The coronavirus pandemic suspended the sixth season of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) in March on the finish of the primary 14 video games of the league stage. Seven members of the event bubble, six of which have been gamers, had examined optimistic. Three months therefore, PSL 2021 is all et to renew from Wednesday onwards in Abu Dhabi with Lahore Qalandars taking up Islamabad United within the first match.
PSL carried out two alternative drafts to get the groups crammed for the second leg of the event after a number of abroad gamers opted out owing to causes aplenty. Forward of the resumption of the league, we check out how the groups stacked up.
How does the purpose desk look?
Defending champions Karachi Kings stand atop with six factors from 5 video games – three wins and two defeats. Curiously, the three subsequent groups on the factors desk have accrued as many factors as Karachi Kings, however solely separated by internet run-rate.
2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi stand second with NRR of zero.73, having gained and misplaced as many video games as Karachi. Islamabad United, the 2016 and 2018 champions, stand third with NRR of zero.202, though their three wins got here in 4 video games. Lahore Qalandars, who as effectively have performed 4 video games with three video games, have an NRR of zero.085.
Multan Sultans and 2019 champions Quetta Gladiators have each managed a win every from 5 video games, separted solely by NRR.
Most runs and wickets:
Multan Sultans skipper Mohammad Rizwan stands atop within the run-getters listing with 297 runs at 59.40, at a strike fee of 140.09, which incorporates three half-centuries. Karachi Kings skipper Babar Azam stands second with 258 runs at 138.71.
Zalmi’s quick bowler Saqib Mehmood is presently the best wicket-taker on the finish of the Karachi-leg of PSL 2021, having picked 12 wickets in 5 video games at 12.80. Qalandars’ left-armer Shaheen Shah Afridi stands subsequent with 9 wickets at 12.55 whereas Sultans’ pacer Shahnawaz Dhani have left many impressed along with his tally of 9 wickets in 4 video games 17.22.
Groups after the alternative draft:
Islamabad United –
OUT: Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt
IN: Usman Khawaja
FULL SQUAD: Shadab Khan (c), Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Ali Khan, Akif Javed, Asif Ali, Brendon King, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Akhlaq, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Umer Amin, Usman Khawaja, Zafar Gohar and Zeeshan Zameer
Karachi Kings –
OUT: Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Joe Clarke
IN: Martin Guptill, Najeebullah Zadran, Thisara Perera
FULL SQUAD: Imad Wasim (c), Abbas Afridi, Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Chadwick Walton, Danish Aziz, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Najeebullah Zadran, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood and Zeeshan Malik
Lahore Qalandars –
OUT: David Wiese, Joe Denly, Tom Abell, Samit Patel
IN: James Faulkner, Tim David, Callum Ferguson, Seekuge Prasanna
FULL SQUAD: Sohail Akhtar (c), Ahmed Danyal, Ben Dunk, Callum Ferguson, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, James Faulkner, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Seekuge Prasanna, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sultan Ahmed, Tim David, Zaid Alam and Zeeshan Ashraf
Multan Sultans –
OUT: Chris Lynn, James Vince, Adam Lyth, Carlos Brathwaite
IN: Shimron Hetmyer, Johnson Charles, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Obed McCoy
FULL SQUAD: Mohammad Rizwan (c), Asif Afridi, Hammad Azam, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan Snr, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Umar, Obed McCoy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rilee Rossouw, Shahnawaz Dhani, Shan Masood, Shimron Hetmyer (partially obtainable), Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir and Muhammad Waseem
Peshawar Zalmi –
OUT: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Ravi Bopara, Saqib Mahmood
IN: Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Fidel Edwards
FULL SQUAD: Wahab Riaz (c), Abrar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, David Miller (partially obtainable), Fabian Allen (partially obtainable), Fidel Edwards (partially obtainable), Haider Ali, Hazratullah Zazai, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Irfan Snr, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Rovman Powell, Waqar Salamkheil, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, and Umaid Asif
Quetta Gladiators –
OUT: Tom Banton, Dale Steyn, Ben Reducing
IN: Andre Russell, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Zahir Khan
FULL SQUAD: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Abdul Nasir, Andre Russell (partially obtainable), Anwar Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood and Zahir Khan