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Sports

Web Desk
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PSL 2019: Highest Wicket-taker in Pakistan Super League

Sports

Web Desk
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Highlights

  • Hasan Ali of Peshawar Zalmi, has won the award of the highest wicket-taker
  • Faheem Ashraf of Islamabad United, who claimed 21 wickets
  • Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi who has taken 17 wickets
  • Sohail Tanvir comes fifth with 15 wickets

KARACHI: Medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali of Peshawar Zalmi,  has won the award of  the highest wicket-taker  in  the Pakistan Super League - 2019.

 He has so far  captured 25 wickets at an average of 13.64 in 13 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, who  claimed 21 wickets at an average of 15.33  in 12 matches. He took four or more wickets in an innings on two occasions with six for 19 is the best bowling performance by any bowler so far in the tournament.


The third place goes to left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi who has taken 17 wickets (ave 19.88) in 13 matches whereas the 19-year-old left-arm spinner, Umer Khan of Karachi Kings, is placed  fourth with 15 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 16.13.

Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir comes  fifth  with 15 wickets (ave 21.73) in 12 matches. His best bowling performance is 4/21, which is his only four-wicket haul in the event.

Then come two pace bowlers – Mohammad Amir and Usman Shinwari – both from Karachi Kings. They claimed 13 wickets each at an average of 19.76 and 23.23, respectively. Each of the two captured four wickets once with 4/25 and 4/15, respectively.

Muhammad Nawaz from Quetta Gladiators also bagged 13  wickets at an average of 26.92 in 12 matches and secured the  eighth place.  

He is followed by  the 18-year-old  medium-pacer Mohammad Hasnain of Quetta Gladiators,  who was declared Player-of-the-Match in the final for his sensational bowling performance of three for 30. Overall, he captured 12 wickets (ave 17.58)  in only seven matches of the tournament.

He is followed by four other bowlers, who took  11 wickets each. They are  Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane of Lahore Qalandars  (at an average of 17.18 in seven matches),  medium-fast bowler Haris Rauf of Lahore Qalandars (at an average of 24.27 in 10 matches), and leg-spinners Fawad Ahmed of Quetta Gladiators and Shadab Khan of Islamabad United, both played 12 matches each, at an average  of 27.09 and 31.54, respectively.

In all, 17 bowlers have taken 10 or more wickets in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League, which successfully concluded  in Karachi.