Pakistani players list in SLPL 2012. Many Pakistani players have got declaration to participate inaugural Sri Lanka Premiere League 1st edition. It is the beginning of new era in the Srilankan cricket and Pakistani players are welcomed for it. Top 14 of the Pakistani players have been bided in this lucrative league. Among these players, are included: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Azhar Mehmood, Saeed Ajmal., Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-haq, Umer Gul, Abdur Razzaq, Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Ahmed Shehzed, Abdur Rehman, Sohail Tanvir and Hammad Azam.
Shahid Afridi has gone to Ruhana franchise and he is the icon player of the team with a ‘boom boom‘ logo. He has been bided at a rate of 50,000 USD. Afridi would be having same role as he has having in his national team to strike big and take wickets with the ball. Next in line, is Shoaib Malik who is being purchased by Uva at a rate of 35000 USD. His role in the team would be to steady things in middle of an innings and bat through. Furthermore, he would also be required ball some tight overs in the middle of the innings when needed.
Azhar Mehmood is being sold at 30,000 USD to Wayamba, the champion team of previous two editions. His T20 experience could play quite a significant role to Wayamba’s advancement in this tournament because could perform in all the three departments of the game with precision; especially his batting could play a big role. Umar Akmal is the teammate of Azhar Mehmood but is being sold at 25,000 USD by the same team. Well there is nothing hidden about Umar’s abilities, so his role could be quite significant in Wayamba’s build-up in the tournament. If he gets going, he could win the games on his own. Next is Misbah-ul-haq the captain of the Pakistani team, he is been sold to Kandurata at 25000 USD. His calm nature could play a significant role in getting his team home in tense situations. Saeed Ajmal is Misbah’s teammate and is being sold at 25000 USD. He is no doubt one of the greatest spin bowlers around these days, so no doubt, about what impact he can make in his team’s progress, especially with his out of the box dosra.
Umer Gul is Shoaib Malik’s teammate and an outstanding bowlers in any circumstances, he is been sold at 25000 USD. His role would be to contain the batsmen at the business end of an innings, which has been specializing in it. Abdur Razzaq is another Pakistani player bought by Wayamba at 25000 USD. His role would be to blast at the back end of the innings and to contain the batsmen with few tight opening over. Imran Nazir is being sold at 20000 USD by Nagenhira, his role would be to blast at the top of the innings and keep the opponent team on the back foot. His fielding would provide add the significance of his role in the team. Imran Farhat is being sold to Uthara at 20000 USD. His role would be simply to bat through the innings and steady things.
Ahmed Shahzad is teammate to Imran Nazir and is sold for 20000 USD. He is another exceptional talent and he could play some quite significant innings for his team as he played in BPL. Sohail Tanvir is being sold to Kandurata at 20000 USD, he can contribute with both bat and ball especially with ability to pick up wickets regularly he could be a handy bid for the team. Hammad Azam and Abduar Rehman are teammates and are sold for 15000 and 20000 USD respectively; they both bring an additional feature of exceptional fielding in the team so they both can also quite heavily in all the departments of the game.