The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced its annual installment of T20 cricket, HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL V) set for March 2020. A fan favorite for cricket lovers throughout the world, PSL has consistently provided power-packed performances, nail-biting encounters, and matches that are bound to keep you on the edge of your seat!
PCB assures HBL PSL V. will be bigger and better!
A true homecoming: PSL 2020 venues
Moving against the norm of having matches in the United Arab Emirates, PCB has brought it all home this time with 5 matches set to take place in Pakistan! Apart from bigwig hosts, like Karachi’s National Stadium and the infamous Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, PCB has brought Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and Multan Cricket Stadium into the mix.
Participating teams in PSL 2020
HBL PSL has demonstrated its commitment to strengthening ties among cricket-playing nations alongside players time and time again. Their franchise has exemplified this commitment by making it a key feature through all of its seasons. The platform ensures that the nation does not miss out on thrilling performances by foreign legends like Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Chris Jordan, Shane Watson, and Keiron Pollardm, while also giving the opportunity to rising stars. Muhammad Junaid, Umer Khan and Ali Imran are a few such names that have been given a chance to shine on the big stage.
Foreign players to watch
Tom Banton- Peshawar Zalmi
Tom Banton has come to the fore after an incredible season for Somerset in the 2019 T20 Blast. Banton has also managed to snag a contract with the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders during auctioning. Banton will be turning out for Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2020 before assuming his post with the Riders. Banton has succeeded in hitting 870 runs and striking out at 160.22 within 27 T20’s. We can only hope he has more of this in stock for the Zalmi’s during these matches!
Dale Steyn- Islamabad United
At the age of 37 Steyn looks like he’s just getting started, proving that age is nothing but a number! The Proteas alum is regarded as one of the greatest quick bowlers to play the game and is currently set to play for Islamabad United in the upcoming PSL. It will be this seamer’s debut appearance in the T20 tournament. He is clearly a force to be reckoned with, having bowled out the likes of Tendulkar and Ponting numerous times in his career!
Chris Lynn- Lahore Qalandars
You may know him as an integral member of the Big Bash League, Chris Lynn, is notorious for hitting sixes across the stadium. The 29-year-old is no rookie and we look forward to watching him demonstrate his talent for the Lahore Qalandars in this PSL.
Jason Roy- Quetta Gladiators
Jason Roy has emerged as one of the most consistent top-order batsmen in England, most notably: the 2015 World Cup. Having one of the most stellar records in PSL history with a strike rate of 139.50 in seven league matches that he has played. This time around, he’s back for the Quetta Gladiators after being picked in the Platinum Category and we can tell he means business when he walks down the pavilion.
Imran Tahir- Multan Sultans
Imran Tahir is the ultimate combination of resilience, magic and entertainment. He always has a trick or two up his googly to send his opponents back to the dug-out. The veteran will be playing for Multan Sultans in the PSL. Tahir played the role of leading wicket-taker for them in the 2018 PSL.
Are you ready to witness the biggest cricketing spectacle in Pakistan this March? If so, you are in for a real treat. HBL PSL V will bring together a nation of cricket lovers and fans alike!
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