5 players who impressed during the 2018 PSL
The 2018 PSL came to an end with Islamabad United beating Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets thanks to the brilliant batting performances by Luke Ronchi, Sahibzada Farhan and Asif Ali and the brilliant bowling performances by Shadab Khan and Samit Patel.
By winning the tournament, Islamabad United became the most successful team in PSL history with 2 titles.
Throughout the tournament, there were several wondrous performances from a number of players and many of them were consistently brilliant. Here are 5 players who impressed during the 2018 PSL.
#5. Shane Watson
Shane Watson was one of the best players for the Quetta Gladiators this season. He mesmerised the crowd with his many scintillating performances with both bat and ball. Watson began the tournament with a spell of 3/22 against Karachi Kings. He followed this with a 42-ball 66 against Lahore Qalandars.
Watson’s finest performance of the competition came against the Karachi Kings where he scored a fantastic 90 from 58 deliveries and took 1/18 from his three overs to help Quetta to a 67-run victory.
Quetta gladiators reached the play-offs but unfortunately, they did not have Watson for their eliminator against Peshawar Zalmi which they lost by the ever-agonising margin of 1 run.
Watson ended the tournament as Quetta’s highest run-scorer and the tournament’s 5th highest with 319 runs at an average of 35.44 and a strike rate of 135.16. He was also Quetta’s second-highest wicket-taker and the tournament’s 12th highest with 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.66.