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Top Five Standout Performers of PSL 8

Both the batters and the bowlers have delivered noteworthy performances so far in PSL 8.

The players aim to leave a lasting impression on the minds and hearts of the fans and experts, as the league is considered the biggest cricketing event in the country.

Although there have been numerous breathtaking and nerve-wracking performances in PSL 8.

Here are the top five performers who turned heads and caught the attention:

1- Azam Khan

Despite Azam Khan’s absence from the international arena due to his fitness issues, the young wicket-keeper is making waves with his impressive hitting power while playing for Islamabad United.

Having played nine matches, he has scored 280 runs at an outstanding average of 46.66 and a remarkable strike rate of 162.79.

Azam Khan is also ranked fifth on the list of highest six-hitters with 17 sixes.

He consistently delivers match-winning performances for his franchise, establishing himself as a valuable middle-order batter.

2- Saim Ayub

Saim Ayub brings a fresh and exciting brand of T20 cricket to Pakistan. The explosive opener approaches every ball with an attacking mindset, aiming to hit it out of the park.

Playing for Peshawar Zalmi, he has scored 309 runs in 10 matches with a decent average of 30.90, but it is his impressive strike rate of 167.03 that sets him apart.

Saim Ayub has already scored 5 half-centuries in the tournament, accompanied by 17 maximums.

His outstanding performances have led many to label him a game-changer in the first six overs.

3- Ihsanullah

Ihsanullah is taking the batters by storm in PSL 8, delivering toe-crushing Yorkers at a lightning-fast speed of 150kph.

While most bowlers are struggling in batting-friendly conditions, this emerging pacer has topped the bowling charts with the second-highest number of wickets.

In 10 matches for Multan Sultans, Ihsanullah has taken an impressive 20 wickets at an outstanding average of 13 and a remarkable economy rate of 6.29.

He even achieved a fifer in the PSL 8 for only 12 runs. Ihsanullah holds the coveted position of being the top pacer in PSL 8.

4- Imad Wasim

Although Karachi Kings’ skipper was unable to lead his team to success, Imad Wasim has made an impressive return with both bat and ball.

Currently, the third-highest run-scorer of the tournament, he has smashed an incredible 404 runs with an outstanding average of 134.66 and an equally impressive strike rate of 170.46.

In addition to his impressive batting, Imad Wasim has played a crucial role for his team with the ball, once again proving his worth as a valuable allrounder in PSL 8.

5- Abdullah Shafique

Abdullah Shafique has established himself as a stylish opening batter for Lahore Qalandars, displaying a variety of classy strokes while also adhering to the modern standards of T20 cricket.

Scoring 193 runs at an average of 27.57 and an impressive strike rate of 144.03, he is known for his classic batting style and has hit 17 fours in his seven matches.

Moreover, The emerging opener’s exceptional batting prowess suggests that he is a future star.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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