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Who is the IPL Oldest Player of 2021?

April 15, 2021

Written By,

Brijesh Mehta

Know about IPL Oldest Player

IPL 2021 tournament is currently going on, and eight different teams are putting their best effort to reach the top of the ranks.  Each team has some young and talented players with at least one IPL oldest player giving their 100 per cent on the field to lead their side to the 2021 trophy.

The first match of IPL was played on April 9, 2021, between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, where RCB accumulated three essential points defending IPL 2020 champion MI.

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Considering the risk of COVID 19, all the matches of IPL 2021 will be played on neutral venues. This IPL will see the blend of some of the youngest players to senior and experienced players under a common roof. 

In the sport, the mental training and experience components are of greater importance to athletic performance.  Scientists have researched and found that most humans’ physical peak in most sports is between 25 and 35 years of age.

According to the American College of sports medicine, an Athlete cannot train and perform at maximum heart rate for extended periods. With the increasing age, their heart’s ability to work is reduced.

However, there are some renowned cricketers in the IPL, for whom age is just a number. 

Despite their increasing age, they have imposing physique, agility and power to exploit the game through their long cricketing experience. They could be a lucky charm for you to bet in IPL through your preferred IPL online betting app or a website.

Let’s have a look at top 5 oldest players in IPL 2021.

IPL 2021: 5 Oldest Players Who Will Play This Year

MS Dhoni

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The former Indian Cricket captain MS Dhoni is currently in his late 30’s. He is representing Chennai Super Kings since the first edition of IPL as the team’s captain.

Next year if he continues to play IPL, he will reach 40. Except for the 2020 season, MS Dhoni has led his team to the playoff and the final on multiple occasions.

Having won the IPL already three times, Chennai will be looking for the 4th IPL trophy this year.

This can be possible with an experienced player like Dhoni, who has the finest batting record in the IPL. He has scored 4632 runs in the IPL tournament with 23 half-centuries in his 204 appearances.

Harbajan Singh 

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Harbajan Singh is a specialist spin bowler who has played in every edition of the IPL since 2008 except IPL 2020. He is currently 40 years old and represents Kolkata Knight Riders in 2021 IPL.

Harbajan played for Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2017 and then for Chennai Super Kings from 2018-2019. 

The popular off-spinner of India, Harbajan, was bought by KKR for Rs. 2 crores in IPL 2021 auction. It shows the franchise trust in his talents and experience. 

So far, Harbajan has accumulated 150 wickets in IPL, playing 160 matches, and this year his bowling attack may put the opponents in a difficult situation. 

Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle, also referred to as Universe Boss, is known for his exuberating style of gameplay. He is 41 years old, but his energy and stamina are like an 18 years old athlete.

The West Indies Batsman knows how to add thrill to the match and amaze the fans. The opponent bowlers take a sigh of relief when they succeed to grab Gayle wicket.

Since 2009, he has been showcasing his talents in IPL and currently, he plays for Kings XI Punjab. In the IPL 2020 season, he smashed 23 sixes playing seven games for Punjab Kings. So far, Gayle has played 132 matches in IPL and has many records to his name.

In his 12 years of IPL career, he has scored 4772 runs with 31st centuries and six centuries.

In the past, Gayle also represented Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League.

Imran Tahir

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The South African Spinner Imran Tahir is among the oldest players who will play in IPL 2021. He is 41 years old at present and plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.

After winning the Purple Cap for taking the highest number of wickets in the 2019 IPL tournament, he came to the limelight. In 2019 alone, he bagged 26 wickets in IPL. 

Tahir started playing IPL in 2014 and scalped 80 wickets, playing 58 matches for different teams. He played for Delhi Capitals from IPL 2014 to 2016. He has been an active member of the Chennai Super Kings since IPL 2018.

Kedar Jadhav

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The Indian Right Hand Batsman Kedar Jadhav is now 36 years old who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021.  He was released by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the mini-auction and bought by SH for Rs.2 crore in IPL 2021 auction. He is playing IPL since 2010, representing different teams.

Jadav started his IPL career with Delhi Capitals, and after a year stint with Delhi, he moved to another team named Kochi Tuskers Kerala. 

Jadav made a comeback for Delhi in IPL 2013 and continued to play for the team till 2015. Then he became an active player of Royal Challengers Bangalore from IPL 2016 to IPL 2018. 

After spending his prominent years with RCB, he represented Chennai Super kings from IPL 2016 to IPL 2018. Playing for four different teams so far, Jadav has scored 1141 runs in his 87 IPL matches.

Even at the age of 36, Sunrisers recognized his true skills and bought him for two crores. Let’s see what kind of magic will Jadav Spell for Sunriser Hyderabad in IPL 2021.

Bottom Line:

In real life cricket, experience obviously plays a part. The manager wants to bring experienced players to their team to groom and inspire the young players.

The players mentioned above have gained invaluable experience in their younger days and their skill set will help the side in a pressure situation.

Since many experienced and old players will be part of IPL 2021, we may get a chance to enjoy the thrill of nail-biting competition. This could also be a good opportunity for you to bet on IPL matches after learning ipl satta tips while enjoying the game’s live stream.

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Written By,

Brijesh Mehta

Brijesh Mehta is a content writer & strategist from India providing his top-notch skills & expertise in the Sports and online casino industry for more than seven years. He is an avid reader and creative writer who is fond of words and uses them to teach others about online betting and trending sports news through his in-depth guides.