The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) started on a sparkling note with all franchises giving their all to win the games and take another step towards conquering the illustrious title. Aside from local players, many foreign players managed to impress the who’s who of the cricket fraternity. The tournament has now been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
PSL also has some foreign players who will fly directly to India after participating in the Pakistan League to participate in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will probably take place in April and May. The amazing form of the players at PSL can benefit their respective IPL franchises.
5 stars from PSL 2021 to consider in IPL 2021:
1. Chris Gayle
Legendary West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle faces Quetta Gladiators in the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The franchise has failed to make a mark on the tournament thus far, as it is in the last position on the points table after winning just one game out of five players.
However, Gayle was in top form at PSL 2021 and racked up a whopping 107 runs in two innings with an impressive 53.5 average and a 167.18 hit rate. His highest score in the tournament so far is 68 runs. However, the batsman had to leave the event in the middle after being named to the West Indies team for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Gayle is expected to wear his incredible 2021 PSL form in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well as he plays for the Punjab Kings (formerly known as Kings XI Punjab). The powerful hitter had done very well for Punjab last season, racking up 288 runs in just 7 innings, including a high score of 99 runs.
2. Faf du Plessis
Like Chris Gayle, former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis also represented Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Faf emerged as the backbone of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting lineup during the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He had finished as the tallest running back for the Super Kings with 449 runs to his credit in 13 innings with an average of 40.81 and a strike rate of 140.75 including 4 half centuries and the highest score of 87 no-out runs.
The swashbuckling hitter continues his fine form in PSL 2021 as well, as he has scored 54 runs so far in 2 games with an average of 27 and an above-par average of 145.94. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that hitters can once again work wonders for CSK, who will be looking for a big comeback, at IPL 2021.
3. Ben Cutting
Ben Cutting, a tall, lanky medium-paced giant from Australia, did his job for Quetta Gladiators in the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL). Although the bowling all-rounder doesn’t have impressive numbers to name him with the bat and ball, he looks promising and has the ability to produce good results.
So far, in five games for Quetta Gladiators, Cutting has started a wicket with 1/23 being the best economic bowling figures of him. When it comes to hitting, he has scored 49 runs with a strike rate of 108.88. The Australian off-roader was chosen by two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the IPL auction for the upcoming 2021 edition of the T20 championship.
Cutting, who has represented Australia in 4 One Day Internationals and 7 T20 Internationals, can be an interesting pick for the Knight Riders as he can act as a backup for Andre Russell and can provide the team with the required support in the middle order. .
4. Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn, a stocky, well-trained right-handed hitter from Australia, is arguably one of the most accomplished hitters on the Australian domestic circuit. The batsman had wondered in the recently concluded 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) and also had a decent performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Playing for Multan Sultans, Lynn has appeared in just 4 games scoring 34 runs with a strike rate of 136. As far as Multan Sultans goes, he ranks second to last on the points table after winning just one game out of five. played. .
The Australian opening batsman will serve as his for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, it will be difficult for Lynn to find a place for himself in the game XI, as MI already has a stable higher-order in the form of Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, Chris definitely fights back.
5. Dan Christian
37-year-old Australian off-roader Daniel Christian was in top form in the recently concluded 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League. He scored 272 runs and started 15 wickets in 16 2020-21 BBL games. This resulted in the IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise being behind the off-roader during the IPL auction for the upcoming 2021 edition of the T20 Championship.
The Bangalore team managed to include the Australian veteran in their squad for a staggering INR 4.8 million rupees. Christian was also in good shape in the Pakistani Super League (PSL). He has appeared in 5 games so far for the Karachi Kings, who tops the chart after winning three of the five games.
Dan started four wickets in five games at an economy rate of 10.86. He also has 55 runs to his credit in three innings with a 55 average and an impressive 196.42 hit rate.