IPL: 5 PAK Players Who Will Fetch Huge Bids If They Are Allowed To Play

PAK Players Who Will Fetch Huge Bids
Pakistani players who would have fetched huge IPL contracts if they had been allowed to play in the IPL

Pakistan enthralled everyone in the T20 World Cup 2021 with their gutsy play. They bowled, fielded, and batted supremely well right through the World Cup. If not for the brilliant partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade, Pakistan would have emerged champions, Their only loss in the tournament came in the semifinals. They are surely one of the teams to watch out for in the coming few T20 World Cups too. Hence a thought crossed the minds about what if they get a chance in IPL, lets see PAK Players Who Will Fetch Huge Bids in IPL.

We look at 5 PAK Players Who Will Fetch Huge Bids in the IPL 2022 mega auctions had they been allowed to play:

#5 Asif Ali

Asif Ali showed to the world his finishing capabilities. He took on the best of the attacks in the end overs to take his team over the line. Ali smashed 4 sixes in the penultimate over against Afghanistan in a close game. IPL teams often find it difficult to draft in a quality finisher to their side. Ali would have surely filled that gap. He could have fetched an IPL contract worth INR 5-7 crores.

#4 Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan has had an iconic T20 year. He has smashed runs for will right through the year. Rizwan was once a middle-order batsman who was promoted to open. And he has grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

He formed a formidable partnership with Babar Azam. Rizwan’s energy at the top rubs off on the entire team. He is adept at pacing his innings beautifully. An opener-keeper, Rizwan is a rare asset. He would have easily picked up an IPL contract worth INR 6-8 crores.

#3 Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan is a tremendous player. His limited-overs skills are right up there with the very best. Khan is a wrist-spinning allrounder. He is a guaranteed 4-overs bowler who bats lower down the order. To add to this, Khan is a fabulous fielder who saves 10-12 runs every inning. He is a quintessential 3-dimensional player that teams need. Khan would have fetched an IPL contract worth INR 7-9 crores.

#2 Babar Azam

Babar Azam is the world’s number T20 batsman currently. He sets the tempo for Pakistan right upfront. Azam is excellent against both pace and spin. He isn’t someone who has any visible weakness. Azam being the captain can also be absorbed as a leader in the group. His consistency, his discipline are traits that would have fetched an IPL contract worth INR 10-12 crores.

#1 Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Shah Afridi was the toast of the T20 World Cup 2021. He set the tone for Pakistan in the very first game of the tournament. Afridi bowled a sensational spell dismantling Indian openers in a high-pressure game. His deliveries to dismiss both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were the stuff of gold.

Afridi is a beast with the new ball especially. IPL teams are always on the lookout for such game-changers. Afridi easily would have been the costliest bowler picked in the auctions. His contract would have ranged somewhere between INR 12-14 crores.

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