wickets from 18 matches in IPL 2013 as MI surged to the title. He was one of MI’s retained players ahead of the IPL Player Auction, 2014. He scored 419 runs and his S/R of 163.67 meant MI always finished with a bang. A big match player, Pollard proved his worth by smashing 41 off just 17 balls in Qualifier 1 and followed it up with 36 from 18 balls in the big final. MI will once again turn to him to take them to a position of dominance with his lusty blows.
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