The Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition 5 is just a month away as the upcoming season of PSL 2020 will mark the successful five years of the competition. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was inaugurated in 2016 and the tournament used to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to security concerns in Pakistan.
However, slowly and steadily the tournament was brought back to Pakistan and some of the play-offs and finals were hosted in Lahore and Karachi.
What makes the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 more interesting is that the tournament is scheduled in Pakistan completely.
The PSL 5 is going to be played completely in Pakistan with Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi hosting 34 matches of the tournament.
In the earlier seasons, the foreign players were reluctant to tour Pakistan because of the same security issues but this time around, some of the top players in the world have been picked in different PSL teams and they’re completely willing to come to Pakistan for yet another successful season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
In this piece, we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular and famous foreign players who are taking part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition five and will look to entertain the fans in the home grounds of Pakistan.
- Chris Lynn
The Aussie opener is known for his mindset of ‘see the ball, hit the ball’. He’s one of the most destructive openers in the limited-overs cricket.
Chris Lynn has been picked by the Lahore Qalandars and he’s going to entertain the fans in Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore. Lynn is currently playing for the Brisbane Heat in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL).
He’s a vastly experienced customer in T20 cricket and the Lahore Qalandars were quick to pick him in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Draft held last year in Lahore. Chris Lynn is going to make his PSL debut in the forthcoming edition of the competition.
- Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi is one of the most successful picks ever in the history of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He was picked by Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 and since then, he hasn’t looked back.
The former Aussie-Kiwi wicket-keeper batsman is a belligerent striker of the ball and he proved that in his debut PSL season for Islamabad United.
He scored over 430 runs in 11 PSL matches for Islamabad including a half-century in the final against Peshawar Zalmi. Even though Ronchi has already played in Pakistan, it is still going to be a pleasure to watch him bat in front of the home fans in Pakistan.
- Dale Steyn
He is perhaps the hottest pick of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition 5. The Steyn-Gun from South Africa was picked by the Islamabad United during the PSL draft last year in Lahore.
He was picked straight away in the diamond category by the franchise which tells you about the caliber of the player they were opting for.
The South African pacer ruled the ICC Test match rankings for bowlers in the early 2010s and he is a force to reckon with in the white-ball cricket as well.
Not many fans know that the Protea pacer has played in Pakistan in 2008 in an ODI and Test series against Pakistan. However, he is going to make his debut in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the fans can’t wait to see him starting his PSL career with a bang.
- Jason Roy
The Stylish English opener is another popular T20 player who is going to wear the Purple jersey of Quetta Gladiators for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Roy has previously played for the Lahore Qalandars but he hasn’t been able to take part in any of the matches played in Pakistan.
It is going to be extremely exciting for the fans seeing the flamboyant opener in action in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition 5. Jason Roy is one of the most sought after players in the world and he’s a hot commodity in the world of franchise-based T20 Leagues.
- Moeen Ali
Another English all-rounder a world cup winner Moeen Ali is going to make his debut for the Sultans of Multan in the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Moeen Ali is an asset for any team in the world because he brings a lot of balance to the side with his destructive batting and more than useful off-spin.
Moeen Ali has been picked by the Multan Sultans for the upcoming edition of PSL and he’s looking forward to make his first appearance in the tournament memorable.
The talented all-rounder from England has also played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
- Colin Munro
If we are talking about T20 cricket then we cannot forget to mention Colin Munro. The brutal left-handed opening batsman from New Zealand is an asset for any T20 side in the world and he brings a lot of firepower to the game at the top of the order.
Munro has played for Karachi Kings in the previous few editions but he has been picked by the Islamabad United for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Colin has played a couple of games in Pakistan during the PSL 2019 but he’s going to be available for the complete season of the tournament and the fans would get to see a lot more of him. Colin Munro opening the batting with Luke Ronchi is going to be a treat for any cricket fan in the world.