#4. Kamran Akmal
The 36-year old out-of-favour keeper batsman was one of the key reasons why Peshawar Zalmi reached the final of the tournament. Akmal began the tournament in bizarre fashion by scoring a duck in the tournament opener against the Multan Sultans at Dubai.
However, he came back by scoring a 32-ball 53 against Islamabad United at the same ground two days later. Akmal continued to impress during the remainder of the league stage through his batting and keeping. He scored the second fastest century in PSL history off 59 deliveries against Lahore Qalandars. He went on to score 107 in that game which is also the second highest individual score in PSL history.
In the second qualifier against Karachi Kings, Akmal scored the fastest fifty in PSL history from just 17 balls. However, he failed to contribute with the bat in the all-important final as he scored just 1. Nevertheless, Akmal ended the tournament as the second highest run-scorer with 425 at an average of 38.63 and at a strike rate of 153.42. He also had 8 dismissals to his name. Akmal currently holds the records for the most number of runs (929) and most number of dismissals (34) in PSL history.
Akmal’s impressive performances in the PSL could keep him in contention for a comeback in the national team
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