PSL 2020: 5 foreign players to watch out for in the tournament
These names can wreck any opposition apart, single-handedly, on their day.
Published - Feb 13, 2020 6:35 pm | Updated - Feb 13, 2020 6:35 pm
The 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to take centrestage from February 20, 2020. The opening game is scheduled to take place between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United at the National Stadium in Karachi.
This time around, the entire T20 extravaganza would be taking place in Pakistan, unlike the previous seasons when the United Arab Emirates also played hosts. On December 2019, the players’ draft took place at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
A few days ago, on December 6, PSL named the retention lists of the six teams. The Gladiators, being the title holders, got the first pick. A total of 425 foreign cricketers registered themselves for the draft. Among them a few names, who can change the course of a game with a blink of an eye, also exist.
In the article, let’s take a look at five foreign players to watch out for: –
1. Jason Roy- Quetta Gladiators
Jason Roy has emerged as one of the most consistent top-order batsmen for England, especially after the 2015 World Cup. Recently, he played his 200th T20 match against South Africa in East London and turned up with a fifty, though in a losing cause.
He already has four centuries to his name in the format to go with 33 fifties. The strike-rate is also up there at 146.06 with 200 plus sixes. Roy isn’t alien to the PSL, having already represented the Quetta Gladiators and the Lahore Qalandars in the 2017 and 2018 editions.
In seven matches in the league, the Durban-born has 226 runs at a strike-rate of 139.50. This time around, he’s back for the Gladiators after being picked in the Platinum Category. With over 5,000 T20 runs under his belt, Roy will be a force to reckon with.