Pakistan is among the few nations that has Test playing status in the cricket world. The Asian country has achieved success in multiple ICC tournaments as well, winning the ICC T20 World Cup once and the 50-over World Cup once. Many fans consider the Men in Green as one of the most unpredictable teams in cricket history.
Over the years, the Asian country has produced several incredible talents. It is known as the land of fast bowlers, because almost every year, the nation produces some of the world’s best fast-bowling talents.
However, not every Pakistani talent ends up having a big career at the international level. Some of them fail to make it big and then they move to another nation for new opportunities. In this listicle now, we will look at three such players from the Asian nation who joined USA and will now play for IPL franchise’s owner teams in the new Major League Cricket of USA.
1. Former Pakistan player Sami Aslam
In case you didn’t know, former Pakistan Test and ODI player Sami Aslam has retired from domestic cricket of his country and settled in the United States of America. He will play for the Chennai Super Kings co-owned Team Texas in USA’s new league.
2. Pakistan-born player Zia Shahzad
Zia Shahzad is another cricket who was born in the Asian nation and then moved to the USA. He was born in Lahore and played a few matches at the domestic level but never made it to the national team. Shahzad will also play for Team Texas, which has ownership of CSK.
3. Saif Badar
Born in Sialkot, middle-order batter Saif Badar has played for the Multan Sultans and Islamabad United in the PSL. He even played for the U-19 team of his country but has now moved to USA. Saif will play for KKR’s Los Angeles Knight Riders team.