The Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are both professional cricket leagues organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), respectively. While international players have participated in both leagues, BCCI does not allow Indian cricketers to play in foreign franchise leagues. Below is a list of ten players who have participated in the IPL and PSL tournaments.
1. Chris Gayle
He is known by the nickname 'The Universe Boss' and is considered one of the most aggressive and powerful hitters in world cricket. A right-handed batsman, he began his IPL career with the Kolkata Knight Riders before enjoying his best years with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and later playing for the Punjab Kings. He holds the record for the highest individual score in a T20 inning, scoring 175 runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2013. He has also played in the PSL for three teams: Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Quetta Gladiators.
2. Mohammad Nabi
He is a former captain of the Afghanistan cricket team and an aggressive all-rounder who began his IPL career with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017. He currently plays for the Kolkata franchise. In the PSL 6 2021, he played on the Karachi Kings team.
3. Rashid Khan
He is an Afghan player known as the 'Rainbow of Variations' because batsmen often struggle to pick his variations despite his minimal arm-speed changes during delivery. In 2017, the Sunrisers Hyderabad picked for INR 4 crore, and he currently plays for the Gujarat franchise. He also played for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2023 Pakistan Super League.
4. Imran Tahir
He is a former South African international cricketer famous for his iconic celebration upon taking a wicket. He played for the Delhi Daredevils and Pune teams for two seasons before being bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction. In the IPL 2019, he took 26 wickets for the team, winning the Purple Cap award. He played as a bowler for the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League 6 2021.
5. Darren Sammy
He is a Saint Lucian cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies and was a two-time World Cup-winning captain. He served as the captain of the Sunrisers team for four matches in the IPL league, winning two of them. He also captained the Peshawar Zalmi team in the 2017 Pakistan Super League, taking them to victory.
6. Dwayne Bravo
He is a former captain of the West Indies cricket team, well-known for his all-rounder performance. He is also a famous singer. He was signed by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2011 IPL and picked up by the Gujarat Lions in 2016. In the 2018 IPL auction, Chennai Super Kings bought him. He played for the Quetta Gladiators in the 2019 Pakistan Super League.
7. Jason Roy
He is a hard-hitting opening batsman who made his IPL debut in 2017 while playing for the Gujarat Lions, the Delhi Daredevils picked him up in 2018. He is currently playing for the Gujarat Titans. He played for the Quetta Gladiators team in the 2023 Pakistan Super League, a career-best knock of 145 runs against the Peshawar Zalmi.
8. AB de Villiers
He was one of the most famous cricketers in the world and one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Decade at the end of 2019. He was a 360-degree batsman and a decent wicketkeeper. He played the role of a finisher in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. He played for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2019 Pakistan Super League.
9. Dan Christian
He is a former Australian cricketer who has played for franchises all over the globe. He has represented the Delhi Capitals and Deccan Chargers, besides being a part of the Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad sides in the Indian Premier League. He returned to the Bangalore team in 2021. He played for the Karachi Kings team in the Pakistan Super League 2021.
10. Shane Watson
He is a former Australian cricketer who started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals under the captaincy of Shane Warne in 2008, where he won the tournament. He played his final IPL season in 2020 for Chennai Super Kings. On 2 November 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Ahead of IPL 2022, Watson joined Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach of the franchise. He played for Islamabad United in the first season of the Pakistan Super League for Quetta Gladiators, scoring 782 runs in 26 innings.