5 PSL 2021 stars to watch out for in IPL 2021
The amazing form of the players in PSL can benefit their respective IPL franchises.
Updated - Mar 4, 2021 3:24 pm
The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) started on a crackling note with all the franchises giving it their all to win the games and inch a step closer towards winning the illustrious title. Apart from the local players, many overseas players were successful in impressing the who’s who of the cricket fraternity. The tournament has now been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
PSL also has some overseas players who will directly be flying to India after taking part in the Pakistan League to feature in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), most probably to be held in the month of April and May. The amazing form of the players in PSL can benefit their respective IPL franchises.
In this article, let’s take a look at 5 PSL 2021 stars to watch out for in IPL 2021:
1. Chris Gayle
West Indies legendary hard-hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle is plied his trade for Quetta Gladiators in the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The franchise has failed to make a mark in the tournament thus far as it is located at the last position on the points table after winning just one game from five played.
However, Gayle was in blistering form in PSL 2021 and amassed a whopping 107 runs in two innings at a stunning average of 53.5 and strike rate of 167.18. His highest score in the tournament thus far is 68 runs. However, the batsman had to leave the event in the middle after he was named in the West Indies squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Gayle is expected to carry his amazing form of PSL 2021 in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) too while playing for Punjab Kings (previously known as Kings XI Punjab). The power-hitter had done exceedingly well for Punjab in the last season by garnering 288 runs in just 7 innings including a high score of 99 runs.