IPL 2021: West Indies players who were flopped in IPL

West Indies players who were flopped in IPL

Many former legendary players from the cricketing world have expressed how the Indian Premier League has impacted players from all around the globe and how the tournament has made the players more secure and able to showcase their talent on the right platform. While players across nations have had the opportunity to give their best at IPL, players from West Indies to are considered to be the cricket entertainers and the lasting impact they have had on the shortest format is a result of their abilities and skills.

A numerous West Indies players are stars in India and fans go crazy for their contribution to the various franchises. While players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and Kieron Pollard have been regarded as to match winners there have been players who have not quite lived up to their hype and have struggled to leave an impression at the Indian Premier League. Here we list down some of the ace West Indies cricketers that didn’t really have a good time at the IPL.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was one of the most efficient, compatible, and decent batsmen from the West Indies. Chanderpaul has represented his country in 164 Tests and 268 ODIs in international tournaments.

Post-retirement of the legendary Brian Lara from international cricket in the 2000s, Chanderpaul was the one who was shouldered all the team’s responsibilities. The number of half-centuries in Test cricket reflects his abilities as he had faced tough opponents and helped his team over the line numerous times.

His performance was witnessed by many and that’s when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) roped him in the first edition In his IPL career, however, didn’t Chanderpaul made a good contribution for the team as he scored just 25 runs playing three games for RCB with the strike rate of 80.


Carlos Brathwaite

The big-hitting all-rounder was the talk of the town when he burnt Ben Stokes for four out of the park sixes in the final of the World T20 in 2016. Along with being a hard hitter of the ball, Carlos Brathwaite is also a fair bowler. He was even felicitated as the skipper of the West Indies T20I side for a short duration but failed to justify his potential.

Despite having all the points for being a match-winner in the T20 format, he could not make the cut in the IPL. In his IPL campaign, he has played 16 matches to date and has only managed 181 runs with an average of 13.92.

Speaking of his bowling skills, he has only scalped 13 wickets in 16 matches with an economy rate of 8.85.

Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy was the skipper of West Indies when his team won two World T20 titles, he was also successful in the PSL where he helped Peshawar Zalmi reach three finals and won once. However, he was not quite successful in the IPL and despite being in leadership positions numerous times, he could never leave the kind of impressions everyone was expecting from him.

In a total of 22 matches, he amassed just 295 runs with an average of 19.66 and a strike rate of 122.40. He was good with the ball as well and picked up just 11 wickets in 22 matches. His numbers hence reflect that his IPL career was not an impressive one.


 Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels was an edgy player for the Caribbean side and had played a crucial role in West Indies who had lifted the 2012 and 2016 T20I World Cups. The right-hander was also the top scorer in the finals of both the World Cups.

However, the astonishing right-hander was never really fruitful in the Indian Premier League. In the 15 IPL games he played across three seasons, Samuels scored a total of 161 runs with an average of 12.38. He has not been featured in any IPL games post his last game in 2017.