As we are getting closer and closer to the start of the Pakistan Super League 2020, the excitement for entire PSL fans is over the moon. Social media, print media, and all over everyone is talking about the upcoming season five of the tournament. Cricket analysts have chosen their favorite teams and players who could do a job for their team. According to Dr. Shahid Khan, cricket analyst PSL 2020 is the Battle of Openers. In his tweet on Twitter, he dropped “Top Batsman in PSL” his analysis after reviewing team squads.
The Pakistan Super League 2020 opening game scheduled at National Stadium Karachi and a lot more coming from four venues. Every team has a firesome opening batsman pair who can do an excellent job for their team. #PSL5 #PSL2020 is a battle of openers.
- QG (Watson and Roy)
- PZ (Kamran and Banton)
- IU (Ronchi and Munro)
- LQ (Fakhar and Lyn)
- MS (Vince and Shan)
- KK (Babar and Sharjeel)
Which one is your favorite?? My favorite pair is that of Babar and yours? #PSLV.
Pakistan Super League 2020 season is on the corner as just a week away to begin. After the opening ceremony of the PSL 5 or PSL 2020, National Stadium Karachi will host a great contest between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. All teams have announced their player’s list and team squads. The playing XI and match predictions will be announced one day before the play gets started. We will keep you updated about the vital analysis by any cricket experts.
#PSL5 #PSL2020 is a battle of openers. QG (Watson and Roy), PZ (Kamran and Banton), IU (Ronchi and Munro), LQ (Fakhar and Lyn), MS (Vince and Shan), KK (Babar and Shrajeel). Which one is your favourite??
My favourtie pair is that of Babar and yours? #PSLV pic.twitter.com/MFQzw50JrJ
— Dr. Shahid Khan (@AnalysisWithSIK) February 12, 2020
QG (Watson and Roy)
Yes! That’s right for sure that the opening pair for all teams of PSL V will have a significant impact on games. If we analyze the Quetta Gladiators Squad 2020, then we have an obvious picture of the performers. Although Gladiators got a competitive squad in top of the order and middle batting line, including the all-rounders. But the most essential pair we see, Jason Roy and Shane Watson.
From the expert opinion, we have realized that Gladiators Top Five Players, can do an excellent job for their team. All these players have the potential to take a win over any opposition single-handedly. Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, and Naseem Shah are the key players in the Gladiators squad who can win games with their single brilliant performance.
As per the PSL 2020 match schedule and time table, Gladiators will play their first game of the PSL V season against Islamabad United in Karachi. For more details about visit Gladiators PSL V Schedule.
PZ (Kamran and Banton)
According to Dr. Shahid Khan, the cricket analyst, Peshawar Zalmi, opening batsman Kamran Akmal and Tom Banton are the key in the Zalmi squad. Tom Banton will play his first season of Pakistan Super League and joined Zalmi line up for PSL V. Kamran Akmal scored a century in the playoffs last year. He has been the leading run-scorer of the previous season of the Pakistan Super League. Tom Banton and Kamran Akmal can give a flying start to the Zalmi scorecard and set-up a colossal total.
Tom Banton, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Imam ul Haq, and Wahab Riaz are the Zalmi Key Players. These are the Zalmi Top Five Players who can win any game for the franchise single-handedly. Shoaib Malik moved from Multan Sultans squad to Peshawar Zalmi squad for the upcoming season. Kamran Akmal and Banton’s contribution as opening pair will set a ground/base Zalmi batting line.
According to the PSL V schedule, Peshawar Zalmi will play their first match of the Pakistan Super League against Karachi Kings on February 21, 2020. The opening battle between Karachi Kings and Zalmi will be watchable for the competitiveness in both line-ups. Peshawar Zalmi PSL V schedule, PZ will play their five matches at Rawalpindi, three at Karachi and a single game at Multan and Lahore Stadiums.
IU (Ronchi and Munro)
Cricket experts or analysts say that Islamabad United opening pair Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro will be the key for United to set or chase big totals. Luke Ronchi has been the leading run-scorer in the PSL 2018 when Islamabad United won the second title of the Pakistan Super League. He has scored his PSL best runs in the second semi-final of the season. Colin Munro earlier has been a part of the Islamabad United squad.
Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Asif Ali and Shadab Khan are the United Top Five Players in the United 2020 Squad. The opening pair or United squad is definitely one of the best and competitive pairs who can win games for Units. Colin Munro earlier has been the part of Karachi Kings who made his return this season. If both New Zealander imports give a flying start to United innings then surely they will give a tough time to the opposition.
According to the PSL 2020 United Schedule, the team will play the opening game of the season against defending champions Quetta Gladiators. United beat Gladiators and Zalmi to win the PSL title twice and became the most successful team of the tournament. Another important game is coming after this, that we will see the second match for United against Multan Sultans at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
LQ (Fakhar and Lynn)
Lahore Qalandars’ opening pair Fakhar Zaman and Chris Lynn will feature in the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League. According to Dr. Shahid Khan, the cricket expert, Chris Lynn and Fakhar Zaman opening pair will do something totally different as compared to last seasons. Lahore Qalandars have been at the bottom of the PSL points table in all four editions held so far. Chris Lynn will make his debut in the Pakistan Super League for LQ in the PSL V.
Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Sekkuge Prasanna, and Shaheen Afridi are the LQ Top Five Players in Qalandars Squad. Mohammad Hafeez is an experienced player in Qalandars lineup who have played all four editions of the tournament. Ben Dunk earlier presented Karachi Kings in the last seasons and now will play his first season for Lahore Qalandars. If Lynn and Fakhar successfully drive Qalandars innings with the opening start then chances are very high that LQ will be a different team.
According to the PSL V match schedule and time table, Lahore Qalandars will play their first match of the tournament against Multan Sultans at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. The opening match as Qalandars vs Sultans will begin at 07:30 as per Pakistan Standard Time. Qalandars have almost similar records Sultans have; let’s wait for the massive entertainment to come forward.
MS (Vince and Shan)
James Vince and Shan Masood will open the batting for Multan Sultans in the upcoming PSL 5 edition. Vince has been a part of the Sydney Sixers, who recently won the Big Bash League or BBL 9 title. He partnered with Josh Philippe as an opening batsman and won several games by setting big totals and chasing down. Multan Sultans got most of the local players in their line. Sultans lineup for PSL V has James Vince and Shan Masood as their opening pair.
Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, and Sohail Tanveer are the Sultans Top Five players in their squad 2020. Although Multan Sultans’ opening pair is not that much stronger compared to other franchises. Sultans have the least number of options to utilize as their opening pair. The chances are high that Rilee Rossouw and James Vince will open the batting for Sultans if Shan Masood failed to deliver.
According to the Sultans PSL 5 schedule and match time table, they will play their first game of the tournament against Lahore Qalandars at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Sultans will play their three sets of PSL V fixture at their home ground against Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, and Peshawar Zalmi. Multan Stadium to witness Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Babar Azam, and Sharjeel Khan.
KK (Babar and Sharjeel)
Who doesn’t know about Babar Azam batting skills, the only batsman ranking in the top five in all formats of International Cricket? Babar is the number 1 T20 batsman who’s the current captain of Pakistan’s T20I squad. Sharjeel Khan made his comeback after two years of ban from domestic, national, and international cricket. Karachi Kings have Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan as their opening batsmen.
Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Cameron Delport, and Mohammad Amir are the KK Top Five Players in Kings Squad who can win games with their single exceptional performance. Karachi Kings got specialist T20 batsman, all-rounders, and bowlers who can secure wins for the team. Another great news for Karachi Kings Babar Azam, Alex Hales, and Sharjeel Khan are three top options for the franchise to utilize at their opening pair.
As per the KK PSL 5 schedule, Karachi Kings will play their first match against Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium. The top two teams will be head to head, especially the first pair performance will be a decider. Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Babar Azam, and Sharjeel Khan will appear in the first game for both teams. The opening match between Karachi Kings and Zalmi scheduled to begin at 02:30 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time.
Quetta Gladiators have two-star batsmen in their line-up who can upset the oppositions (Jason Roy and Shane Watson). Peshawar Zalmi has the second-best opening pair with Kamran Akmal and Tom Banton. While Karachi Kings and Islamabad United have similar opening pair. LQ and MS got an average opening pair as compared to Zalmi and Gladiators.