Saturday, April 20

PCB Announces Best XI of PSL 2020; To lead Shadab Khan

Babar Azam PSL. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) ended with the Karachi Kings beating Lahore Qalandars in the final on 17 November and finishing their first PSL trophy. Following the conclusion of the marquee event, a four-member independent jury announced PSL 2020’s Best Playing XI. The independent jury consists of several stalwarts including respected commentators Bajeed Khan, Ramiz Raja and Uroz Mumtaz and Nadeem Khan, who are a member of the PSL 2020 Technical Committee and PCB Director – High Performance.

The jury chose a 12-member squad comprising four foreign players. The criteria for selection of players were their consistency, effectiveness, contribution and fitness for their team’s victory. Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan was named as the captain of the best playing XI.

Notably, Islamabad finished last in the points table with just 3 wins in 10 matches. The squad includes six players from Lahore Qalandars, three from Karachi Kings, one each from Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.

Speaking about the selection of players in the team, one of the jurors Ramiz Raja was quoted as saying, “It was a challenge for the entire panel to select 12 top performers from a rich list of outstanding artists. We have chosen a performance-based and balanced side that can compete against the HBL PSL 2020 franchise cricket side in any situation. “

“Overall, the huge success of HBL PSL 2020 in Pakistan goes to all the participants who entertained and entertained the nation with some engaging, aggressive and competitive cricket. Through the HBL PSL as well as the National T20 Cup and the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the selectors, as well as cricket fans and followers, have been able to spot and recognize many outstanding cricketers, whom I am sure That we will see at some stage in international cricket. He added.

I feel honored to lead the team: Shadab Khan

When selected as the captain of the best team of PSL 2020, Shadab Khan Assuming that he feels honored to lead the team that claims to have done some of the best. However, the captain was also disappointed that he could not take his franchise Islamabad to the playoffs. Meanwhile, Shadab is confident that he will come on strong to win the title next year.

“I think HBL has been appointed captain of the PSL 2020 team, which includes some of the best performers in the most successful events. However, it hurts that we could not make it to the playoffs. We gave our best shot, which was clearly not enough, and that means we will have to get more and stronger to play in the sixth edition next year. “Said Shadab.

The team in batting order is:

Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)

Chris Lynn (Lahore Qalandars)

Alex Hales (Karachi Kings)

Hyder Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)

Mohammad Hafeez (Lahore Qalandars)

Shadab Khan (Captain, Islamabad United)

Ben Dunk (wicketkeeper, Lahore Qalandars)

David Vise (Lahore Qalandars)

Mohammad Aamir (Karachi Kings)

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Lahore Qalandars)

Mohammad Hasnain (Quetta Gladiators)

Fakhar Zaman (12th, Lahore Qalandar)