Top Pakistan cricketers who played in IPL

Top Pakistan cricketers who played in IPL

Let us look at the Pakistani players who played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the inaugural season before getting banned.

Several top Pakistani cricketers have made their mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL), showcasing their skills on a global stage. Renowned players like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and Shoaib Akhtar have left a lasting impact with their exceptional performances in various IPL seasons. However, due to political tensions between India and Pakistan, Pakistani players have been absent from recent IPL editions.

Shoaib AkhtarKolkata Knight Riders
Umar Gul Kolkata Knight Riders
Salman ButtKolkata Knight Riders
Mohammad HafeezKolkata Knight Riders
Shoaib MalikDelhi Daredevils
Mohammad Asif Delhi Daredevils
Sohail TanvirRajasthan Royals
Kamran Akmal Rajasthan Royals
Younis KhanRajasthan Royals
Misbah ul Haq Royal Challengers Bangalore
Shahid AfridiDeccan Chargers
Azhar Mahmood Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab

Top 5 Pakistani cricketers who played IPL

Shoaib Akhtar

The most loved Pakistani cricketer in India, Shoaib Akhtar, played for the Indian Premier League in the inaugural season. He played in three matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he took five wickets.

Misbah ul Haq

Misbah ul Haq was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore. He played eight matches in the team with Virat Kohli and scored 117 runs in IPL 2008.

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi was associated with the Deccan Chargers in the inaugural season of IPL. He played 10 matches and scored 81 runs and picked up nine wickets.

Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik played for Delhi Daredevils in the first IPL season. He did not make any impact in the season as he scored just 52 runs in seven games. He also took two wickets.

Umar Gul

Umar Gul was the most successful Pakistani cricketer in IPL. He had taken 12 scalps in six matches. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders.


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