Highlights of Pakistan Super League 2019

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
PS 2019 Highlights

Highlights of Pakistan Super League 2019

The final of the Pakistan Super League 2019 didn’t turn out to be as competitive as fans would have expected. Peshawar Zalmi could manage to put merely 138 runs on the board which the Quetta Gladiators chased down comfortably losing only 2 wickets with 15 balls to spare. It is Quetta Gladiators’ first title win in the tournament after the side failed to win twice in 2016 and 2017 losing in the finals.
For Peshawar Zalmi it was second setback in the finals in as many years. Despite a nearly warlike situation between India and Pakistan which had threatened the league midway leading to rescheduling of several games it was a successful tournament in the end. The Pakistan Cricket Board is confident about moving the entire league to Pakistan from the next season with cricketers from around the world having enjoyed the Pakistani hospitality in the final leg of the season. Here we take a look at some of the highlights of the season gone by.
Man of the Series – Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
Best Batsman of the Tournament – Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
Best Bowler of the Tournament – Hasan Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)
Emerging Player of the Tournament – Umer Khan (Karachi Kings)
Spirit of Cricket Award – Islamabad United

Most Runs

Quetta Gladiators’ opener Shane Watson topped the batting charts with 430 runs in 12 games this season averaging 43.00. Peshawar Zalmi’s Kamran Akmal followed him with 357 runs at an average of 27.46 in 13 games. Islamabad United’s Cameron Delport took the third spot with 355 runs in 12 games at an average of 32.27.

Most Wickets

Hasan Ali picked up 25 wickets for Peshawar Zalmi at an average of 13.64 in 13 games. Faheem Ashraf of Islamabad United grabbed 21
wickets at 15.33 in 12 games. Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi bagged 17 wickets in 13 games at ab average of 19.88

Highest Individual Score

Two hundreds were scored in the 2019 season of the Pakistan Super League. Karachi Kings’ Colin Ingram made an unbeaten 127 against Quetta Gladiators while Islamabad United’s Cameron Delport scored an unbeaten 117 against Lahore Qalandars. Ahmed Shehzad missed out on a hundred scoring 99 runs for Quetta Gladiators against Karachi Kings.

Best Bowling Performance

Islamabad United’s Faheem Ashrah had the best bowling performance of the season picking 6 for 19 against Lahore Qalandars. He was followed by Lahore Qalandars’ Sandeep Lamichhane picking 4 for 10 against Quetta Gladiators. Peshawar Zalmi’s Hasan Ali bagged 4 for 15 twice against Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings while Usman Shinwari of the Karachi Kings also had the same figures against Multan Sultans.

Highest Team Score

Islamabad United registered the highest score of the season making 238 for 3 against Lahore Qalandars. Peshawar Zalmi made 214 for 5 against Islamabad United while Lahore Qalandars made 204 for 4 against Multan Sultans.

Most Catches

Peshawar Zalmi’s Kieron Pollard took the maximum number of catches this season at 10 catches in 13 games. Mohammad Nawaz of Quetta Gladiators took 8 catches in 12 games while Babar Azam of Karachi Kings took 7 catches in 11 games.

Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals

Islamabad United’s Luke Ronchi was the most successful wicket-keeper with 11 dismissals (10c, 1st) followed by Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi with 9 dismissals (8c, 1st). Sarfaraz Ahmed of Quetta Gladiators came third with 8 dismissals (6c, 2st)
Pakistan Super League 2019 was one of the most successful and competitive seasons of the league. The four-week long tournament saw some of the biggest starts in the world share dressing room with youngsters and battle in the middle. The next season would be exciting as franchises would have already started with their preparations