There’s no doubt the IPL is the most exhilarating T20 league in the world. Over the years, fans have been delighted with some thunderous performances, leaving everyone on the edge of their seats.

But apart from the on-field action, a lot of drama unfolds inside 4 walls when the IPL auction takes place. Many players go under the hammer and ply their trades for IPL franchises, earning big bucks.

However, some players have jumped from one team to another like it’s a musical chair competition. In this article, we’ll look at the 5 players who have played for the most IPL teams.

Aaron Finch | 9 IPL Teams

Australia’s T20 World Cup-winning captain, Aaron Finch, has played for the most IPL teams in the tournament. Finch featured in 92 IPL matches, scoring 2091 runs, including 15 half-centuries.

He represented 9 teams throughout his IPL career, from the Rajasthan Royals (RR) to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). 

Jaydev Unadkat | 8 IPL Teams

Jaydev Unadkat is a force on the Indian domestic circuit and has done well in the IPL as well. The Saurashtra bowler has picked up 90+ wickets in the league.

The left-arm pacer started his IPL journey with the KKR in 2010 and went on to represent 7 more teams. 

Also Read | Complete List of All IPL Team Owners 

Manish Pandey | 7 IPL Teams

Manish Pandey became the first Indian player to notch up a hundred in the IPL in 2009. The Karnataka batter has appeared in 170+ IPL matches, accumulating more than 3800 runs.

Pandey was part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the first season and has played for 7 teams in total. His stints at KKR and SRH were the most successful, with Pandey playing a crucial role in KKR winning the title in 2014. 

Dinesh Karthik | 6 IPL Teams

Dinesh Karthik has been on the radars of many teams and, thus far, has had an incredible career in the league. The keeper-batter has featured in 240+ matches and has shown his flair for hitting big runs.

Karthik has amassed more than 4500 runs in the tournament by representing 6 different teams. Moreover, he was at the helm of KKR between 2018 and 2020. 

Robin Uthappa | 6 IPL Teams

Robin Uthappa, similar to his Karnataka teammate Manish Pandey, started his IPL career with the MI in the inaugural season. The right-hand batter played 205 matches, scoring 4952 runs, including 27 fifties.

Uthappa played a key role in KKR’s 2014 IPL title win, as he garnered 660 runs and won the Orange Cap. In 2021, he was part of the title-winning CSK team, and he bid adieu to the IPL by playing his last season with them in 2022.


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