PSL 2018: Ramiz Raja wants these two sides to compete in the finals
"I want new batsmen to come from PSL,” the former cricketer noted.
Published - Feb 23, 2018 2:46 pm | Updated - Feb 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja is looking very excited for the 2018 edition of the Pakistan Super League. The tournament kick started on February 22 in Dubai with the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi taking on the new entrants Multan Sultans. The 2018 edition of the PSL is expected to set new benchmarks in the Pakistan cricket.
While the tournament promises to be a big affair in any case, Ramiz Raja has his pre-tournament favorites picked. As per the recent reports in Geo.tv, Ramiz remarked that he has picked two sides who he wishes to see in the finals of the tournament this year. He noted that a final between Lahore Qalandars and the Karachi Kings would be ideal for the tournament.
Ramiz explained the point saying that the rivalry between the two iconic cities has dwindled over the years. Hence, a PSL final between the two sides would ideally set things in place yet again.
“I believe that we have not seen and have not ignited the rivalry between Lahore and Karachi since the time when my elder brother Waseem Raja used to play,” Ramiz Raja quoted.
“I want the rivalry to be reignited as a massive cricketing talent comes through it. I will give them a slight edge,” he added further.
Expecting batsmen to excel in the tournament
When asked to concede about how PSL has helped the young cricketers, Ramiz Raja noted that the tournament has given very good bowling talents to Pakistan. He also cited that the Indian Premier League, on the other hand, has helped India get better batsmen. Now, he hopes that PSL 2018 gives new batting stars to the Pakistani team for the days to come.
“India improved in bowling; their team is balanced now. Previously, they were dependent on the batting, but, as their bowling is strong now, it is very difficult to beat them. I want new batsmen to come from PSL,” the former cricketer noted.