5 PSL bowlers who can make IPL batsmen struggle on UAE pitches
The below-mentioned bowlers are well acclimatised with the conditions in the UAE.
Updated - Sep 26, 2020 1:51 pm
2) Shadab Khan
Wrist spinners will always have a special place in the hearts of cricket fans. It is because of the purity in their craft. And the country that has often enriched the art of leg-spin bowling is none other than Pakistan. Even now, they have some of the best leg-spinners in the game. One of them is Shadab Khan. The 21-year-old has already shown glimpses of his talent and is set to lead Pakistan’s spin department across formats in the next few years.
Shadab made a name for himself in his debut series itself as he picked up 10 wickets in four T20Is against West Indies. Thereafter, his stocks reached a new high in the 2018 PSL when he played an important role in leading the Islamabad United to their second title. The leggie accounted for 13 wickets in nine games. And who can forget his match-winning performance in that year’s final where his figures read 3/25 in four overs.
Even in the last two seasons, Khan has put up good shows with the ball. As far as his numbers are concerned, his PSL wicket-tally stands at 37. So, there is no doubt that he would have been a treat to watch in the ongoing IPL 2020. He could have caught any IPL batsman off-guard on the UAE pitches. Batsmen like AB De Villiers and Rohit Sharma are vulnerable against leg-spin, and Shadab could have outsmarted them with his wrong’uns.