Today we discuss about the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021. The Indian Premier League that started in 2008 is also more than a decade old with already getting in the 14th edition. IPL 2021 or IPL 14 has started well, though with restrictions due to COVID-19, a few knocks and a few bowling masterpieces have enthralled the onlookers already.
The shortest format has a likings toward the younger generation which is ready to take risks and bring ideas to the table, but the experienced pros are the ones marshalling the troops, utilizing them to the best use of team and format. Here are the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021, the ones who would be seen bringing the best out of the team resources, guiding & inspiring the younger lots.
The Champion Leg Spinner has taken 10+ wickets in 10 edition of Indian Premier League tournament and is among the most important part of the Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi based side. Mishra has played for Deccan Chargers & Sunrisers Hyderabad previously and joined the GMR Group owned team after IPL 2018 auctions as a cost of INR 4 Cr to the Franchise. At 38 years of age, he’s among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021.
The most respected figure in Indian Cricket history, arguably, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won everything that come his way, ICC World Cup, Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League. The cricketing acumen and an ability to soak in pressure situation has got him the nickname Mr. Cool. Dhoni is reaching the fag end of his cricketing career and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he move over to other career post the IPL 2021 season. A tournament win, his fourth, can be his last appearance as he is among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021.
The Former India International Off-Spinner would fox batsmen with his loop and his off-stump line. Harbhajan Singh last played international cricket in 2016, and hasn’t played any domestic cricket tournament since 2017 other than Indian Premier League. He withdrew from IPL 2020 due to the Corona pandemic and is back with a change of franchise as Bhajji is playing for Eden Gardens based KKR this season. His role would be to mentor the other spinners & batsmen in the team. At 40 years of age, Harbhajan is among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021.
The Universe Boss is perhaps the synonym to power game in cricket and that has suited the shortest format in whichever level he has played. The leader of sixes chart in Indian Premier League is part of KL Rahul led Punjab Kings and the team would expect a good summer for him this season as it means that they’ll close on to their first ever IPL title. Age is just a number for this maverick of batsman as among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021 at 41 will be seen hitting bowlers outta park more often than not.
The Proteas Champion Leg Spinner came to international fold at the age of 32 and has since then been among the top league cricketers. It was five years back when he became world number one bowler in T20 Internationals. A proven match winner for the MA Chidambaram Stadium based outfit, Imran Tahir would be among the think tank of the three time champions this season as well. At 42, he leads the age table among the oldest Cricketers in IPL 2021.
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