The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League is all set to kick off in Dubai from (February 14). Some new players have joined the league, some have been forced to withdraw through injuries, while some big names will dazzle this season.
Here are five players to watch out in PSL season 4. So tighten your belts and get ready for action.
1. Kamran Akmal – Peshawar Zalmi
Kamran Akmal gives a fillip to the Zalmi batting at the top of the order. He has been in magnificent form in the previous seasons, having scored two centuries in the league. With the record of 929 runs in 34 matches, Akmal is the most successful batsman of PSL.
Kamran’s ability to change the state of a limited overs game is notable. He was the mainstay for Peshawar Zalmi’s title-winning campaign in PSL 2, notching 353 runs with one hundred and a strike rate of 129.30.
2. AB Devilliers – Lahore Qalandars
The flamboyant batsman who will be playing PSL for the very first time is the eye-candy of every cricket fan.
The 34-year-old has also confirmed he will tour Pakistan for Qalandars’ matches scheduled in Lahore. De Villiers will be in action on the opening day of the tournament on February 14 in Dubai, when the Qalandars meet Islamabad United.
3. Babar Azam – Karachi Kings
The rising star of Pakistan cricket and the key batsman of Karachi Kings Babar Azam who is currently ruling the charts in ICC T20I ranking for batsmen is the man in demand for Twenty20 leagues. He can change a game with the swirl of the bat.
Babar is the third-highest run-scorer in the season, leading run-scorer from his team, scoring 402 runs in 11 innings with an average of 40.20 at a strike rate of over 122 with 5 fifties.
4. Corey Anderson – Lahore Qalandars
A batsman who is known for his T20 skills, who recently made headlines after breaking Shahid Afridi’s record for the fastest ODI century off just 36 balls, will be playing his first ever PSL this year.
The Qalandars picked Anderson in the platinum category, he is a destructive batsman and a very resourceful bowler who has the ability to change the dynamics of a game in an instant.
5. Shahid Afridi – Multan Sultans
The heartthrob of every cricket fan in the country who switched to Multan Sultans from Karachi Kings is once again ready to entertain the crowd with his blistering performance.
Afridi is looking forward to the mega finale of Pakistan Super League’s fourth edition scheduled on March 17. This is the third franchise of PSL Afridi is playing for and everyone is excited to see him in action once again.