Take a look at SAMAA Digital's list of five best young players
The 2019 edition of Pakistan Super League came to a close with Quetta Gladiators winning the tournament by beating Peshawar Zalmi in the final. As expected, the PSL helped unearth several youngsters who stepped up to the challenge and performed exceptionally well in the domestic competition.
Quetta Gladiators right-arm pacer proved to be an asset for the champions and has been rewarded with a call-up to the Pakistan team. He troubled the batsmen with his sheer pacer and intelligent variations in his line and length. His figures of 3-30 in four overs earned him the man-of-the-match award in the final, showcasing just how unaffected the teenager seems to be by pressure.
Umer Khan was the standout performer with the ball for Karachi Kings as he finished with 15 wickets in 11 matches with an average of 16.13 and economy of 7.11. The leg-spinner has a happy knack of claimiing big wickets, with the likes of Shane Watson, AB de Villiers and Luke Ronchi all among his scalps.
Haris Rauf bowled with real pace and accuracy and was Lahore Qalandars’ best pacer in the domestic T20 competition. He took 11 wickets in 10 fixtures with his best bowling figures of 4-23 against Karachi Kings standing out.
The Quetta Gladiators player is the only batsman to have made it in the list as he scored 178 runs in eight matches with an average of 22.25 and strike rate of 130.88. While the numbers may not be that impressive, the right-hander played a few handy knocks and impressed with his shot selection.
The right-handed fast-bowler added spark to the Multan Sultans’ pace attack with his pace. He represented his side in eight fixtures and bagged nine wickets with an average of 21.55 and economy of 8.08.