3 Afghanistan players who could be replacement signings in IPL 2024

A few years ago, having one Afghanistan player in the IPL was a big thing. However, now, in a team like Gujarat Titans itself, we have three Afghan cricketers. That is the kind of impact that Afghanistan has had on world cricket, especially in the T20 format. There could be more incomings in the coming years. Here, we take a look at the list of three Afghanistan players who could be replacement signings in IPL 2024.

1) Ibrahim Zadran

Already, we have seen some openers getting ruled out of IPL 2024. When it comes to overseas openers, there are plenty of options for the franchises. Ibrahim Zadran is a serious option in that regard.

He has been in fine touch for the last few months now. In the 2023 ODI World Cup, he was in top form against some good sides. He has developed all the facets of his game. It appears that he is ready to play in the Indian Premier League.


2) Qais Ahmad

Qais Ahmad is another rising spinner from Afghanistan. He is already a regular in most of the T20 leagues across the globe.

All the Afghan spinners have some kind of mystery element in them. Qais is more traditional but he possesses all the skills to cause an impact in the T20 format. Hence, he is on this list.

3) Zahir Khan

Zahir Khan is one of the Afghanistan players who could be replacement signings in IPL 2024. So far, Zahir has not played a lot for Afghanistan. That is mainly because of the presence of other spinners in the squad.


That said, Zahir is doing well in some of the T20 leagues. A left-arm wrist-spinner, Zahir offers variety to any team that he joins. We saw the kind of impact Noor Ahmad had last season. Hence, teams could be tempted to try Zahir, as well.

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