Updated: 14 May 2022
The Indian Premier League is regarded as the best T20 league across the globe. The money involved and the impact of this league have garnered a massive craze among cricket fans worldwide. The players represent their respective countries, and eventually, most of them get a chance to play for their national team. We can say that IPL has changed the lives of many players. A few players abid goodbye from this cash-rich league every year. This year also, we expect many Indian players, who will be seen playing the IPL for the final time.
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MS Dhoni (CSK)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will most likely be seen playing in the Indian Premier League for the last time. Although the franchise has retained him this season, it is highly unlikely that Dhoni will continue beyond IPL 2022. His reflexes have become very slow. However, Dhoni is still one of the best captains in IPL history, having won 4 IPL titles. Dhoni is like a fatherly figure in the CSK team, and his role this IPL season will be to groom the next captain for the CSK.
Dhoni stats in IPL: IN 220 matches, MS Dhoni has scored 4746 runs at an average of 36 and strike-rate of 136, including 23 half-centuries. Behind the gloves, Dhoni has effected 123 catches and 23 stumpings. While as a captain, Dhoni has made CSK win 121 matches and lose 82.
On 24th March Dhoni quits CSK captaincy.
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Another wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik may also be seen for the final time in the IPL 2022. He is regarded among the most promising players, having played the IPL. Dinesh Karthik has been instrumental behind the stumps as well as coming down the order and chipping with some valuable contributions. He represented Delhi, Punjab, Mumbai, RCB, Gujrat, and Kolkata. He was also the captain of KKR in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Dinesh Karthik stats in IPL: In 213 matches, Dinesh Karthik has scored 4046 runs at an average of 26 and strike-rate of 130, including 19 half-centuries. Behind the stumps, he has taken 115 catches and 32 stumpings. His captaincy record shows 22 wins and 22 losses in 44 matches.
Ambati Rayudu is also one of the veteran players who may hang his boots after the end of IPL 2022. Rayudu is currently part of the Chennai Super Kings. Before, he was an integral member of the Mumbai Indians squad. Ambati Rayudu has played some memorable knocks coming in the middle order. His dependency has been an asset over the years. But, Rayudu is already 36+, and his dominance has decreased considerably over the last couple of years.
Ambati Raydu stats in IPL- In 164 innings, Ambati Rayudu has scored 3916 runs at an average of 30 and strike rate of 127. This includes 1 century and 21 half-centuries. He has also taken 13 catches and effected 2 stumpings behind the wicket.
Wriddhiman Saha stats in IPL- In 101 innings, Saha has scored 2110 runs at an average of 25 and strike rate of 129. This includes 1 century and 8 half-centuries. He has also taken 64 catches and done 20 stumpings behind the wicket.
Stats- In 193 matches, Robin Uthappa has scored 4722 runs at an average of 28 and strike-rate of 130, including 25 half-centuries. He has also taken 53 catches and done 33 stumping.
Stats- In 65 matches, Karan Sharma has picket 59 wickets at an average of 27.28. His best match figure in an IPL inning is 4/16.
Stats- In 39 innings, Pradeep Sangwan has picked 35 wickets at an average of close to 34. His best match figure in an IPL inning is 4/18.