PSL 2021: Five rising PSL stars- The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will enter its sixth edition this year. The month-long tournament comprising six teams—Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators– will begin on February 20.
The action-packed T20 contest is one of the most-watched cricketing events in Pakistan. Ahead of the upcoming edition, take a look at the rising stars—Mohammad Rizwan, Qais Ahmed, Danish Aziz– of PSL:
Mohammad Wasim (Islamabad United)
The 19-year-old Pakistani cricketer bowls at a speed of 85 miles per hour and whacks it a long way. He slammed a 20-ball 55 and picked five wickets for Pakistan Under-19. Abdul Razzaq labelled him as the quickest bowler in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Danish Aziz (Karachi Kings)
The all-rounder Danish Aziz averages in the 70s in one day and T20 matches for Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2020-21. The 25-year-old can also bowl left-arm spin.
Dilbur Hussain (Lahore Qalandars)
The right-arm seamer has played for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. Dilbur Hussain made his debut for Qalandars in 2018 and has done well for the side. The 27-year-old is aiming for his breakthrough season.
Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans)
Mohammad Rizwan used to play for Multan before making his Pakistan debut. The wicket-keeper batsman recently slammed a T20 century for Pakistan against South Africa. But he needs to improve his strike rate (120) in the PSL.
Haider Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)
Ali is the only third player to smash 200+ runs for Peshawar Zalmi in the last edition of PSL. The 20-year-old amassed 294 runs for Northern in the domestic T20 cup at a strike rate of 166.
Qais Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators)
Qais Ahmed has played for several T20 leagues around the world—Lanka Premier League, BBL, BPL and CPL. The 20-year-old has picked 74 T20 wickets at an economy of 7. When needed, Ahmed can also contribute with the bat in the lower order.
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