Babar Azam aiming for a century in HBL PSL, Babar Azam will aim to mark the first century of HBL PSL as 21 foreign internationals and 15 local players make their debut at HBL Pakistan Super League 8, which will be played in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi from February 13 to February 19 March.
Multan will host 5 matches, Karachi and Lahore will each host 9 matches and Rawalpindi will host 11 matches. International players making their debut at HBL PSL include: Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein (both Multan Sultans), Andrew Tye (Karachi Kings), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Peshawar Zalmi), Dwaine Pretorius.
(Quetta Gladiators), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gus Atkinson (both Islamabad United), Izharulhaq Naveed (Multan Sultans), James Fuller (Karachi Kings), Jimmy Neesham (Peshawar Zalmi), Josh Little (Multan Sultans), Kusal Mendis (Lahore Qalandars) , Matthew Wade (Karachi Kings), Naveen-ul-Haq, Nuwan Thuhara, Odean Smith (all Quetta Gladiators), Richard Gleeson (Peshawar Zalmi), Shane Dadswell (Lahore Qalandars), Tabraiz Shamsi (Karachi Kings), Tom Curran ( Islamabad United) and Wanindu Hasaranga (Quetta Gladiators).
Apart from the expats, the locals who want to make an impression at their first event are: Aamer Jamal (Peshawar Zalmi), Ahsan Bhatti (Lahore Qalandars), Aimal Khan (Quetta Gladiators), Arafat Minhas (Multan Sultans) , Haseebullah (Peshawar Zalmi), Hassan Nawaz (Islamabad United), Irfan Khan Niazi (Karachi Kings),
Mirza Tahir Baig (Lahore Qalandars), Mohammad Karnal Zahid (Quetta Gladiators), Mohammad Sarwar Afridi (Multan Sultans), Omair Bin Yousuf (Quetta the Gladiators), Saud Shakeel (Quetta Gladiators), Shawaiz Irfan (Lahore Qalandars), Sufyan Muqeem (Peshawar Zalmi) and Tayyab Tahir (Karachi Kings). At HBL PSL 8, Lahore Qalandars will aim to be the first team to win consecutive titles, while Islamabad United will aim to be the first team to win three titles since the event began in 2016.
In the impressive 7 years of HBL PSL, Babar Azam is the top scorer with 2,413 points in 68 games, but has not yet turned into his first century.Now Babar Azam aiming for a century in HBL PSL.
Kamran Akmal, who will miss the event, is the second best runner with 1,972 runs in 75 and the holder of most of the centuries – three. The explosive half-fly Sharjeel Khan broke two centuries while Fakhar Zaman, Rilee Rossouw, Cameron Delport, Colin Ingram, Chris Lynn, Usman Khawaja, Harry Brook and Jason Roy each hit a century.
Peshawar Zalmi’s Wahab Riaz is the only pitcher to break the 100-stroke barrier in the HBL PSL. He has 103 goals in 77 games and is followed by Hasan Ali (81), Shaheen Shah Afridi (70) and Shadab Khan (65).
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