The HBL PSL 6 is successfully down and dusted, winding it up in two phases with the rendered services of Karachi and Abu Dhabi grounds, respectively. We have eyewitnessed a pile of downfalls alongside terrific upholders from each of the six franchises in the two legs. Hence, Cricketholic compiles a brief static view of HBL PSL 6 for the readers to interpret and comment on. Here you go!
A brief static view of HBL PSL 6
Babar Azam: Babar Azam is unquestionably one of the bests and classic limited-over cricket players. ‘Now the Pakistan captain’ is seemly progressing with the run-making techniques that make him the top run-getter in PSL 6. Azam has 554 runs at an average of 69.25 at an SR of 132.53.
Featuring Karachi Kings as the vice-captain, Azam’s innings compile seven half-centuries along with registering multiple records. 90* outlasts his highest score of the contemporary season.
Sohail Akhtar: Qalandars could have been one of the top teams of the HBL PSL 6, but their ups and downs thoroughly let them down. Despite trying hard to be in the playoffs, Qalandars failed under Sohail Akhtar.
Not only Akhtar’s captaincy, but his individual performances are not worth adding to the ‘best’ portal. Where a team needs to stable themselves during the powerplay in T20I, Sohail failed at that point. He could score 149 runs in 10 innings at an average of 14.90, striking 109.55.
Best mid-order batsman:
Shoaib Malik: Zalmi’s confident batsman, Shoaib Malik, has played numerous crucial knocks for his team to win. We cannot deny his helping inning during the PZ vs MS final, which went in vain after his collapse.
Malik, a renowned veteran cricketer, is the fourth-highest run-getter of PSL 6 as he assembles 354 runs in 13 innings at an SR of 149.36. He averages 35.40 with the highest knock of 73 and two half-tons overall.
Flopped mid-order batsman:
Azam Khan: If a team blunders ultimately at the top-order, it heavily becomes reliant upon their mid-order batters. But what if they fail too? This is what happened with Quetta Gladiators during the PSL 6 journey.
Azam has scored 174 runs in 1o games averaging 17.40 at an SR of 133.84. However, he has extensively failed to meet the hype created by his involvement in the Gladiators’ squad.
Tim David: Tim David is in mighty compete with other finishers of the tournament. But his stats overtaking them places him on our priority list. Watch an excerpt of his innings:
Faheem Ashraf: His evolution as a bowling all-rounder is often discussed after being part of NHPC under experienced coaches. However, he has not met the assumptions of the Red Hot team’s fans scoring 77 runs in 6 innings, striking 122.2, and averaging 12.83.
Mohammad Rizwan: Not only being a majestic batter and successful skipper, but Rizwan’s roars and energy behind the stumps is considerable. Throughout the league, he has been active in picking some catches with the ball edging the batsmen’s bats.
Ben Dunk: Although he hasn’t played many of the games for Qalandars, his achievements, neither with the bat nor behind the stumps, are worth discussing.
Shahnawaz Dahani: Undoubtedly, Dahani has showcased brilliancy in each of the games he played in. His celebrations are not the only thing we are considering, but instead, the topic is to mention his achievements, making him the top wicket-taker of the HBL PSL 6.
He has featured Multan Sultans in 11 matches yielding 20 wickets averaging 17.0 at an SR of 8.42. 4/5 remains his best wicket-haul of the season. The pacer has clinched two four-wicket hauls yet.
Mohammad Amir: Undoubtedly, Amir’s performances were awaited by his fans. But he could not deliver what was expected. The paceman gathered 5 wickets in 11 matches. What makes his PSL 6 stats worst is that he could pick up only a single wicket in Abu Dhabi’s leg.
People are mentioning in the flop playing XI of PSL 6 as he averages 69.80 at an economy of 8.37 with his best stats of 1/14 in the season.
Iftikhar Ahmed: United’s Iftikhar Ahmed had something to give to his team with the bat and on the field too. His energy while fielding had let United saved conceding some runs alongside decent catches.
Sherfane Rutherford: Zalmi has adversely been affected numerous times due to their fielding woes. The man, Rutherford, despite gifting some crucial runs as a finisher, has underperformed on the field whilst his team bowling. But, undeniably, he is one of the successful batters of the HBL PSL 6, with aggressive tactics progressing to pile up magnificently.
Mohammad Rizwan: Unquestionably, there has been no captain like Rizwan thoroughly. Sultan has been struggling for four years to grasp their maiden trophy, but no captain other than Rizwan has given the limelight to the team.
Besides his captaincy, his individual feats are worth mentioning. He is the second-highest run-getter of the HBL PSL 6. He has 500 runs in 12 innings, striking 127.87 at an average of 45.45 with the highest score of 82*.
Shadab Khan: Despite Islamabad United triumphing eight out of ten encounters in the league stage, the skipper’s doings have remained underperforming. Shadab has been trying to become a proper bowling all-rounder, but he has lost his original tactic, the leg spin, despite failing with the bat.
He has picked 9 wickets in 11 games but wasn’t much expensive, but it comes to his economy. The all-rounder has totaled 94 runs in 9 games averaging across 10. But, aside from his personal feats, a few dreadlock decisions as a captain cost United two games in a row in playoffs, kicking them out of the tournament.