Kent, Dhaka Gladiators, Comilla Victorians, Derbyshire
In a decorated career, Darren Stevens has featured for as many as six different teams in his career so far. One of the oldest serving cricketers, Stevens made his first-class debut way back in 1997, for Leicestershire. An utility cricketer, Stevens can bat amongst the top four and bowl useful medium-pace. As such, it came as a massive surprise that he didn't come anywhere near representing England in any format of the game. He did come close though - selected for the England Lions squad as well as being a part of the 30-member preliminary World Cup squad in 2003. Stevens had a slow start to his career and it was later (after the departure of prominent batsmen) that he well and truly cemented his place in the Leicestershire line-up. Stevens quit Leicestershire in 2004 and joined Kent - a move that would make him a part of the Canterbury folklore. With Kent, he secured the Twenty20 cup in 2007 and chipped in with 1277 runs in his very first season in 2004. Stevens has aged well and it was evident in his performances during 2017 - with him well past the forty-year mark.With bowling being his second bow, he ended the season with a whopping 62 wickets. The advent of Twenty20 cricket has meant that Stevens has been a regular feature for Otago in New Zealand's SuperSmash as well as being a part of the Dhaka franchise in the Bangladesh Premier League. His tenure in Bangladesh though was mired in controversy. In August 2013, he was charged by the ICC of failing to report two corrupt approaches in connection with the games in the BPL. A tribunal was set-up to investigate match-fixing charges within the Dhaka Gladiators franchise and acquitted Stevens of any wrongdoing in February, 2014.