IPL 2022 Auction: Three Pakistan-born Cricketers, who are part of the 2022 Auction
IPL 2022 Auction: The Indian Premier League has always attracted players from across the world. And more than 1,200 players registered for the IPL 2022 mega-auction. However, the BCCI has shortlisted 590 players in total who will come under the hammer in the auction. These players have finally made it to the final round.
This auction will see players from more than 12 different countries. Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Scotland, and USA are some of these countries.
But there is one nation whose players are not allowed to play in the IPL. We are talking about Pakistan. However, many Pakistani superstars were part of the IPL in its inaugural edition. But due to India’s conflict with Pakistan and the 26/11, the BCCI has banned Pakistani players from taking part in the IPL.
But this time around, we will see some Pakistan born cricketers in the auction. These are those players who have moved to other countries and are residents of those countries. So here we take a look at three Pakistani-born cricketers who are taking part in the IPL auction. What is the full form of IPL? Find the right answer here.
The leg spinner is the oldest player to register for the auction. The 42-year-old was part of the CSK in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He has just played four matches for CSK in the last two seasons. Tahir has shown that age is just a number. He was part of the World Giants in the inaugural season of Legends League Cricket.
He is currently associated with the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League. The leg spinner was impressive in 2019 as he won the “Purple Cap” holder that year. He has still got that ability to rip through any batting line-up. And this Pakistan-origin player is likely to get bids from several franchises and might get a big contract.
Usman Khawaja is another Pakistan-origin batter that is under the hammer in the IPL 2022. The left-handed batsman is one of the biggest underdogs in international cricket of this generation. However, he was part of the Rising Pune Giants in the IPL in the 2016 season. The last time he was part of the auction in 2019 but went unsold. But he has re-announced himself on the international circuit.
He was part of the recently concluded Ashes series, and he scored a century in both innings of his comeback Test. Not many know that he is a proven T20I batsman as well. He was a member of the Sydney Thunder in the BBL and also played in the PSL. Khawaja has a few hundreds in his T20 career. So he might get a deal this time in the auction. Looking for betting tips in hindi? Do check it here.
Next on the list is Pakistan-born bowler Ali Khan. Ali Khan has moved to the USA to play cricket. And he is the only American player to register in the IPL. The right-arm fast bowler has 53 wickets in 48 T20 wickets. He was part of KKR in 2020 but due to his injury, he was ruled out of the tournament.
Ali Khan went unsold in 2021 and would be hoping to get a deal in the 2022 auction. He is a regular member of the PSL and CPL. He has set his base price of 40 lakhs. Try this cricket match prediction app for android.