Bowling in PSL better than any other T20 league, says Waqar Younis

Bowling in PSL better than any other T20 league, says Waqar Younis

The former pacer believes that the PSL has perhaps the best quality of bowling in the world.

Waqar Younis
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis during a nets session. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former Test and ODI captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, and now the coach of the national team as well as the Islamabad United in the third edition of the Pakistan Super League, the 46-year-old Waqar Younis feels that bowling in the PSL is better than in any other league in the world. Pakistan has historically produced some of the best left-arm fast bowlers of the world, which makes the bowling exhibition in the tournament even more interesting.

Low scoring games 

Waqar said this in context of the low scoring games in the tournament, explaining that it is due to the pitches in the UAE and the amazing show of the bowlers that the games do not cross scores as high as we see in other leagues like the Big Bash League in Australia or the Indian Premier League in India.

“I think the quality of bowling in PSL is better than any other league in the world. Pitches in the United Arab Emirates are not that batting oriented, they are not that flat. Over here (in UAE) you need to be more sensible as a batsman and I think this makes the PSL even more interesting. I do not mind low scoring games as long as they are interesting. Seeing batsman hitting big sixes is common in T20 cricket around the world, which makes PSL unique and different,” Younis told ESPN Cricinfo in a video interview.

The first two seasons of the PSL got decent viewership on the television but when it comes to the stadiums, the UAE crowd is reluctant to go and watch the games live. The final of the second edition was played in Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, which attracted a house full crowd amidst top-notch security. This year, the playoffs and the finals will be played in Karachi in what is an attempt to revive cricket in the war-torn country.