Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has picked his best XI of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five which includes four players from the most followed franchise, Karachi Kings.
Former wicket-keeper on his Youtube channel named Pakistan T20I batsman Babar Azam and explosive Sharjeel Khan, who represented Kings as his openers followed by Lahore Qalandars’ Chris Lynn, emerging Peshawar Zalmi’s batsman Haider Ali and Qalandars’ Ben Dunk at 3.4 and 5 batting position respectively.
“I would pick both openers from Karachi Kings, Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan, Chris Lynn at number three as he made a remarkable hundred. I would play Haider Ali at number four, who can hit hard. Ben Dunk played an extraordinary cricket in the PSL and I would include him in at number five,” he said.
The 51-year-old surprised by adding Multan Sultans’ Khushdil Shah at number six but according to Rashid, he is young and is a great left-handed batsman. He also picked Pakistan’s prior all-rounders, Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan and Kings’ skipper Imad Wasim at 7 and 8 respectively.
“I will go with Khushdil Shah at number six. He is young and I would provide him a chance despite playing one good inning, Shadab had a great run in all the departments, for me he is at number and Imad at number 8,” he added.
English fast bowler Chris Jordan who represented Kings was picked by Rashid at 9. Shaheen Shah Afridi at number 10 and Mohammad Hasnain at Number 11. He concluded by naming Babar Azam as the skipper of his playing XI.