Karachi: England all-rounder Liam Dawson revealed that he enjoys playing Pakistan Super League (PSL) and termed this tournament in the top two cricketing leagues of the world.
World-cup winning member of England, Dawson while talking to reporters in open media session hailed the quality of fast bowlers who bowls at an extreme pace.
“Playing this tournament is an unbelievable experience, the way seam bowlers bowl as a lot of them have a pace above 140 and the spin bowlers are good too,” he said.
Explosive England county batsman Liam Livingstone is happy for Pakistan as the tournament will completely be held in Pakistan after eight matches took place in 2019.
“Feels nice to be here in Pakistan, had a great time in the last edition specially in Dubai, It is great for Pakistan cricket to bring the whole tournament back here. Looking forward to enjoying my time,” Livingstone said.
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is not worried about the presence of young players and feels that it is his duty to guide young cricketers and urge them to focus on their fitness too.
“My presence will be beneficial if I will perform with the bat. PSL has always produced high-quality cricketers but for these youngsters, physical fitness is also important. I will try to compete with them in fielding,” Shoaib said.
Wahab Riaz, who is out of the Pakistan white-ball squad has set his goals for this year’s PSL and is not thinking so much about his selection in the Pakistan side.
“All over Pakistan, I am the second-highest wicket-taker in the last two years in T20 cricket. So If I have performed so much, I didn’t feel worried about my selection. As a bowler, I have my goals and will try to achieve them,” Wahab said.
Left-handed batsman Umar Amin thinks that PSL is a great platform for all the local cricketers to perform and have a possibility of making in the national team.
“All the local players wait for the PSL as it is a great opportunity for them to showcase performances and get highlighted to have a chance of the selection in the Pakistan side,” Umar said.
The fifth edition of one of the successful T20 leagues will start from February 20 with an opening ceremony followed by opener between Islamabad United and defending champions Quetta Gladiators. The final of the extravaganza is scheduled for March 22 at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.