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Which 11 Pakistanis have played IPL?

Which 11 Pakistanis have played IPL?

Which 11 Pakistanis have played IPL?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was kicked off in 2007-2008 and got to hire as many as eleven Pakistani players in different teams. As the Indo-Pak political tensions rose later, the IPL management denied picking any Pakistani player in the IPL 2009 edition.

The Mumbai Terror Attacks were to be blamed on Pakistan as usual although India did not have clear prooves. Consequently, Pakistanis, despite prooving themselves as the vital cogs in the league, were dismissed in the later editions.

Here are the eleven players who were part of the inaugural IPL edition.

Which 11 Pakistanis have played IPL?

Umar Gul

Umar Gul was hired by Shahrukh Khan’s KKR. He was the front-line pacer but proved his worth more with the bat.

He smashed 5 maximums in the 4 batted innings (SR: 203.25). Whereas, he ended with the best figures of 4-23 in the last match of IPL he played against Kings XI Punjab.

Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez became the fourth Pakistani player to highlight in the Indian Premier League. He was auctioned by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Hafeez failed to show clinching 64 runs off 8 matches. His best remained 12 on 24 balls against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Addressing his bowling figure, he bowled the best spell of four overs conceding 8 runs, and picked Scott Styris. Later, he could clutch only one wicket in the next three innings.

Which Pakistanis have played IPL?

Salman Butt

Salman Butt, a terrific batter from Pakistan appealed to everyone in the IPL. Being a crucial part of Sourav Ganguly’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Salman remained the top-scorer by the end of IPL 2008.

Playing seven matches, the cap getter smashed 193 runs. Salman’s 73 of 54 balls remained his best score of the IPL.

Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir was the purple cap holder of the 2008’s league’s season. He concluded with the best bowling figure perceiving a 6-wicket-haul yielding just 14 runs.

The record remained unbreakable for anyone until Alzarri Joseph arose with the figure of 6/12 in 2019 breaking the 11-year-old record of Tanvir.

Which Pakistanis have played IPL?

Mohammad Asif:

The medium-fast bowler represented Delhi Daredevils in the 8 matches. He was sold in the prime edition of the IPL.

Frisking the first game of the IPL, he incited everyone with his stats. Asif grabbed 2 wickets conceding 9 runs in 4 overs against Deccan Chargers.

Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal, the sensational opener, was part of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL’s beginning edition. In slog overs, he was noted making some crucial runs.

Kamran’s 53 off 28 balls remained career’s best that he thumped against the Dhoni-led CSK.


Younis Khan

The terrific batter, Younis Khan was picked by the eventual winners, Rajasthan Royals. He did not excite the masses as he has a sparse IPL one-match career.

The batter was given a chance which he missed making sure not to make it in the IPL playing XI again.

Shahid Afridi:

Afridi, the leg-spinner, is known to be the terrific and explosive hitter mid-order hitter. He flopped with the bat scoring only 81 runs in 10 matches.

However, he bowled leg-spin techniques and desisted with the best figure of 3/28 grasping a total of 9 wickets by the careers’ termination.

Which 11 Pakistanis have played IPL?

Shoaib Akhtar:

Shoaib Akhtar, preferably known as the Rawalpindi Express, inspired everyone with his heroic bowling stats. Knocking Delhi Daredevils batters, Shoaib targetted 4 wickets conceding 11 runs.

He has a total of 5 IPL wickets in the short-league vocation as Indo-Pak problems built later.

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik remained unproductive for the Virender Sehwag-led team (Delhi Daredevils). Being an all-rounder, he flunked either with the bat or with the bowl.

Scoring 52 runs in 7 matches, Shoaib glanced 2 wickets at a hammering economy of 10.

Misbah ul Haq

Fans expected Misbah to be a vital cog but the Royal Challengers Bangalore batter could tally only 117 runs at an unappealing SR of 81.

He was sent to the pavilion by the Mumbai Indians on golden luck as he played his last innings of the world’s richest T20 league.

Which 11 Pakistanis have played IPL?

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