With the PSL Draft to take place on 6th December, franchises have announced their retention’s as this year is a big draft as teams retained maximum of 8 players, Now all teams will look to fill their slots with the coming of International stars who are consistent performers throughout the year.
We take a look at some stand-out performers who could be targeted by the PSL franchises in this year’s draft.
1. Chris Lynn (Australia):
The opening batsman from Queens Land, knows for his big hitting in T20 format Lynn always carry his form in T20 leagues in IPL, BBL etc he is also the all time leading run scorer in BBL history, with scoring 4425 runs in 155 innings with the strike rate of 141.96 in T20 cricket all over the globe, As Chris Lynn plays for the teams like Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and Brisbane Heat in BBL as one of their key players, recently Chris Lynn broke the record for the highest individual score in the Abu Dhabi T10 league scoring 91* in 30 balls hitting nine fours and seven sixes.
So Lynn would be a key pick by teams who are short of their opening slot.
Possible Teams: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans
2. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan):
A million dollar leggie from Afghanistan captain of the national team and No.1 T20I bowler Rashid Khan has signed for PSL this time as Afghanistan team have no international series at the time of PSL, Rashid will add great value to the PSL as he is in the list of the big names in T20 cricket, Rashid have played 193 T20 with 272 wickets to his name and bowls with economy of 6.24 with the career best 5-3, Rashid have good ability to hit the ball out of the park as he also play the of match finisher,As Rashid plays for the teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Adelaide Strikers in BBL.
Rashid’s charisma has turned him into a crowd favorite at every stop. After showcasing his dominance in franchise leagues he would be the one who all teams are looking to pick.
Possible Teams: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans
3. Dale Steyn (South Africa):
Dale Steyn one of the world’s most feared fast bowler. Extreme pace, the ability to swing the ball both ways, and accuracy have perhaps made him the South Africa’s best ever fast bowler, Stey is also a new addition to PSL2020 international roaster list as he will add lot of value in PSL with his furious pace.
Recently Dale Steyn retired from the test cricket and just want to focus on limited overs format as he also signs for Melbourne Stars in BBL19-20, Nowdays he is in action for Cape Town Blits in Mzansi Super League as leading wicket-taker having 15 wickets in 8 matches with an ecocomy of 7.09 with best of 3-10.
Teams will definitely looking to pick Steyn for his pace and experience.
Possible Teams: Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans
4. Moeen Ali (England):
The world cup winning English spining all-rounder Moeen Ali is also making his way to the PSL2020, after winning the world cup on home soil Moeen announced that he would be taking a “short break” from international cricket and want to play T20 leagues around the world.
Moeen played 146 T20 matches scoring 3206 runs with the strike rate of 139.93 and having 102 wicket to his name withe an economy of 7.57.
Moeen’s quality spin and capable batting in the lower order made him all team’s favorite to pick him.
Possible Teams: Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans
5. Ben Cutting (Australia):
A fast bowler and productive lower-order batsman Ben Cutting is one of the finest all-rounders in the T20 form of the game, He has played 130 T20 matches scoring 1676 runs with the strike rate of 150.85 specially known for his big hitting 6s we all remember him for his innings against Royal Chalangers Banglore in IPL 2016 final and hitting three sixes to Shane Watson in final over and he also can bowl in middle overs having 104 wicket in T20 with an economy of 8.97.
Cutting inclusion in PSL will be exciting as he has the ability to hit the ball out of the park and most of the teams looking to pick him.
Possible Teams: Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans
6. Mujeeb Ur Rehman (Afghanistan):
Rehman can bowl offspin and mix it up with legspin and ripping googlies the wrist spinners like Mujeeb are very usefull now days in T20 cricket, Mujeeb also had expedience playing in IPL for Kings XI Punjab and for Brisbane Heats in BBL, Mujeeb had played 90 T20 matches with 92 wickets to his name with an economy of 6.89.
Mujeeb’s signing for PSL means that batsman will face difficulty to score runs and hit boundaries team with inexperience in spinning department can pick Mujeeb.
Possible Teams: Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators and lahore Qalandars