10 Pakistani players to watch out for in the PSL
Updated - Feb 3, 2016 12:15 pm
The inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016 begins on 4th February and provides an excellent opportunity for the Pakistani players to play alongside international stars and develop their own games. Playing in front of huge crowds in pressure situations will be an exceptional experience for the country’s younger players. Some of the established Pakistani players will also be looking forward to entertaining the fans. Here’s a look at 10 Pakistani stars to watch out for in this year’s PSL.
1. Umar Akmal (Lahore Qalandars):
Umar Akmal is part of a Lahore batting line-up that threatens to be among the PSL’s most explosive. He burst onto the international scene oozing class and drawing the highest praise from experts. In his first Test innings, against New Zealand in Dunedin against an attack which included Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori, the 19-year-old Umar scored 129 in an innings when no other specialist batsman touched 30. His fearlessness at the crease and his wide array of strokes has always had pundits gushing for superlatives. The right-hander has played 162 T20s scoring 3437 runs at an average of 28.88.