PSL (Pakistan Super League) the very own brand and pride of Pakistani Cricket is to step into the 5th seasons which is going to start in Feb 2020. The brand has been a huge amongst all the T20 Super leagues around the world, as this is just the 5th season of PSL whereas IPL has reached to its 13th season and will encounter 13th in 2018. But PSL is in its initial formation stages yet, the 1st and 2nd season has not only amazed and brought joys and excitement not only on the faces of the Pakistani people but also gained international attention. PSL 2020 Schedule PDF is available here. You can have a look at it.
This season has become more special as a new team (Multan Sultan) and lots of foreign players have been introduced in the sports. PSL where on one side has brought alive the cricket fans, and on the other side it has opened the shut door of Cricket on Pakistan and the result was that the international players from around the world came to Pakistan to Play the Final of PSL 2020, held in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
That was a huge achievement of PSL. It has also played a pivotal role in exploring the new talent, which gave Pakistan some of the sensational cricketers that are rocking the world and holding top slots in ICC Rankings. Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Kabeer, Hassan Ali, Roman Raees, Sharjeel Khan and many more names have been explored through the PSL and its just the beginning of the journey.
The season 5 of Pakistan Super League is about to start, and finally the sensation is on its peak and every Pakistani is waiting desperately to watch his favourite Superstars live in action. Let’s have an eye on the 10 most destructive batsman of PSL 2020 that will be kept on focus while looking at the tournament.
- Fakhar Zaman
On the 10th slot, we have placed Fakhar Zaman. Although a new name for some but this amazing superstar has made his mark by playing tremendously well in the ICC Champions Trophy. His Technique, Unorthodox skills, his attacking ability, his consistency all make him one of the promising young talent of Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman became the heartbeat of the entire Pakistani Nation when he scored a tremendous century against India in a Crucial Final of ICC Champions Trophy.
- Darren Sammy
Windies former Caption, and one of the most astonishing all-rounder of the modern era Darren Sammy holds the 9th position in the list of the top 10 most destructive batsman of PSL 2020. Sammy is such a talent that he can muscle the ball out of the park on any ball of any over in any direction. His experience, his extraordinary strength, eccentric batting style and most important of all his attitude makes him one of the most hazardous cricketing star.
This is the reason that his man has lead the WI two times on the victory stands on ICC T20 World Cup. Sammy was the captain of the Peshawar Zalmi in the 2nd Season where Peshawar Zalmi won in a sizzler against Quetta Gladiators in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Darren Sammy holds the 09th position in the 10 most dangerous batsman of PSL 2020
- Andre Russell (Islamabad United)
This Splendid athlete from WI hold the number 08 slot in our list of 10 Most destructive batsman of PSL 2018. Russell has been playing for Islamabad United from the 1st season and it must be kept in mind that 1st season winner were United. Russell has an exceptional batting style.
He utilizes his feet as a stand to generate full power that hits the ball out of the park. His amazing century in CPL on just 42 balls is clear evidence of this sublime strength. His favourite hitting area is leg side and straight and possess such a strength that if he hits the ball in any direction with full power, that will definitely be out of the park. Andre Russell holds the 8th position in the 10 most dangerous batsman of PSL 2020.
- Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
Pakistan Superstar Babar Azam has so quickly turned the tables that the world would have agree that a star is born. A notifying moment was when he serrated up his 5th ODI century against WI in his 25th innings in early 2017. The 2nd man to score quickest 5 centuries mark in the history after Quinton De Kock. Life indeed has been on fast tracks for Babar Azam.
His three successive ODI centuries against the WI in 2016 in the UAE were a predecessor to one glorious career that stares at us. Pakistan’s quest for a trustworthy number 3 in the shorter formats has been an everlasting one. Their batting stocks at the international level, especially in the shorter formats have looked as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. The arrival of Babar onto the big scene however can’t exactly be termed as serendipity.
