5 Pakistan players who would get huge bids if they take part in IPL Player Auction

5 Pakistan players who would get huge bids if they take part in IPL Player Auction

Here are a few Pakistan players who may have gotten a whiff of interest from the IPL teams.

Shoaib Malik Pakistan
Shoaib Malik of Pakistan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The last decade and a half have been a total turnaround in terms of cricket in India as people tend to follow the game passionately, with more zeal and endearment. The Incarnation of the most-loved franchise-based T20 tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL) help populous to rejuvenate, share ecstasy, see their beloved International cricketers play along each other, the streets start to blare horn, but one thing has been staggering and unparalleled is non-participation of the Pakistani cricketers.

Albeit in cricket, India and Pakistan are ‘arch-rivals’, it is the passion to cheer their nation which spreads brotherhood across the borders, which eventually helps the players to get the best out of them. However, the glimpse of Pakistan players which was seen in first two seasons after which they got dissipate and were never seen thereafter. It has been believed that after 26/11 attack, all eight franchises were asked by the penultimate board to either suspend or terminate their contracts.

Had they been allowed to play in the premier T20 tournament, it would have been a treat to witness not only the affectionate concordance which players carry but would have also help populous witness sheer class of some of the greats of modern-day cricket from Pakistan. The following are the list of Pakistani cricketers who could have left a mark on Indian soil if the opportunity would have knocked their door.

1. Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Fakhar is known for using his feet against the spinners, and one would have to say that the 27-year-old lad is able to smash the ball a long way, which helps him to notch his strike-rate by a huge margin in the middle overs. He uses his feet to the perfection which would have helped him showcase his cricketing skills even better on spin-friendly tracks which Indian soil offers. Moreover, seeing the glimpse of his batting style, it won’t be wrong to say that Fakhar emulates the legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.

The resolute and composed No. 3 has an excellent batting technique and can hold the innings together. Having played 12 T20 Internationals and scoring over 200 runs, Fakhar can be lethal in the subcontinent conditions. He carries the highest score of 50 to his side with an astonishing strike-rate of 123.12 speaks volumes about his game.

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