PSL 2019: 5 domestic players to watch out for
As the popularity of the T20 leagues across the globe increased, Pakistan launched its own domestic league, Pakistan Super League (PSL), four years ago. Several Pakistan modern-day greats like Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, and others have played a major part in the league.
The Pakistan Super League has given several young talents to the Pakistan national team in the last few years. For the 2019 edition, International stars like AB de Villiers, David Warner, Kieron Pollard, and Sandeep Lamichhane will be a part of this league.
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PSL has transformed the domestic structure of Pakistan Cricket and the league has spring-boarded a number of young cricketers.
In this article, we will have a look at the top 5 domestic players to watch out for in PSL 2019.
#5 Babar Azam, Karachi Kings
In the past few months, Babar Azam has shown tremendous form in T20I cricket for Pakistan. The 24-year-old's scores in his last eight T20I innings read 97, 51, 68, 45, 50, 7, 40, and 79. He is also currently the World No.1 batsman in the ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings.
He has played 26 T20Is thus far for Pakistan and aggregated more than 1,000 runs at an average of 54.26. Azam also has a healthy strike rate of 124.56 in T20Is. Babar was also the third highest run-getter in 2018 Pakistan Super League.
The youngster is expected to play a key role for Karachi Kings this season. He will have the support of Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, and Liam Livingstone in helping the Karachi Kings win their first ever PSL title.