What can be a more concrete proof of Azam’s class that at the age of 23 the youngman is playing for Pakistan International team and having 5 centuires under his belt.The other teams for which Babar has played are
- Guyana Amazon Warriors,
- Islamabad United,
- Rawalpindi Rams,
- Sui Southern Gas Corporation,
- Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Babar Azam holds the 07th position in the 10 most dangerous batsman of PSL 2020
- Shoaib Malik (Multan Sultans)
Malik can be truly regarded as the jack of all trades, as he joined the Pakistani International Team as a Spin Bowler, but in a few months booked as place as a splendid all-rounder and one of the most dependant batsman of Pakistani team. In All formats of the game, Malik has made his mark.
One of the most senior players of Pakistani team, with a career spanning almost two decades. A water-tight defence backed by some handsome horizontal bat shots and lofted drives make the man from Sialkot, a spectator’s delight.
Malik is amongst very few batsman, whose position has been shifted from one to ten, and on all slots, this guy proved his worth. Most part of his career though has been a game of musical chairs as far as his batting number was concerned. A compact opener, a trustworthy number 3, a handy middle order bat and a manufactured slogger, he has seen it all.
His splendid143 in 2004 at Colombo, Sri Lanka in an Asia Cup game and a majestic 128, where he literally ‘cut’ his way through the Indian bowling attack to dismantle them in a Champions Trophy game in 2009 at Centurion.
Malik is also the former captain of Pakistan Cricket team, not only in ODIs, T20 and test matches. With hand full of experience, Sizzling Class, Stunning Form, this guy proves to be a lethal weapon and now the interesting part is that Malik is Leading the new franchise of PSL i.e. Multan Sultan. The guy who has experience of playing the ODI and T20 world cups and who has played on the soil of almost every country of the world, just imagine how huge impact this player would have. Shoaib Malik holds our no. 4 Slot in the Top ten most dangerous batsmen of PSL 2020.
- Shane Watson (Islamabad United)
Australian team is such a fortunate team that it has been filled with legends in almost every era. Though this team always relied on its classical batsman and bowlers but it has always felt the shortage of allrounders that has been filled by players like Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds. Starting his career has medium pace bowler.
Shane Watson booked a dominant position in Aussie team until 2013 World Cup when stress fractures forced him to sit out. This man has got some tremendous power and when he muscles the ball, that means out of the park.
Equipped with class, experience, expertise, skills. The 2012 World T20 saw Watson in a zone of his own. He won four consecutive Man of the Match awards and was in form with both bat and ball. In those four matches against Ireland, West Indies, India and South Africa, he scored 234 runs and picked up 10 wickets. He failed in the semi-final against West Indies and that was the only match that Australia lost in the World Cup.
A long series of injuries forced him to decide that he would now become a top-order batsman instead of an allrounder. He did not bowl on his return to the Test team. In the 2013 edition of the IPL, Watson got his first hundred in the tournament against Chennai. He scored 101 of 61 balls hitting 6 boundaries and six sixes. This was also his first hundred in T20 cricket. Shane Watson holds our no. 5 Slot in the Top ten most dangerous batsman of PSL 2020
04.Kevin Peterson (Quetta Gladiators)
Kevin Peterson also termed as “KP” is truly regarded as the most destructive, most damaging batsman of modern times.
As far as T20 format of the game is considered, he holds the professor level degree in the bating and he has proved it on many times not only in PSL, but also in other T20 leagues where he has played and left his marks. After Sir Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen is a precocious talent, bringing such incredible skill and bluster back into the gentleman’s game.
KP gained true popularity in a test series against Australia when Aussies found themselves watching at a target in excess of 300. A cocky, spoilt-looking bully had walked in with the lead at 73 and led an impudent counter-attack, scoring 158 and striking 7 sixes against an attack comprising of Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, and Shane Warne. Australia had had a taste of their own medicine. Australia had to remain content with a draw and conceded the 2005 Ashes, thanks to a freak of an innings against the world’s best bowling.
Having tiled his position in the side, KP never seized to impress with decent numbers at home and away. KP has in his belt 444 Runs in the 2007 World Cup in just 9 games, earning him the nickname of the ‘shining’ in the team, ‘like a 100 watt bulb in a room full of candles’.
