5 overseas PSL stars who should be given a chance in IPL 2020
A few PSL overseas talents are currently not part of the cash-rich league.
Updated - Oct 8, 2019 12:14 pm
The dates for the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League auctions have been announced. In a stark contrast from the past, the BCCI has decided to stage the marquee event in Kolkata. So, with the dates having been announced, the talent Scouts of each of the eight franchises have gone overdrive in search of new talents who are performing in the leagues likes PSL, CPL, Big Bash, etc.
Pakistan Super League has been enthralling so far and has some exceptional stars who entertain the cricket aficionados. PSL produced exciting cricket in the previous seasons and a few overseas cricketing talents even went on to play the cash-rich Indian T20 League. But, a few of them are not a part of the IPL at the moment.
So, keeping this in mind, we at CricTracker thought of making a list of 5 PSL overseas stars who should play in the 2020 edition of the IPL.
Here’s the compilation
5. Tamim Iqbal
When you talk about the destructive batsmen to have come out from Asia in the past twenty years, Sanath Jayasuriya, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma instantly come to mind. But the list is incomplete without the addition of the flamboyant left-handed batsmen: Tamim Iqbal.
He may not be in the best of forms currently, but when on the song, the southpaw is a sight to behold. No Indian fan can ever forget the six that he hit over long-on against the bowling of Zaheer Khan in that heartbreaking 2007 World Cup game. And, yet it has been a mystery of sorts as to why Tamim hasn’t played in the Indian Premier League.
The left-hander, who turned out for Peshawar Zalmi during the 2017 edition, was the second-highest run-scorer [161 runs at 32.20] for the franchise and was one of the cornerstones in his franchise making it all the way to the finals. The likes of Royal Challengers Bangalore has perennially struggled with their opening combination in the past few years, and the left-hander could just prove to be an ideal pick for them.
Overall, in 191 T20s, Tamim has accumulated 5225 runs at an average of 30.20 and a strike-rate of 120.14. The Southpaw has also racked up 33 half-centuries and three hundred.