Lahore [Pakistan], May 27 (ANI): Islamabad United’s versatile Faheem Ashraf knows he has a major role to play in the Abu Dhabi match of the sixth season of the Pakistani Super League.
United’s versatile Faheem provided control and penetration to his side with the ball, the right-arm bowler grabbed four wickets at 20 at an excellent economic rate of 6.15.
His sensational three-for-11 figures in four overs earned him the player of the match award against the Gladiators. Faheem also contributed some quick runs with the bat; its 49 races reached a strike rate of 158.06.
“I enjoyed Karachi’s leg while making batting and ball contributions for my team. I know I have an important role to play for United and I remain focused on offering the best of my skills in Abu Dhabi,” he said. Faheem in a PSL version.
“The weather will be difficult from the point of view of heat and humidity, so fitness will play a key role for all six teams, we will prepare hard before our matches and we will aim to touch down. My personal goal would be to continue to make winning contributions for my team, both with bat and ball, ”he added.
Almost all of Pakistan’s top T20 exponents will be seen in action in Abu Dhabi with their focus on getting their teams to the playoffs before a throw-in to the brilliant PSL 6 trophy.
Al Faheem Ashraf of the Karachi leg – United Islamabad, Fakhar Zaman – Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Nawaz – Quetta Gladiators, Sharjeel Khan – Karachi Kings, Shoaib Malik – Peshawar Zalmi and Sohaib Maqsood – the sultans made significant contributions to their sides, all six are waiting to make their presence felt in Abu Dhabi as well.
Defending champion Karachi Kings, 2017 champion Peshawar Zalmi, 2016 and 2018 Islamabad United champion and last year’s runner-up Lahore Qalandars are locked in six points after a captivating 14-match stage in Karachi (February 20-March 3).
Everything is up for grabs as PSL moves to Abu Dhabi with the remaining 20 games of the season to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium from the first week of June.
Although the teams have modified the lists of their foreign players for the Abu Dhabi phase due to availability issues, the core of the teams made up of experienced Pakistan T20 exponents remains the same.
Qalandars opener Fakhar leads the list of HBL PSL 6 scorers. The left-hander scored 189 runs in four innings in Karachi at 63 with a strike rate of 143.18.
His best moment was 83 and the typically aggressive batsman hit seven six and 18 four at the National Stadium while providing the Qalandars with a few starts.
Fakhar said: “I have been satisfied with my way of beating both Qalandars and Pakistan in recent months. Karachi’s leg did well for us as, despite a low net execution rate, we are equal in points with the table heads.
“We have gained considerable experience in UAE launches over the years, conditions in Abu Dhabi would be mostly friendly, although the launches offer something to fast bowling, which makes it a good competition. The weather will be difficult, but that will cause a spur My goal would be to keep giving the team a good start and playing long innings for my team whenever an opportunity comes. ”Gladiators’ versatile Nawaz contributed 89 runs to Karachi’s career at 29 , 66 in an attack rate of 128.98 in addition to catching a wicket. He maintained a decent economic rate of 7.38 at a venue where high scores were obtained during all 14 matches.
Nawaz said: “Karachi’s match was tough for us, but the victory in our last match gave us a lot of confidence. We are a team known for our comebacks and counterattacks and we are heading to Abu Dhabi with high spirits. “.
“On a personal level, I look forward to making winning contributions from a match with both bat and ball. Karachi’s leg was decent for me in terms of my batting performances as I finished a couple of games for Pakistan in in the last T20Is, I have renewed my belief in My skills. I have always enjoyed bowling in the UAE and I am preparing to have a substantial impact with the ball on throws that can be conducive to bowling. “Sharjeel, opener of the kings, posted the only century of Karachi’s leg, the left-wing scored 200 runs in five innings to 40 at an incredible strike rate of 170.94. Sharjeel reached a whopping 15 sixths and 19 fourths in Karachi.
Karachi Kings hitter Sharjeel Khan said: “Karachi’s leg gave me a lot of confidence as I was able to act for my team and publish the first century of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6. My goal has always been been providing a flying start to the team and playing my natural game.Having Babar Azam at the other end brings a lot of comfort and joy.
“Being the current champions and table runners in this edition, we are heading to Abu Dhabi with a lot of confidence. However, the conditions in Abu Dhabi would not be so easy especially with the heat, my goal would be to attack from the first moment and Make significant contributions to my team. I have a strong belief that we have the ability to defend our title. “Zalmi T20’s strong Shoaib contributed 101 runs in five innings to Karachi at 33.66 with a best of 34 , and remained undefeated twice. Shoaib scored his runs at 124.69, scoring five sixs and six fours in total.
Shoaib said: “As an experienced defender, my job is to use my experience to benefit my team and play the role of finisher with the bat in difficult situations. I am satisfied with my way of batting and my standards. physically I was able to put in the Karachi phase.We related well as a team that helped us reach our second position in the points table.
“In Abu Dhabi, the heat would be a big challenge for all the teams and those who can best cope with the conditions will be better placed to lift the trophy. As always, I would aim to deliver to the best of my ability and bring the team in difficult situations while offering all my support to the captain and the management of the team.I have worked very hard on my batting and fitness in recent months, which I hope will help me a lot at the end of the season. tournament. “Sultans’ Sohaib Maqsood was ranked second highest behind his captain Mohammad Rizwan with 135 runs to 45. Sohaib made his runs to 139.17 strike, his best contribution he was a 61 undefeated, made five sixths and 13 fourth in Karachi.
Sohaib said: “Karachi’s leg was hard for us in terms of results, but I think we fought a lot and we fought in almost every game. My way of beating was also pretty decent and now the my goal is to bring shape and, in fact, significant improvement to Abu Dhabi.
“My recent time at the National High Performance Center was immensely valuable, the Abu Dhabi line provides me with an excellent opportunity to test the skills I have learned in difficult weather conditions. This is a year full of action and I know that if I do well for the sultans, I can count on the national team again.First of all, however, my goal is to resurrect the team’s fortune with some match-winning performances through of which we hope to be able to reach the playoffs “. (ANI)