PSL 2019: Pre-tournament best XI

PSL 2019: Pre-tournament best XI

These players will be crucial for their respective teams.

PSL trophy
PSL trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

PSL 2019 is all set to commence from 14th February and will run until 17th of March. It will be the fourth of its kind. The six teams will be playing a total of 34 matches among them with the finals slated to take place in Karachi, Pakistan.

With PSL not so far, all six the teams would have started their preparations for the tournament. The first and the foremost thing that all the franchises will be looking at is the team combination. In the leagues such as PSL, IPL, BBL, and BPL, it is the team’s dynamics that play a prominent role. Hence, the need for deciding on an apt playing combination.

This time around, all the franchises have managed to strike a balance across all the departments. And, in the process, the franchises have churned out a competitive squad altogether. Thus, with pretty evenhanded sides, let us formulate a competitive pre-tournament playing XI featuring players who are expected to lit up the upcoming edition of PSL.

1. Rilee Rossouw (Quetta Gladiators)

Rilee Rossouw
Rilee Rossouw (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Rilee Rossouw, the southpaw from South Africa, has been on a run making spree in the recent past. The left-hander played his last international game in the year 2016. However, ever since then, he has been one of most the sought-after players in the T20 leagues across the globe. Much so, he shone in the recently completed BPL and took his team to the playoffs.

Having played 14 games in BPL 2019, Rilee amassed 558 runs at an average of 69.75 and a strike-rate of 150.00. He also scored five fifties and a solitary century in the league. With 558 runs, he finished as the highest run-scorer of BPL 2019. He will play for the Quetta Gladiators this season and will be hoping to replicate the same kind of form in the PSL as well.