Aaron Finch, Kings XI Punjab
Aaron Finch is the only player to represent 7 franchises in IPL © AFP

Considering his familiarity with M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Chris Gayle was expected to play Match 8 of VIVO IPL 2018 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The just-married Aaron Finch was preferred ahead and he responded with a golden duck.  However, Finch’s appearance for KXIP, made him the only player to represent 7 teams in the tournament history.

Finch played a game for RCB in 2010. The next two seasons he played 8 games for Delhi Daredevils (DD) before leading Pune Warriors India (PWI) in 2013. He was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2014 before moving to Mumbai Indians  (MI) in 2015. He played for the now defunct Gujarat Lions (GL) in 2016 and 2017 seasons, before moving to KXIP.

Highlights, IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP, Full Cricket Score and Updates, Match No. 8 at Bengaluru: LIVE: RCB win by 4 wickets
Highlights, IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP, Full Cricket Score and Updates, Match No. 8 at Bengaluru: LIVE: RCB win by 4 wickets

KXIP splashed INR 6.2 crore to win the bid for the Australian opener. Parthiv Patel (Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, SRH, RCB and MI), Dinesh Karthik (DD, KXIP, MI, RCB, GL, and KKR) and Thisara Perera (CSK, KTK, MI, SRH, KXIP and RPS)  have played for 6 teams respectively.