The Nomads Of The Tournament…… Players Who Have Played For More Than 3 Teams In The Ipl

Players playing for different teams in the IPL are not such a rare sight to see. There are players who have shifted teams in each of the editions of the tournament. Shifting teams in IPL is not as ostracised as shifting teams in football, I mean, a player who has played for both Mumbai and Bangalore won’t receive the same treatment as someone who has played for both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, but still, when you see your former player score some runs against you, it will hurt.

Today, we will be looking at the different nomads of the IPL, the players who have played for more than 3 teams.

Ravindra Jadeja

Players Who Have Played For More Than 3 Teams In The Ipl

Aaron Finch- 7 Teams:

During the 13 years of the tournament, Aaron Finch has played for 7 different teams. Finch made his IPL debut with Rajasthan Royals in 2010, but his maiden IPL campaign wasn’t as successful as he would have imagined it to be, he only played a single game for Rajasthan before switching allegiance to Delhi Daredevils, ahead of the 2011 edition of the tournament. Finch spent 2 seasons with the Delhi team, playing 8 matches and scoring 102 runs.

The 2013 IPL was probably Finch’s best IPL season ever, he captained the Pune Warriors and also had a decent performance with the bat, in 14 games he scored 456 runs. In the next 6 editions of the tournament, he played for 4 different teams. Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.  Finch has also lifted the trophy with Mumbai Indians. Unfortunately, he did not get picked ahead of the 2021 IPL. In total, Finch has played 87 matches for 7 different teams.

Dinesh Karthik- 6 Teams:

The Tamil Nadu-born wicket-keeper batsman has played for 6 different teams since the tournament began in 2008. He made his debut with Delhi Daredevils in 2008 and was with them till 2010. He had decent two seasons with the team, scoring 433 runs in 28 matches. He then played one season with Punjab Kings before shifting to Mumbai Indians, where he spent 2 seasons.

Karthik also had stints at Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions, playing one and two seasons respectively. Karthik is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, with whom he has been since 2018, the longest he has served for any team. Karthik has played a total of 202 matches and has scored an impressive 3932 runs with a high score of 97. It doesn’t look like, KKR will release the great by time soon, as he is one of their most valuable players.

Parthiv Patel- 6 Teams:

Similar to Dinesh Karthik, Parthiv Patel has also played for 6 different teams in the IPL, with his best performance coming during the 2017 edition of the tournament with Mumbai Indians. Parthiv started his IPL journey with Chennai Super Kings, spending three seasons, in the three seasons, he played a total of 26 matches and scored 446 runs.

For the 2011 edition of the tournament, he was acquired by the Kochi Tuskers and had a moderate season with them. He then went on to play for the Deccan Chargers and the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in three separate seasons, before settling down at Mumbai. Parthiv Patel played some of his best IPL games at Mumbai. He spent 3 seasons with the club, playing 40mathces and scoring 911 runs.  Parthiv then spent 2 seasons at RCB before calling it quits.

Thisara Perera- 6 Teams:

Perera has played a total of 6 seasons in the IPL, and in all 6 seasons of the IPL, he has played for different teams. He started with his IPL career with Chennai Super Kings in 2010, before shifting to, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Mumbai Indians, Surisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and the Rising Pune Supergiants. Perera’s best season in the IPL probably was the 2013 edition of the tournament, where he scored 233 runs and took 19 wickets. Perera has not found a team since his last outing in 2016, and I know for a fact, he will be itching to get another chance to play.

Ravindra Jadeja- 4 Teams:

Ravindra Jadeja hasn’t played for as many teams as Finch or some of the other players on this list, but after his escapades against RCB, I knew I had to include him on this list. Jadeja started his career with Rajasthan Royals in the 2008 edition of the tournament and was a crucial part of their title-winning squad.

He spent 2 seasons with Rajsthan, playing 27 matches and scoring 430 runs, and taking 6 wickets. After 2 successful seasons at Rajasthan, Jadeja had missed the 2010 edition of the tournament due to some contract issues, however for the 2011 edition, he represented Kochi Tuskers Kerala. In the one season he spent there, he played 14 games and scored 282 runs, and took 8 wickets. He later went on to play for the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Lions. Jadeja is known for donning the yellow jersey and is also considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders of the game.

These are the different nomads of the game. While playing for so many different teams has its own set of advantages, there will surely be some disadvantages as well.