PSL2020 Review: Top 5 Batting Flops from the competition
2020 Pakistan Super League was staged in Pakistan across three venues. Despite some players delivering splendid performances, there were reputed players who failed to make an impact with the bat in this season.
Lets take look at the top five batting flops from 2020 Pakistan Super League
Batting flops from 2020 Pakistan Super League
Ahmed Shehzad (Quetta Gladiators)
Opener was expected to produce big things for the defending champions Quetta Gladiators in the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League. Ahmed Shehzad clearly struggled and lacked rhythm with the bat in the competition. He endured his worst year in PSL with the bat and finished with only 61 runs in 7 matches at an average of 8.71. Ahmed Shehzad will rue the fact he missed a glorious opportunity to make a serious case for the national side in the T20 format.
Liam Livingstone (Peshawar Zalmi)
He was one of the notable acquisitions made by Peshawar Zalmi for 2020 Pakistan Super League and is quite an accomplished cricketer in the T20 format.
He played only one good innings from nine matches he played in and that is not what one expects from Livingstone, who has been a quality performer in the T20 format. Clearly, he failed to adjust to the pitch conditions in Pakistan. Livingstone only scored 108 runs at an average of 21.60.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators):
After being sacked from the captaincy of the Pakistan national side, it was expected from Sarfaraz Ahmed to pile on the runs in this year’s competition. After starting the tournament with decent scores, Sarfaraz Ahmed struggled to maintain his form. He ended the competition with just 148 runs in nine matches. He failed to score a half-century in the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League.
Asif Ali (Islamabad United):
Designated pinch-hitter for Islamabad United turned out to be a sheer disappointment with the bat in this year’s competition. He failed to produce runs for the side in the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League.Asif Ali failed to make most of the opportunities with the bat for Islamabad United. He could only score 81 runs at an average of 16.20.
Iftikhar Ahmed (Karachi Kings):
After doing well in the T20I series in Australia, Karachi Kings could have expected big things from the power-hitter, but he failed to make an impact with the bat in this year’s competition.
Iftikhar Ahmed clearly failed to produce consistency with the bat. In 10 matches, Iftikhar Ahmed could only score 79 runs at an average of 13.16.