Written byRodney Dsouza
Since the inception of T20 cricket, the sport took a dramatic turn and when the IPL was born in 2008, it escalated to a new level.
The big pay cheques of the IPL attracted some of the world's finest talent over the last 10 editions.
Despite being the go-to destination for many, some top cricketers have never played the IPL.
Here is our list.
One of the top bowlers in world cricket and the current world number one Test bowler, Jimmy Anderson is one of the biggest stars of world cricket who has never featured in the IPL.
The right arm seamer, who is well known for his swing bowling, can destroy the best of best batting line-ups in helpful conditions.
England Test captain, Joe Root is the second Englishman on this list.
Root, who enrolled for his first IPL, was ignored at this year's auctions, despite him being one of the fab-four of international cricket.
Root can be a fine addition to any team. He boasts an amazing T20I average of 39.10 and a strike rate of 128.76 in 25 matches.
One of the finest pace bowlers in modern day cricket, Josh Hazlewood has been a crucial member of Australia's pace attack over the last few years.
The right arm speedster is one of the most economical bowlers in world cricket.
Known for his accuracy and discipline, Hazlewood has a healthy average of 24.35 and has claimed 37 wickets in T20 cricket.
Sri Lankans have always been a hit at the IPL auction, barring this edition.
But Upul Tharanga has never played an IPL game in his lengthy career so far.
The 32-year-old southpaw has scored 2,231 runs including 15 half centuries at an average of 27.20 and a strike rate of 125.26 in T20 cricket.
South African, all-rounder Vernon Philander is well known for his subtle variations and is one of the best pacers across the globe.
In 101 T20 games, Philander has bagged 79 wickets at an average of 30 and an economy of 7.89.
The right-handed player has also scored 862 runs at an average of 24.62 at a strike rate of 134.89.
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