Like many other franchise T20 leagues presence of Pakistan players in CPL 2021 is also prominent with many young and experience Pakistani Players in CPL representing almost all participating teams.
Pakistan Players in CPL 2021
As many 11 Pakistani cricketers playing CPL 2021 for all six teams. Other than Trinbago Knight Riders which has signed Yasir Shah as their overseas players all other teams have picked 2 Pakistan cricketers in CPL 2021 squad. With announced CPL 2021 Time Table many Pakistani cricketers will be available for whole Caribbean Premier League 2021 edition.
List of Pakistan Cricketers in CPL 2021
- Mohammad Amir & Azam Khan to play for Barbados Royals.
- Shoaib Malik & Mohammad Hafeez will represent Guyana Amazon Warriors.
- Haider Ali & Imad Wasim will feature for Jamaica Tallawahs.
- Asif Ali & Nasim Shah is part of St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
- Wahab Riaz & Usman Qadir will be part St Lucia Kings.
- Yasir Shah to play for Trinbago Knight Riders.
Pakistanis in Barbados Royals
Barbados Royals have picked up Pakistan duo of left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir and explosive middle order batsman Azam Khan to represent their team. Amir is a seasoned professional and is solely focusing on T20 franchise cricket league since announcing retirement from national duties earlier this year.
Amir has picked up 230 T20 wickets with an average of 19 while maintaining economy rate of 7.17 runs per over.
On the other hand, Azam Khan son for former Pakistan captain and wicket keeper Moin Khan. He is an explosive wicket keeper batsman and also keep wickets despite looks over weight. In his short T20 career of 48 matches he is currently maintaining strike rate of 151 runs per 100 balls.
Pakistan Players in Guyana Amazon Warriors
Guyana Amazon Warriors roped in two of the veteran Pakistani cricketers in the form of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez for CPL 2021. Both Hafeez and Malik are vastly experience when it comes to T20 franchise cricket and both can assist bat and ball.
Malik has featured in 428 T20 games worldwide and amassed more than 10,000 runs in this format in addition to his 152 wickets. Whereas Hafeez has played 334 T20 games and scored more than 7000 runs and collected 186 wickets.
Pakistan Players in St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Hard hitting middle order batsman Asif Ali and young fast bowler Nasim Shah have been picked by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots as overseas players in CPL 2021.
Asif Ali has played 201 T20 games for various T20 leagues globally. With a century under his credit he is maintaining strike rate of 147 runs per 100 balls.
On the other hand, 18-year-old Nasim Shah is an exciting young fast bowler whose short career has been hampered by injuries and he only 16 T20 appearances since making debut in October, 2019.
Pakistan Overseas Players in Jamaica Tallawahs
Experience all-rounder Imad Wasim who has been a white ball specialist for Pakistan and young exciting batsman Haider Ali are two Pakistan Players in CPL 2021 for Jamaica Tallawahs.
Veteran of 224 T20 games across BBL, CPl, BPL, PSL and vitality blast Imad has earned a reputation of being good utility player of various teams. He is closing in on 2000 t20 runs and 200 T20 wickets.
Haider Ali is the product of Pakistan junior cricket and has featured in 52 T20 games so far with maintaining strike rate of 144 runs per 100 balls at top of the order.
Pakistan Overseas Players in St Lucia Kings
Another Pakistan duo of Young and experience players are part of CPL franchise. Veteran fast bowler Wahab Riaz and young leg spinner Usman Qadir are selected as Pakistan cricketers in CPL 2021 to represent ST Lucia Kings.
Wahab Riaz with an experience of 284 T20 games which yielded him 340 wickets while playing in various T20 leagues. Wahab was also few of the Pakistan players in hundred cricket.
Usman, the son of former Pakistan leg spinner Abdul Qadir has just started his international career so far took 57 wickets in same number of T20 matches. Usman has played briefly for Perth Scorchers in BBL as well.
Pakistan Overseas Players in Trinbago Knight Riders
Another Pakistani player in CPL 2021 is Yasir Shah. Although he is not known for heroics in shortest format of the game but still he has featured in 124 T20 games for various teams including Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League.