5 international stars who flopped in PSL 2020
PCB decided to call off the ongoing fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak.
Updated - Mar 17, 2020 2:01 pm
The first round of Pakistan Super League 2020 is in the history books now as the top four teams of the competition get ready to play in the knockout phase. Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans emerged as the top four teams in the first round. Unfortunately, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to call off the ongoing fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak.
The two semi-finals were slated to be played on Tuesday while the final was due to take place on Wednesday (March 18). However, the tournament was called off due to the increasing rate of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, a lot of foreign players had already opted out of the competition. Several top overseas stars were a part of the league stage. The likes of Ben Dunk, Chris Lynn and others lit up the tournament. On the other side, there were a few big names from international cricket who could not match the expectations in the PSL 2020 league stage. And, here are the 5 international stars who flopped in PSL 2020.
Here are the five players:
1. Darren Sammy – Peshawar Zalmi
The former T20 World Cup-winning captain, Darren Sammy began PSL 2020 as the captain of Peshawar Zalmi and now he is the head coach of the franchise. This shows that the team management lost faith in his playing abilities hence, they named him as their player-cum-coach. It is not that Sammy was not given any chance to prove himself.
The Caribbean player played 4 matches for Peshawar where he could amass only 44 runs at a disappointing average of 14.66. His strike rate of 104.76 reflects that he could not middle the deliveries in PSL 2020.
Sammy kicked off his campaign with a good knock of 30 runs against the Karachi Kings. He bowled a good spell against Quetta Gladiators ending with figures of 1/9 but his poor performances in the next two matches led to his ouster from the team.