Today we talk about the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020. Indian Premier League is in its 13th edition and the tournament has begun on an incredibly audacious note with some sparkling performances over the last week or so. There have been a few entertaining knocks played during this duration, majorly by Indian players who have showcased their mastery and ability on the center stage.
There have also been some enthralling bowling performances in the tournament up until now and by the looks of it, it seems promising enough to entertain the crowds for a long period. Although the young talents have been the most impressive up until this stage of the tournament, the old guns won’t go without blazing. Thus following is a list of the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020.
Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings)
The South African Spin Maestro is a character to cherish on the field as his incessant running across the ground while celebrating a wicket has made him an adoring figure in world cricket. That does not take away anything from the fact that he is an absolute champion wicket-taker in this format of the game.
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Although he has not been in the best of form off late, Tahir is a proven match-winner with the ability to change the tide of a match in a single spell. His googlies are still as deceptive as they used to be. Among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020.
The most explosive batsman in this format of the game, the Caribbean legend has been a part of T20 folklore since its inception and has been one of its finest propagators. Accumulating the highest number of runs and hundreds in this format, Gayle can be called the greatest batsman in the history of T20 cricket.
Age is not on the side of the Calypso legend as he has not been allowed to open the batting for his franchise and his West Indies teammate Nicholas Pooran has been given the lion’s share of the opportunity. However, count the big man out at your peril as a big knock is due for him. Among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020.
Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings)
Another explosive opening batsman, Shane Watson’s hitting prowess has been much spoken about and witnessed in the previous editions of the tournament. Chennai has instilled their faith in the champion batsman and he has reposed their faith by playing one fine innings after another. Although the batsman is well past his prime, he still can churn out big innings when required to do so. Among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020.
The Indian limited-overs maestro has been at the cynosure and the center of the public eye for close to a decade and a half. He commands deity like respect and admiration all across India and is considered to be one of the greatest sporting heroes of our country.
Recently MS retired from limited-overs cricket as the most successful captain and its greatest finisher. He would be eager to prove his worth for CSK, a team that he has made a symbol of consistent cricket in IPL. He would be leading the CSK franchise this time as well and is expected to build on his legacy even more. Among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020.
The South African fast bowling supremo is well past his prime. He neither has the pace nor the immaculate line and length which made him one of the deadliest fast bowlers of his generation. He might not figure in all the matches for RCB as well.
But he will play a much bigger role as a mentor for the bowling unit who would only shine and prosper more under his able guidance and assistance. His inputs to youngsters like Isuru Udana and Navdeep Saini would be extremely crucial to RCB’s fortunes. Among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2020.
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