The draft for the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is just round the corner. With some new additions in the draft list, the even seems to be more exciting than before. Brendon McCullum has already been picked by Lahore Qalandars and just a formality is left. Here are some of the new entrants, who can be hot picks of the draft.
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Yorkers, slower ones, bouncers and accuracy, this man has got it all to be successful T20 bowler and he has proved it a number of times in his career. Malinga is an experienced T20 campaigner having played 221 T20 games and has hunted 299 batsmen. He has an impressive economy rate of 6.69.
Kieron Pollard (West Indies)
The giant from Caribbean, Kieron Pollard has got a reputation of being a terrific allrounder in the cricketing world. He can hit the long ball, he can bowl some handy overs and he is an extraordinary fielder. Pollard has played 327 games and have scored 6,354 runs at an average of 30.84 with a strike rate of 151.90. As a bowler, he has 219 wickets to his name with an economy rate of 8.01.
Sunil Narine (West Indies)
Sunil Narine, another man from Caribbean, is a clever cricketer. The mysterious spinner has bamboozled the best batsmen all around the world in the shortest format of the game. He has an outstanding economy rate of 5.68 in the 196 T20 games that he has played. Moreover, he has a great capability of getting wickets as he has struck 241 times so far in his career.
England’s skipper, Eion Morgan is a handy batsman and he can be a handy pick for any franchise. Under his captaincy, England reached the final of the World T20 2016, but, lost to the West Indies after a crucial contest. He has played 200 20-over games so far and has scored 4,289 runs with a strike rate of 128.66.
Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
Marlon Samuels has been a key player for the West Indies throughout the years. His role during West Indies’ World T20 victories in 2012 and 2016, was vital. He is known as the backbone of West Indian team in the shortest format of the game. He has made 132 appearances in this form of the game and has scored 3,251 runs at an average of 31.87 with a strike rate of 118.00.
England’s Moeen Ali is a handy cricketer, he can bowl and can bat equally well. Since his debut, he has become an important part of English line up in all three versions of the game. The 29-year old has played 106 T20 games and has taken 66 wickets with an economy of 7.46. On the other hand, he has also scored 2,136 runs with an impressive strike rate of 129.06 at an average of 22.72 runs.