10 players to watch out for in PSL 2017
Published - Feb 8, 2017 12:32 am | Updated - Feb 8, 2017 1:04 am
The second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to get underway. The players are ready to take the center stage and the fixtures have fallen into position. A new brand of cricket is about to make way in the homeland of the Pakistani cricket team. Unlike the inaugural edition, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the finals of the second edition will be played in Pakistan.
No wonder why the build up and the hype around the tournament is unprecedented. Talking about the players, a plethora of players have been drafted across the five participating franchises. There have been replacement drafts named in case any of the players leave the tournament midway due to any reason. This edition of the PSL promises to come up with a perfect blend of youth and experience, and domestic and international stars.
Many English players have lined up for the tournament and will be making their debuts this season. While all players have the potential to go great guns in the tournament, here we pick the top 10 players to watch out for in the PSL 2017:
1. Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings)
Imad Wasim, the former Pakistan U19 skipper, shot to fame after the first edition of the T20 league. This year, he will again look to reinstate his claim for the national side with good performances for the Karachi Kings. Imad Wasim is a handy middle-order batsman who can take the long handle when needed. His ability to bowl left-arm spin with the new ball makes him a good asset for the team.
Wasim, who has a fair share of international experience to his name, has played 76 T20 matches to claim 74 wickets. The striking feature is his economy rate, which is just above 6. With the bat, he strikes with a strike rate of 123.56, which is very impressive for a lower middle order batsman. If Imad Wasim continues to have his midas touch this year, the Kings could be the team to beat in the tournament.