Third edition of the cash-rich T20 league will begin from Thursday
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to enter its third year, and the excitement is reaching its peak.With teams getting ready to put their authority over their oppositions, we are bringing you a list of five bowlers which everyone should keep an eye on in the tournament.
First in the list features Lahore Qalandars’ fast-bowler Sohail Khan. The right-arm pacer was the highest wicket-taker in the previous edition, and it was surprising when he was traded by his former team Karachi Kings with Qalandars for wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan. It will be interesting to see how McCullum use Sohail in the upcoming edition, as he is the kind of bowler who can prove to be a real asset for the team because of his intent of picking up wickets.
Second in the list is South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who will be representing Multan Sultans in the third edition. Tahir is one of the leading spinners around, which is why Multan picked him for the competition. However, Tahir, who will be taking part in the PSL for the first, will have a difficult task ahead, as he is the only genuine spinner in the team and will have to deliver big time if Sultans are to clinch the title.
Third in the list features Karachi Kings leg-spinner Usama Mir, who has been inspirational for the team in the last edition, and played a key role in taking his team to the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how the 22-year-old will perform under the leadership of new captain Imad Wasim, who was his bowling partner in the second edition and the duo produced number of good performances together.
Next in the list is Karachi Kings’ pacer Mohammad Amir, who was in great form for Pakistan in the recently concluded T20I series against New Zealand. However, in two seasons of the PSL, the performance of the 25-year-old has not been great for his franchise Karachi Kings. With Tymal Mills available as his new-ball partner, it will be interesting to see how effective Amir will be for his team, as on his day, he has the ability to turn any game on its head.
Last in the list is Lahore Qalandars’ leg-spinner Yasir Shah. Shah is Pakistan’s ace bowler in the longest format of the game, but when it comes to limited overs cricket, his presence is not that great. With that in mind, this tournament will give Shah another opportunity to show his talent to the selectors that he does not only belong to cricket in whites.