Although the Pakistani players are banned from playing the IPL, here are 3 Pakistani players who can be an asset for CSK in the IPL.
The Pakistani team is famous for being the most unpredictable team all over the world. While this may prove to be a deficiency in other formats, this fits perfectly well I a format like T20. Pakistan lost the Final against India in the inaugural ICC World T20 but won the T20 title a couple of years later.
In the very first edition of the IPL, the bowler who bagged the Purple Cap was none other than Sohail Tanvir. However, Pakistani players have not been allowed to play in the IPL after 2008.
Amid all this, there are several fans who want to see the Pakistani players in action in the IPL. Carrying forward the same line of thought, we have come up with 3 Pakistani players who can be an asset for CSK in the IPL.
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Most Indians would remember Fakhar Zaman from the knock he played in the Finals of the Champions Trophy against India. Zaman was just playing his 4th ODI when he smashed a 114-run knock off 106 deliveries. It was his century that took Pakistan to a mammoth target.
What makes Fakhar an asset is that he can also bowl part-time left-arm orthodox spin. Zaman has also featured for T20 franchises like Lahore Qalandars, Durban Qalandars and Comilla Victorians.
Wrist spinners are in high demand in T20 leagues all across the world. Even the top 5 spinners in World T20 rankings comprise off spinners. Shadab Khan is definitely one exciting leggie.
Given that Rashid Khan for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for the Kings XI Punjab have wreaked havoc in the IPL, Shadab Khan who comes from the neighbouring land can prove useful for CSK.
The manner Shadab dismissed Yuvraj Singh in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy shows that he has a deceptive googly. He has proved his worth in the Big Bash League as well, being economical apart from taking useful wickets.
Hasan Ali/Mohammad Aamir
Hasan Ali is a very exciting prospect not only for Pakistan but for teams all across the globe. He is a right armer amid the plethora of left arm pacer in Pakistan and brings in some variety in the set up.
The fact that he has a lot of variations up his sleeves makes him fit for the IPL. Belonging from Punjab in Pakistan, the experience he has on bowling on sub continental wickets will certainly come in handy in the IPL.
On the other hand, Mohammad Amir is the experience one between the two. Aamir has seen a lot of ups and downs in his career and left all behind to prove his worth in the international circuit.
If there is a little bit on offer, Aamir’s potency increases manifold as he can dismiss the best in the world and raises his bar in big matches.