Five players from Pakistani ancestry participated in the IPL after the first season

Here are the five Pakistan-born players who played in IPL after inaugural 2008 season

Owais Shah represented England in international cricket from 2001 until 2009. He represented England in 17 T20 International (T20I) games, appearing in 15 innings, scoring 347 runs at a strike rate of 122.18

Azhar Mahmood, a former all-rounder for Pakistan, gained a British citizen in 2011, which allowed him to play in the IPL. Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) paid $2,000,000 to secure his services at the IPL 2012 auctions.

Australia’s Test team is not complete without Usman Khawaja, a cricketer from Islamabad. For a starting price of INR 1 crore, the left-handed hitter enrolled for the 2016 IPL auctions. Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)

Imran Tahir, a former South African leg-spinner, has a reputation for spinning well. Tahir represented the Pakistan Under-19 team before playing for the Proteas in international cricket. Lahore, Punjab, is where the leggie was born

Pakistani-origin Zimbabwe player Sikandar Raza debuted in IPL 2023 for Punjab Kings (PBKS). At the 2023 IPL auction, Raza got fetched at his base price of INR 50 lakh by the 2014 IPL runners-up