The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League has thus far been a batters’ league, with a number of high-scoring matches. But despite challenging bowling conditions, the bowlers have also displayed some top-notch performances, keeping with the high levels of bowling for which the PSL is renowned.
The top 5 bowling spells from the PSL 8 thus far are listed below:
1. Shaheen Afridi’s Fifer
Shaheen Shah Afridi, the outstanding bowler and captain of the Lahore Qalandars, is renowned for wrecking opening batters. Although he had recovered from a knee injury, there were concerns about his condition and readiness for the PSL 8.
The great pacer demonstrated his talent by bowling an outstanding stint against Peshawar Zalmi. Shaheen Afridi grabbed five wickets for 40 runs in a game that was mostly dominated by hitters, breaking bats and shaking stumps. Both of the openers—the rookie Mohammad Haris and the skipper Babar Azam—were clean bowled by him. Wahab Riaz and James Neesham were also taken out by him, helping his team win by 40 runs.
2. Ihsanullah’s Fifer
Multan Sultans earned a convincing victory over Quetta Gladiators in the recent PSL 8 clash, thanks to the excellent performance of their developing bowler, Ihsanullah.
In addition to limiting Quetta Gladiators to a modest total of 110 runs and taking five significant wickets in the process, the young spinner demonstrated incredible technique and finesse. In addition to Naseem Shah, top batters Jason Roy, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, and Iftikhar Ahmed were all dismissed by Ihsanullah during his outstanding effort.
The player’s first five-wicket haul in PSL made this an important milestone for him and demonstrated his potential as a rising cricket star.
3. Abbas Afridi’s Breakout Spell.
In the PSL 8 encounter against Islamabad United, the young pacer Abbas Afridi of Multan Sultans put on an impressive bowling performance.
He dismissed Rassie van der Dussen, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Mohammad Wasim among others in his four overs, picking up four significant wickets for just 22 runs. The hitters were prevented from settling on the crease by his superb spell.
He clearly established himself as a promising talent to keep an eye on in the future as his performance was crucial in aiding his team to a convincing 52-run victory at home.
4. Hasan Ali’s Redemption.
The prominent fast bowler from Pakistan, Hasan Ali, has successfully returned in the current PSL eighth season. He made a stunning comeback in his third game, where he delivered a sensational performance against Peshawar Zalmi, after being left out of the lineup for the first two games.
He took three wickets for 35 runs in that match, stopping Peshawar Zalmi’s momentum and limiting them to a below-average score of 156 runs. Hasan Ali’s stay was a significant turning point in his career since it restored his value following a protracted slump in performance.
5. Mohammad Hasnain’s Effort.
Mohammad Hasnain showed to be Quetta Gladiators’ true gladiator in the game against Peshawar Zalmi by standing by himself like a lone warrior while the rest of his squad did nothing to assist him.
In his four-over performance, the youthful bowler just allowed 13 runs while taking three key wickets. The rest of the bowling group, though, was powerless to stop a subpar total of 155. One of the most impressive bowling performances of the PSL 8 in a losing cause belongs to Mohammad Hasnain, whose 3 for 13 remains.