Indian Premier League is one of the most extravagant and certainly the richest T20 leagues in the world. The marquee tournament over the years has opened doors for many young players to prove and show their mettle to the world. It is because of the IPL that players who debut for the country play fearless cricket and express themselves.
In 2008, Pakistan cricketers were part of IPL and a few of them also gained the limelight with their performances. However, due to political tensions between nations, players from Pakistan have missed out in recent years. Many players from the neighbouring nation have expressed their desire to play in the IPL.
The Pakistan cricket team has some great cricketers who can walk straight into the playing XI if they play for any team. The likes of Babar Azam and Mohammad Amir would be an asset for any team and so can many other Pakistani players be. Let’s have a look at five players who deserve to play in the IPL.
Pakistan’s limited over vice-captain Shadab Khan can be a profitable bet for any IPL franchise if Pakistani players are allowed to play in the cash-rich league. Ever since making his debut, the leg-spinner has been one of the mainstays for Babar Azam-led side in the bowling department and is crucial in the current scheme of things.
Shadab Khan has been one of the prolific bowlers in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as in the 52 matches the right-arm leg spinner has taken 46 wickets at an average of 29.73 and an economy rate of 7.40. With his ability to the bat lower-down the order with a strike rate of nearly 130 he can be a valuable asset for any team he plays for in the Indian Premier League (IPL).