Thursday Mar 14, 2019 | By: Web Desk
KARACHI: As the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League moves to its play-off stage, 14 bowlers have taken ten or more wickets in 30 T20 matches played in league rounds.
The highest wicket-taker so far is medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali of Peshawar Zalmi, who captured 22 wickets at an average of 12.86 in eleven matches. He grabbed four wickets in an innings on three occasions which is also the most by any bowler in the tournament. His best bowling was four for 15, which he performed twice.
Hasan is followed by medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf of Islamabad United. He claimed 19 wickets at 13.36 apiece in ten matches. He took four or more wickets in an innings on two occasions with six for19 is the best bowling performance by any bowler in the tournament.
Left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi improved his position to capture third place, taking 15 wickets (ave 19.60) in eleven matches. His best bowling is performance is 3/17.
Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir comes comes down to fourth place with 15 wickets (ave 20.20) in 10 matches. His best bowling performance is 4/21, which is his only four-wicket haul in the event.
The fifth place goes to 19-year-old left-arm spinner Umer Khan of Karachi Kings, who claimed 13 wickets in ten matches with an average of 17.38. Three for 22 are his best bowling figures.
Then come two pace bowlers – Mohammad Amir and Usman Shinwari – both from Karachi Kings. They claimed 12 wickets each at an average of 18.50 and 21.66, respectively. Each of the two captured four wickets once with 4/25 and 4/15, respectively.
Muhammad Nawaz from Quetta Gladiators gets eighth place. He took 12 wickets at an average of 26.58 in eleven matches. After him Sandeep Lamichhane of Lahore Qalandars with 11 wickets.
Medium-fast bowler Haris Rauf of Lahore Qalandars claimed 11 wickets at an average of 24.27. Haris grabbed four-wicket haul once.
Four bowlers have taken ten wickets each in the tournament. They are leg-spinner Shahid Khan Afridi of Multan Sultans (in eight matches), left-arm pacer Rahat Ali (seven matches) and fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi (eight matches) – both from Lahore Qalandars, and leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed of Quetta Gladiators (in ten matches).