Pietersen remains a valuable asset in franchise-based T20 cricket around the world and currently plays for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. He contributed handsomely in the 6th edition of the league scoring 268 runs in 8 matches at an average of 38.29. Pietersen remains a player who provides the psychological edge to the Stars. Regardless of the off-field controversies, Kevin Pietersen performed in all the big moments for his team in the last decade, and is undoubtedly, a great of the game. Chris Lynn holds the 4th position in the 10 most dangerous batsman of PSL 2020
- Brendon Mccullum (Lahore Qalandars)
Brendon Mcculum the Captain of Lahore Qalandars has been know by the nick name ‘Brash’, regarded as the greatest of all the Kiwi wicketkeepers, and one of their finest batsmen, uses to define himself.
Belonging to New Zealand, Brash was first selected for his country, not surprisingly, more on the back of his batting rather than his wicket-keeping skills. Predominantly favouring the leg-side, especially the cow corner, McCullum has made a name for himself by piling on quick runs as an opener in the 50 and 20-over format of the game.
In the longer version of the game, his first few centuries came against lesser opponents like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and, except for a 96 against England at Lord’s, he didn’t have any strong performances against the heavyweights to justify his place in the side.
But all that changed in the fifth year of his career, when he racked up his third Test hundred against India in quick time at Napier in 2009. McCullum, followed it up by amassing a double ton laced with a blend of composure and savagery against India in Hyderabad. In 2010, McCullum, decided to relinquish the keeping mitts to focus on his batting.
Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, and he’s played 11 matches in two seasons for the Heat, scoring 370 runs in a destructive strike-rate of 158.80. The ruler of T20I records, McCullum, would be looking to lead from the front using the bat in upcoming edition of this Big Bash, and take his team.
First cricketer from New Zealand to get to a century against India’s landmark in Wellington; and many New Zealand fans should have been relieved of the heartache caused by Martin Crowe’s 299, all those years back. He continued to bludgeon lively double-tons that were ridiculously because he bludgeoned one off just 186 balls against Pakistan at Sharjah.
But he shrugged off the accomplishment and dedicated it to the memory of Phillip Hughes, who copped the blow to his throat during the Test match in November 2014. Until he had been dismissed for 195 in the Test series against Sri Lanka, he came near to breaking the record. With a New Zealand wicket-keeper, McCullum has affected the second-highest number of dismissals with dismissals to his name. fraternity.
Baz has become among the very balanced cricketers of his age, 2016 at age 35. He recorded the fastest hundred in Test cricket at his McCullum leads the, and proceeds to play with leagues around the world A long way in his career. He has matured as a cricketer to become an
Scored 77 runs of 25 balls documenting the fastest fifty in world cup history (51 runs off 18 balls), and the 3rd fastest fifty in ODI history. In addition, he scored a 59 from the semi-final against South Africa. McCullum became the Kiwi captain to lead New Zealand at the World Cup final, along with his letter to school-teachers requesting them to provide pupils the afternoon off to watch the World
Cup final trend at the time. However, Mitchell Starc bowled for a duck him and New Zealand were never able to recover from the blow. ‘brash’ youngster
McCullum was one of the very first to be snapped up at the auction of the inaugural IPL by KKR for a sum of $ 700,000, with the popularity of the batting pyrotechnics hitting far and wide. The defining moment of his career in this game’s shortest arrangement, definitely has to be his most unbeaten 158 against RCB, at the very first game of the IPL in 2008. As many as 13 sixes were contained by the innings.
He became the first man to score 1000 runs in also the first player to score two T20I centuries, and also T20 Internationals. One of his best performances in the arrangement came in 2010 against Australia in Christchurch, when McCullum ramped and toppled on his way to an unbeaten 116, scooping Shaun Tait thunderbolts always for sixes, and recklessly led his group to what was a match-winning total of 214.
