Top Bowling Performances of PSL 8
Observing several matches with high scores, the eighth installment of the Pakistan Super League has predominantly favored the batsmen. Nevertheless, in line with the PSL’s renowned bowling excellence, the bowlers have also demonstrated exceptional skills and delivered impressive performances despite the challenging bowling conditions.
Multan Sultans secured a convincing triumph over Quetta Gladiators in their recent clash in PSL 8, thanks to the outstanding display of their up-and-coming pacer, Ihsan Ullah. The talented bowler showcased his exceptional ability and agility, restricting Quetta Gladiators to a paltry total of 110 runs and taking five critical wickets in the process.
Ihsan Ullah superb performance involved dismissing top-order batsmen, including Jason Roy, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, as well as Naseem Shah. This was a significant moment for the young player as he claimed his first five-wicket haul in PSL, highlighting his potential as a promising future star in the world of cricket.
The captain and renowned fast bowler of Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen Shah Afridi, is widely recognized for causing chaos among opening batters. However, concerns and uncertainties were raised about his fitness and form for PSL 8 after his return from a knee injury.
Yet, Shaheen Afridi silenced his doubters by delivering an outstanding performance against Peshawar Zalmi. Despite the game being dominated by the batsmen, the star pacer bowled a brilliant spell that shattered bats and rattled stumps, taking five wickets for 40 runs. He impressively clean bowled both openers, the young Mohammad Haris and captain Babar Azam, as well as claiming the scalps of Wahab Riaz and James Neesham, leading his team to a victory of 40 runs.
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The emerging fast bowler of Multan Sultans, Abbas Afridi, displayed an exceptional exhibition of bowling against Islamabad United’s formidable batting line-up in the PSL 8 match. In his four overs, he skilfully claimed four crucial wickets for a mere 22 runs, dismissing Rassie van der Dussen, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Mohammad Wasim.
His exceptional spell effectively prevented the batters from getting comfortable on the crease. His performance played a significant role in leading his team to a convincing 52-run victory at their home ground, and he undoubtedly demonstrated his value as a promising talent worth keeping an eye on in the future.
The famous fast bowler of Pakistan, Hasan Ali, has made a fantastic comeback in the ongoing eighth session of PSL. After being left out of the team for the first two games, he produced a dazzling performance against Peshawar Zalmi in his third match.
In that game, he impressively took three wickets for 35 runs, which actually halted Peshawar Zalmi’s momentum and limited them to a below-average total of 156 runs. Hasan Ali’s spell was a significant turning point in his career, as it showcased his value once again after an extended period of poor form.
In the game against Peshawar Zalmi, Mohammad Hasnain appeared as the true hero for Quetta Gladiators as he stood firm like a solitary soldier while his team failed to support him. The young fast bowler impressively took three vital wickets, giving away only 13 runs in his four overs spell. However, the remainder of the bowling line-up appeared helpless in defending a substandard total of 155. Mohammad Hasnain’s
Highest Wicket Takers List of PSL 8
|Shaheen Afridi||Lahore Qalandars||6||10||5/40|
|Abbas Afridi||Multan Sultans||5||10||4/22|
|Usama Mir||Multan Sultans||6||9||3/22|
|Muhammad Amir||Karachi Kings||5||8||4/26|
|Muhammad Husnain||Quetta Gladiators||5||8||3/13|
|Hassan Ali||Islamabad United||3||7||3/35|
|David Wiese||Lahore Qalandars||6||7||3/37|
|Haris Rauf||Lahore Qalandars||6||7||3/37|
|Imad Wasim||Karachi Kings||7||7||3/16|