Here is the list of five veterans who would be seen in action in the IPL 2019. They have already left behind a legacy at the respective franchises they have turned out for.
M S Dhoni (CSK)
With 4016 career IPL runs across 175 matches, a strike-rate of 138.19, an average of 40.16 and 87 catches with 33 stumpings to his name, Dhoni is all set to lead CSK in yet another season of the IPL.
Shane Watson (CSK)
Though retired from international cricket, Shane Watson is still destructive in T20. Initially he played for Rajasthan Royals. Recently he moved to Chennai Super Kings. Last year, he scored 555 runs from 15 matches at an average of 39.64 and a strike rate of 154.
Chris Gayle (Punjab)
With 3994 runs in 111 innings (the second highest for an overseas batsman in the history of IPL), Gayle hit peak form for Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2011 to 2013 where he averaged more than 60.
He plays for Kings XI Punjab this season and lot is expected from him.
Imran Tahir (CSK)
At 37, Imran Tahir peaked for south Africa. Number one bowler in T20Is, Tahir has previously played for Delhi Daredevils, Rising Pune Supergiant and now Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
Yuvraj Singh (Mumbai)
After going unpicked in the initial rounds of the auctions for the 2019 edition, Yuvraj was picked by Mumbai Indians in the last round and he has since gone on to say it’s the franchise where he feels trusted and comfortable.
From being picked for 16 crore in the 2015 edition by Delhi Daredevils to going for one crore in the last auction, there is no denying that Yuvraj’s stock has dropped.