Pakistan Super League is one of the popular T20 leagues at the moment. In the Indian Premier League, Pakistan players are not allowed. BCCI also does not allow the Indian cricketers to take part in other leagues. Hence, PSL has not seen any Indian cricketers. Even the retired players who play in tournaments such as the Sri Lankan Premier League have not tried the PSL experience. That said, a few cricketers of Indian origin have played in PSL. In fact, a few of them have even gone on to win the trophy. In this article, we take a look at two Indian-origin players who have won the PSL so far in the tournament’s history.
In IPL, as well, a few Pakistan-origin cricketers have found success. The likes of Moeen Ali and Imran Tahir have won the tournament before. We look at the reverse examples in this article.
1) Samuel Badree – 2016 (Islamabad United)
Born into an Indo-Trinidadian family, Samuel Badree is one of the best T20 spinners that West Indies has seen. For a long time, the leggie was at No.1 in the ICC’s T20I rankings. He has also won the PSL. Badree won in the inaugural edition of PSL in 2016. However, the player has not enjoyed a great stint with the franchise. In seven games he played for them, he could take just four wickets.
2) Samit Patel – 2018 (Islamabad United)
Samit Patel is one of the Indian-origin players who have won the PSL so far in the tournament’s history. In 2018, he won it with Islamabad United. He actually played well for them. In 17 games, he scored 175 runs for them apart from collecting 17 wickets. Although he does not play for England now, Samit enjoys stints in various T20 leagues across the globe. He represented in all the three formats for the country, although it was mostly in the T20 format.