Performance of Pakistani Players in IPL

Posted on June 7, 2008
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Owais Mughal

First edition of IPL twenty-20 tournament finished six days ago. Eleven Pakistani players also took part in the tournament. Following was their performance. While Sohail Tanvir was declared the best bowler of the tournament, we didn’t see many match winning performances from Pakistani batsmen.

As clear from batting analysis, only Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq were able to score more than 100 runs total in the whole tournament. Shoaib Akhtar took 4 wickets in his first match of IPL and caused a brief stir. Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi also did well in bowling. Shahid Afridi however, proved a total failure in batting by managing only 81 runs off 9 innings.

What is your opinion on Pakistani performance in IPL or on this new wave of cricket entertainment called Twenty-20. I’ve seen few Internet articles claiming twenty-20 has it origin in Pakistan where it was first introduced as 20 overs a side Ramzan Cricket in 80s. I personally remember Nazimabad “Super Cup” Ramzan tournament of 1980s where matches started in the afternoon and were completed before ‘iftar’ time. In last few editions of Super Cup, it drew 36 teams from all across Pakistan. It is said that Pakistan failed to commercialize on this form of cricket and now we are left far behind in its commercial success. We’d like to hear your opinion on this.

13 responses to “Performance of Pakistani Players in IPL”

  1. shahid arifwala 149 says:

    sohail aur umar ke perfomance world class the bake bus thek he the lake ipl boht kamyab raha

  2. shahid says:

    sohail aur umar ke perfomance world class the bake bus thek he the

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    Babar. Thanks for pointing out the mistake. Sohail Tanveer’s Economy Rate was 6.46 and his Strike Rate was 11.2. Other numbers are correct.

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