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IPL 2022 – 3 players who made their long awaited IPL comeback this season

The Indian Premier League has long been regarded as the “go-to” league for any player seeking to establish himself on a larger stage. It has been one of the greatest leagues in the game since its inception in 2008. Its worth has also increased dramatically throughout the years. This competition has given young people a chance to shine on the biggest stage. The IPL provided opportunities for stars such as Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Suryakumar Yadav to break into the national team. Fans have observed the growth of several young people this year as well.

Aside from new players, experienced cricketers are making comebacks this year. These stars were unsold in past editions, and this season has given them a new lease on life. Let’s take a look at 3 players who made their long-awaited IPL comeback this season.

Number 1. Rishi Dhawan (Last played in 2017)


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Rishi Dhawan recently made news of his outstanding efforts throughout the 2021-2022 domestic season. He was the driving force behind Himachal Pradesh’s first Vijay Hazare Trophy victory last season. Aside from that, he won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year.

To be fair, he didn’t get many chances to shine in the IPL. KKR selected him in the 2017 IPL auction, but he was benched for the entire season. During the 2016 season, he appeared in only two games and scored 14 runs, and took two wickets.

So far this season, he has appeared in two games for Punjab. It will be fascinating to watch if PBKS management decides to offer him further opportunities to demonstrate his abilities. If he performs well, the next few seasons could pave the way for him to join the national team.


Number 2. Tymal Mills (Last Played in 2017)


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Tymal Mills has suffered numerous injuries over his career. He returned to the national team for the T20 World Cup in 2021. Despite England’s elimination in the Semi-Final, he had a strong season with the ball.

His performance piqued the interest of Mumbai’s administration. He was selected by the five-time winners during the 2022 mega auction and has been a part of a bowling unit led by Jasprit Bumrah.

He was a member of the RCB squad for the 2017 season. With only five games under his belt, he took only five wickets. He was later dropped and it took him more than four years to make a comeback.


Number 3. David Willey (Last Played in 2018)


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Since his debut in 2015, David Willey has been a regular member of the English T20I team. He is well-known for his ability to swing the ball and make early strides. With 32 T20I matches under his belt, he has some experience to offer.

He was retained by CSK ahead of the 2019 season, although he opted out of the T20 league owing to personal obligations. However, he was released in 2020 because CSK already had a good bowling unit. He was unsold during the auction because no team wanted a pinch hitter and a swing bowler on their team.

This year, though, RCB has featured him on the bench. Willey has returned to the IPL circuit after an almost three-year absence. It’s a long time for a regular in a top international squad.