His outrageous aggressive nature of going after every ball, splendid temperament, scintillating class and sizzling form, Brandan Mccullum holds the 3rd position in the 10 most dangerous bastsman of PSL 2018
- Chris Lynn
Christopher Austin Lynn is regarded as the most destructive batsman of the modern era. This 27 years old superstar is from Brisbane Australia and possess the mighty hitting ability. The teams for which he has played till now include, Brisbane Heat, Deccan Chargers, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Queensland, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Under-19s, Sunrisers Hyderabad. This clearly defines the worth of the batsman. Lynn made his Twenty20 international debut against England in Hobart on 29 January 2014. He made 33 off 19 balls, including three sixes, but did not get to bat in his second game.
Lynn is an explosive batsman who is known for his big hitting and explosive power. He is able to consistently hit sixes over 90 metres. During a game in the Big Bash League, playing for the Brisbane Heat, Lynn hit a ball from former Australian all-rounder Dan Christian onto the roof of The Gabba.
A well-built, hard-hitting right-hander from Queensland, Chris Lynn is one of the most accomplished batsmen in the Australian domestic circuit. His ability to take on even the best of bowlers is a big plus while he also has the knack of adapting to situations and to different formats.
Much like any contemporary cricketer, Lynn made his domestic debut first in the shortest format of the game for Queensland against New South Wales. He then moved on to List A cricket before finally getting a taste of the longest format (first-class), all in a space of 2 months and at the tender age of 19.
In fact, impressed by his batting and fielding skills, the selectors presented him with the Australia cap for the home T20I series against England in January 2014. He wasted no time and bludgeoned a violent (albeit typical) 19-ball 33 on debut. His career, however, has been marred with injuries at unfortunate times, having injured his shoulder just before the Matador Cup in two consecutive seasons, thereby missing out on his opportunities to strengthen his credentials for the International side. This meant that he had to miss out on the Matador One-Day Cup as well as a part of the Shield season on two consecutive occasions. However, he made the most of his opportunities when he was fit, essaying a typically stroke-filled career-best 250 against Victoria in the 2014/15 Sheffield Shield season on his return from injury.
His game-changing abilities have already made him a bit of T20 legend. Back home in Australia, the Brisbane Heat franchise signed him for the inaugural edition of the Big Bash League in 2011 and that is where he became a house-hold name. He has been the ‘man of the tournament’ in the last two seasons of the BBL. In his most recent season, he was dismissed only twice and scored 309 runs at an astonishing average of 154.50 at an inconceivable strike-rate of 177.59. In the preceding season, he was the top-scorer in the BBL with 378 runs at an average of 54, and again at an unprecedented strike-rate of 173. He also holds the record for the most number of sixes in the history of the Big Bash League (94), and the most number of runs for the Brisbane Heat (third overall in the BBL). He clearly has some astonishing numbers in the Big Bash League, but one of the defining moments of his T20 career has been the over from Australian Test bowler Ben Hilfenhaus, in which he carted 5 sixes.
He is truly regarded as the legand of T20 format. What a stupendous batsman he is. Chris Lynn holds the 2nd position in the 10 most dangerous batsman of PSL 2018
- Shahid Afridi (Karachi Kings)
Shahid Khan Afridi, as named as boom boom Afridi/ Lalla, is one of the most destructive batsman of the world from the beginning of his career. In 1996, Pakistan went to play Sri-Lanka who was World Champion at that time. In his debut match against the world champions, Shahid Afridi scored the World fastest century.
On Just 37 balls boom boom scored 102. And at that time world came to know that a Star is born. There are many instances when Shahid Afridi has produced one man show and lead Pakistan to the victory.
But we would mention the innings that brought most pride to the Pakistan and those where his thriller in the Semi-Final and Final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2009 when Afridi played responsibly and brilliantly and scored 51 against SA in Semis and the form continued in Final when Lalla scored 54 not out against the Sri Lanka.
Afridi is regarded as the most unpredicted batsman of all times. He can produce anything out of the box any time. That’s why he has been considered as the most dangerous batsman in any era by any team. Shahid Khan Afridi holds the 1rd position in the 10 most dangerous batsman of PSL 2020