PSL 2018: Five players who will be hoping to get back into international contention

These cricketers will be itching to make a comeback to the national team with impressive performances in the PSL

Kamran Akmal PSL 2018
Kamran Akmal. (Photo by Graham Crouch/Getty Images)

The Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018) is all set to begin on 22nd February. Along with the fans, it is the cricketers who will be having high expectations on the league with the final few matches to be played within Pakistan itself, a spectacle to say the least. There is a grand opening ceremony that is planned for this season, adding fuel to what is itself expected to be somewhat of a revelation this time around as well.

The tagline for the event, ‘Dil Se Jaan Laga de’ meaning ‘Put your heart and soul into it’ is exactly what the cricketers will be hoping to do. Many cricketers will be eyeing the PSL as a wonderful opportunity to make a comeback into international cricket after being left in the cold by the Pakistan cricket board selectors.

Here is the list of cricketers who will be eyeing a comeback through PSL:

1. Yasir Shah

Pakistan’s bowler Yasir Shah celebrates dismissing West Indies’, Alzarri Joseph. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Yasir Shah quickly ascended up the ranks which his impressive performances. Also, he is the fifth fastest bowler in the history of Test cricket to get to 100 wickets. Yasir is known for his brilliant flippers and googlies that sometimes fox the best of batsmen. The 31-year-old picked 165 wickets in just his 28 Test match career so far and has been fantastic for his side in Test matches in particular thus far.

Although Shah made his first-class debut in 2002, he had to wait for nine long years to play international cricket. However, he was out of the reckoning just after playing three matches. But, the recall, came again in 2014 at a time of crisis for Pakistan when Saeed Ajmal was banned for an illegal action. Since then, there was no looking back for this man and became a vital cog in the Pakistan line-up. He hasn’t been as impressive in the recent times and last played a Test match in October 2017. He will look at PSL as a great opportunity to get back to the international fold.

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