PSL 2019: 5 Pakistan players who can aim for a national comeback

PSL 2019: 5 Pakistan players who can aim for a national comeback

These cricketers will look to make a statement.

Junaid Khan of Pakistan
Pakistan. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will kick off on Valentine’s Day in Dubai. PSL 4.0 comes back much bigger and on a larger scale with a lot more entertainment on the cards. Pitbull will be performing at the opening ceremony to start this event on a grand scale. Moreover, as many as eight matches will be played in Pakistan which should be a delight for the home crowd.

While the tournament has raised its scale by a fair margin, there are a few players who would be hoping to improve upon their performance scale as well. These cricketers, who have been away from international cricket, will be looking forward to making a statement with their performances right ahead of the World Cup 2019. The PSL 2019 could be a gateway for them to make a comeback into the national team.

5 Pakistan players who will aim a comeback through the PSL:

1. Rumman Raees

Rumman Raees
Rumman Raees. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old Rumman Raees has been the victim of several injuries in the last few years. He missed the bus to the Asia Cup and World T20 in 2016 owing to a hamstring injury. But, he did make his ODI debut eventually against England in the Champions Trophy 2017. He slowly evolved as an important member of the Pakistan line-up.

But, just as he was making rapid strides at the highest level and in the PSL, a knee injury followed by a back injury kept him out of action for over a year. The left-arm pacer has now regained his fitness, put a lot of hours into training and is all set to go once again. A good performance here can seal the World Cup berth for him.