Top Pakistani Cricketers who played in the Indian Premier League (IPL)

Kamran Akmal - Rajasthan Royals

Akmal joined Rajasthan Royals for the inaugural IPL season, playing as a wicketkeeper and top-order batsman in five matches. The Royals signed him for Rs 60 lakhs.

Sohail Tanvir - Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals secured the services of the former Pakistani left-arm pacer for Rs 40.16 lakhs. Sohail Tanvir made a significant impact in the RR lineup during that season.

Younis Khan

Younis Khan was a member of the Rajasthan Royals squad that season, secured for a sum of Rs 90.36 lakhs.

Mohammad Hafeez

Hafeez represented the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after being purchased by the franchise for Rs 40.16 lakhs.

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan captain, joined the Deccan Chargers with a significant price tag of Rs 2.71 crore, making him the highest-paid Pakistani cricketer at the time.

Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Asif

Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Asif were each purchased by the Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2 crore and 2.61 crore, respectively.

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar became one of the highest-priced players of that season when Kolkata Knight Riders acquired him for Rs 1.7 crore.

Salman Butt

Salman Butt featured in a total of 7 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), accumulating 193 runs, including a half-century. He was acquired for Rs 40.16 lakhs.


Misbah-Ul-Haq was a player for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, having been purchased by RCB for Rs 50.2 lakhs.