3 players who have captained a Pakistan Super League team but has never led an IPL team

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most famous and successful T20 cricket league in the world. It has massively boosted the Indian cricket team and its players’ performance in the International stages while it has given opportunity to players to prove their worth.


Following on the lessons of the Indian Premier League (IPL), many countries have now established their own T20 league, such as Pakistan’s Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Pakistan Super League has also over the grown on its stature is currently in the race to be able to compete with the IPL. There is always competition going on between fans of both countries as which country’s T20 league is number 1.


As thus, much of the times we see people compare both the Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League through various ways. Today, in this article, we take a look at 3 players who have captained a PSL franchise but never lead the IPL team.

Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja, the Australian cricket team international batsman has roots to Pakistan and so he featured in the Pakistan Super League once. The left-hand batsman was the captain of the Islamabad United team during the PSL 2021 season. He also was part of the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL, but never had the opportunity to lead the team.

Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara, the England cricket team’s all-rounder is one of the names to who captained a PSL side but never captained an IPL franchise. He played for the Karachi Kings in the PSL and lead the side in the PSL 2016 season. He also played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, but never had the opportunity to lead the team.


AB de Villiers

Former South African cricket team’s legendary batsman AB de Villiers is one of the top names when it comes to T20 cricket. He has achieved numerous achievements in his career. He played for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League and led the team in some of the matches. But in the IPL, while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), he never had the opportunity to captain the team.

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