PSL2020 Review: Top 5 standout bowlers in the competition

2020 Pakistan Super League proved to be a success despite knockout stages being postponed due to coronavirus outbreak across the country. Multan Sultans finished top of the points table in the preliminary stages of the competition.

Here we look at the top five bowlers of the 2020 Pakistan Super League that produced consistently with the ball in the tournament.

Mohammad Hasnain

Quetta Gladiators pacers topped the bowling charts in the competition with 15 wickets at an average of 19.13. Despite Gladiators failing to make it to the playoffs, Hasnain consistently picked up wickets with new and old ball. The only issue was that Hasnain conceded close to nine runs an over and will need to come with better plans for the death overs of the innings.

Shaheen Shah Afridi

Tall left-arm quick bowler delivered probing spells for the side in the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League. He finished second on the list for leading wicket-taker in the competition. Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed 13 wickets with a splendid economy rate of 7.02.

He is certainly one of the premier bowlers for Pakistan in all three formats. Due to his splendid performances this season, Shaheen will certainly be first-choice seamer for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia this year.

Wahab Riaz

Third, is the list features Peshawar Zalmi pacer, Wahab Riaz, who showed consistency for the side with the ball. Left-arm quick finished the competition as the third highest wicket-taker with 11 scalps and completely overshadowed his fellow teammate Hasan Ali.

With the ability to produce yorkers at the back end of the innings, Wahab Riaz will certainly on the radar of selectors as they try to pick players for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Sohail Tanvir

Fourth in the list features Sohail Tanvir, who had an excellent outing with the ball for Multan Sultans in 2020 Pakistan Super League. Left-arm quick was the best bowler on display for Multan in this year’s competition. The 35-year old claimed 10 wickets at an average of 15.30 with an outstanding rate of 6.80.

Mohammad Amir

Karachi Kings pacer Mohammad Amir delivered decent performances for the side in this year’s competition. Despite starting poorly, he delivered better spells by playing more matches for his franchise. Left-arm quick finished the competition with 10 scalps at an average of 26.20. His best bowling performance came against Peshawar Zalmi at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.