5 All-Rounder Players You Need To Watch Out (Or Place A Bet) For In The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 Teams
As cricket lovers and bettors, we all love all-rounder players because they can win a match either with a ball or a bat in their hand. It’s almost like having two players in one, and some of them are good fielders as well.
Granted that we don’t have the likes of Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, and Ian Botham as all-rounders in international cricket, but, there are quite a few players in the Pakistan Super League (2021) T20 tournament who are terrific sportsmen as a bowler and a batsman.
As the rest of the PSL 2021 begins from June 1 2021, we, at Fun88, think you should watch out for these players while placing your bets online.
Here are the all-rounders who can make a difference in the PSL 2021 T20 cricket tournament:
- Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings)
Imad Wasim is not only the captain of Karachi Kings, but he’s also an international level all-rounder. He has represented his country, Pakistan, in ODIs (one-day-internationals) and also T-20 matches. Imad is a talented middle-order batsman. He’s also capable of bowling left-arm spin, which has often troubled the opposing team’s batsmen. Although he’s a good all-rounder in all formats of the game, his talent particularly shines in T-20 matches. That’s the reason he has played in the Caribbean Premier League, Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League, apart from regularly playing and captaining Karachi Kings.In PSL, he has often bamboozled batsmen with his spinning deliveries and also with those which unexpectedly don’t turn. He has taken 32 wickets in 53 matches at an average of 34.53 between 2016 and 2021 for Karachi Kings. In the same time-frame, he has scored 473 runs in 53 matches at an average of 18.19. Imad is more than a handy batsman. Remember how he scored 50 runs off just 29 deliveries against Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL’s 2020 edition? Make sure to vouch for this thunderbolt of a player while betting in this season of PSL.
- Qasim Akram (Karachi Kings)
At just 18 years of age, Qasim Akram is one of the youngest players in the PSL 2021 tournament. Qasim’s name reminds everyone of the legendary bowling all-rounder, Wasim Akram. But, as opposed to Wasim, Qasim is a right-hand batsman and a right-hand off-break bowler who has impressed many cricket-lovers with his performance in Under-19 and First-Class cricket.In First-Class cricket, he has scored 389 runs in 14 innings at an impressive average of 35.36 and has taken 13 wickets as well. Naturally, the expectations from him are very high. At Fun88, we think Qasim is a young and super-talented cricketer. He’s a worthy addition to the list of impressive all-rounders in PSL, and you’d certainly like to focus on him while placing your bets.
- Andre Russell (Quetta Gladiators)
Russell is a globally recognized T-20 legend. In 2018, he scored a century in just 40 balls and took a hat-trick in the same match while playing in the Caribbean Premier League. Over the years, Russell has been a star-performer for the West Indies team and also in all the other T20 leagues he has participated in. Given his ability to turn around T-20 matches single-handedly, we, at Fun88, were very excited when Quetta Gladiators recently picked him up to play the rest of the PSL 2021, which is expected to begin from June 1.Russell has earlier played for Multan Sultans in 2019, where his performance didn’t meet the standards we usually expect from him. He could manage to score only 50 runs for Multan Sultans and took only 1 wicket in 4 matches. But, how long can anyone keep a talent like Andre Russell from exploding? As an all-rounder, he’s still capable of doing wonders on a cricket field. At 33 years of age, he has a lot of cricket ahead of him. While placing your bets, we’d advise you to keep an eye on him.
- Hasan Ali (Islamabad United)
Hasan Ali is a young bowling all-rounder. He has impressed everyone with his medium-pace bowling. In his overall T20 career, Hasan has taken 151 wickets in 112 matches at an impressive average of 20.37. As a batsman in T20 matches, he has scored 308 runs at an average of 11. His performance as a batsman needs improvement, which he has also acknowledged on a few occasions. Hasan has said that he wants to be the all-rounder that the Pakistan team is waiting for. If that were to happen, even his PSL career would get a boost.At Fun88, we do think that Hasan has talent as a batsman, but he still needs to shine. As a bowler, he’s really effective, and his record speaks for itself. In PSL, Hasan has so far played only 4 matches in which he has taken 6 wickets and scored just 7 runs in 1 inning. At 26, Hasan is still very young, and we think he can shine as a capable batsman apart from being a very good bowler. Do watch out for him when you place your bets.
- Ben Cutting (Quetta Gladiators)
Ben Cutting is a T-20 veteran who has played for the Australian national team and in the Indian Premier League (IPL). This tall, lanky Australian is capable of bowling medium-pace, which can trouble batsmen and pinch-hitting in T-20 matches. In the final of the IPL 2016 edition, Ben scored 39 off 15 deliveries and then took 2 wickets, which helped Sunrisers Hyderabad win the cup, and he was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match.Playing for Quetta Gladiators, Ben has taken 9 wickets so far in 12 matches at an average of 27.44, and he has scored 195 runs at an average of 19.5. Ben might not have scored many runs, but he’s an effective lower-order batsman. For example, he scored 22 runs off just 12 deliveries against Islamabad United in 2020, which helped Quetta Gladiators win the match. At Fun88, we get very excited when Ben comes to either bat or bowl, and we think you should watch out for his performance while betting on PSL 2021.
We’ve listed the all-rounder that we are excited about, but we’ll also suggest you do your own research by visiting websites like ESPN cricinfo. There’s a wealth of data on this link about PSL since the beginning of the PSL league
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