When the Indian Premier League (IPL) was introduced in 2008, some top Pakistan cricketers participated in that edition. But due to the continuously rising political tension between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan cricketers’ were banned from the IPL since the 2009 edition. So, that’s why we don’t see any Pakistan cricketers in the IPL tournament.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ready to host the entire IPL 2020 from 19th September to 10th November 2020. Though there are no Pakistan cricketers in the upcoming IPL edition too, there are a few players who have a direct relation with Pakistan.
Here we are talking about these IPL 2020 cricketers who have a relation with Pakistan
The 41-year-old South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir was born in Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan) on 27th March 1979. He served for Pakistan U19 during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in 1998. Later, he also served for Pakistan’s domestic sides and Pakistan A.
But when his cricket career was not growing up, Tahir initially focused on English County cricket and then he went to South Africa. In South Africa, he married Indian-origin woman Sumayya Dildar and permanently settled in that country.
Starting his domestic career in South Africa in the 2007/08 season, Tahir became eligible to play for South Africa in international cricket during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Making a debut in international cricket during that tournament, Tahir highly impressed the world cricket and continued his impressive bowling for a long time.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) leggie Tahir won the Purple Cap in the IPL 2019 where he took 26 wickets in 17 games. In IPL career, Tahir has taken 79 wickets in 55 matches.