PSL2020 Review: Top 5 standout batsmen in the competition

Pakistan’s cash-rich league was successfully staged in the country. The games played in the preliminary stages of Pakistan Super League  were played with full-house stadiums across cities like Multan, Karachi and Lahore. The playoffs and finals could not be played as the tournament was called off due to rising coronavirus across the globe.

Let’s now take at the top five leading batsman who delivered splendid performances in 2020 Pakistan Super League.

Babar Azam

First in the list features competition’s leading run-scorer in Babar Azam, who played a key role in Karachi Kings qualifying for the playoffs of the competition. Opening batsman looked in scintillating form with the bat for the Kings and accumulated 345 runs at an average of 49.28 with a strike rate of 123.65. He also notched up three half-centuries for Kings in the fifth season of Pakistan Super League.

Chris Lynn

Swashbuckling batsman Chris Lynn found form with the bat at the back end of the competition. Due to his spectacular performances, Lynn single-handedly helped Lahore Qalandars secure their place in the playoffs for the first time in PSL history.

The right-hander finished as second highest run-scorer behind Babar Azam. The Queenslander scored 284 runs at an average of 40.57 with a strike rate of 179.74. His best performance came against Multan Sultans in the last round-robin game. Lynn smashed splendid 113 not out to see Lahore Qalandars storm to an emphatic win.

Ben Dunk

Australian batsman was instrumental in helping Lahore Qalandars turning their fortunes around in the fifth edition of the league. Left-hander played a huge role in Qalandars securing their place in the playoffs of the competition.

The 33-year old managed to score 266 runs in 8 matches at an average of 53.20 with two half-centuries to his name. His best performance came against Karachi Kings as he smashed unbeaten 99 off 40 balls to steer Lahore to a comfortable win.

Luke Ronchi

In Pakistan Super League 2020, Islamabad United’s wicket-keeper batsman, Luke Ronchi, proved to be a consistent performer with the bat. Luke Ronchi accumulated 266 runs in 8 matches at an average of 38.00 with two half-centuries to his name. His best innings of 85 not out came in a losing cause against Karachi Kings.

Shadab Khan

In his first year as the captain of Islamabad United, Shadab Khan truly led from the front with the bat. It came as a huge surprise as he delivered splendid batting performances for United this season. With his splendid run in the fifth edition of PSL, there is no doubt that Shadab Khan has proven himself to be a genuine all-rounder, who can offer value with bat and ball.

Shadab Khan accumulated 263 runs in 9 matches at an average of 37.57 with a strike rate of 159.39. He also notched up three half-centuries for Islamabad United this season.

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