The Pakistan Super League kickstarted on February 20 with Karachi Kings winning the match by 7 wickets. Their opposition, Quetta Gladiators had Chris Gayle and Tom Banton as the main batsman. The Universe did score the most runs for the team but the other players failed to provide notable contributions. The bowlers, Maqsood and Iqbal were impressive. In the batting department, man-in-form Joe Clarke played well with Babar and Nabi with a good hand at the other end.
On Sunday, PSL has a double-header with Lahore and Islamabad winning their respective league matches. From the Lahore side, the impressive performances came from Shaheen Afridi and Rashid Khan. While Islamabad won the match with good contributions from Gregory and Ashraf.
The Afghanistan bowling all-rounder has always been in news due to his brilliance with the ball in hand. Whether be it IPL or BBL, he has been one of the top-performers of franchise teams. This time, he is news due to the shot played by him in the PSL 2021, while playing for the Lahore Qalandars against Peshawar Zalmi. The retired England wicket-keeper batsman Sarah Taylor tweeted “Teach me” on the official video posted by the PSL Twitter team. Then, Rashid Khan replied on the post, “Sure”.
Here is the Tweet and Video:
All the teams are looking strong on paper. But the team which has a better experience and abilities in the shorter format has much more chances of winning the tournament. The Karachi Kings won the last season, with brilliance from Babar Azam. The team has good bowling with Amir and Maqsood who are coming into this tournament after an impressive T10 tournament. The team also has Arshad Iqbal who has been consistent in picking wickets at a crucial juncture of the match. In the batting department, the team has Babar Azam and Joe Clarke who has been consistent in the shorter format, while Nabi and Christian can be one of the top performers in this season due to their experience and track-record.
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