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It has been a very successful initiative taken by the PCB to start the Pakistan Junior League. There have been many stories that show the natural and raw talent being produced in Pakistan. They have been brought to the limelight and many have taken the first big step towards achieving their dream to one day play for Pakistan. There have been a plethora of new batsmen making their mark on the tournament.
Basit Ali – II
Well, there is none better than Bahawalpur Royal’s very own Basit Ali-II. He has been the tournament’s highest scorer and has made a big impact on the team. He has outshined everyone else with his mixture of class and aggressive intent. With a strike rate of 145.4, he has shown his explosive nature in approaching the innings. With an astonishing average of 50.6 shows how successful he has been.
And who can forget his cracking hundred of just 55 balls showing his power once again.
Luke Benkenstin- II
Up second is one of the many foreigners who have taken part in this up-and-coming tournament. Playing for the Gwadar Sharks he has excelled for them throughout the tournament. Having scored 226 runs at an average of 37.67 plus the runs have come at an outrageous pace of a strike rate of 156.94. The Durham born is showing the world his talent and could follow the steps of young crickets showing their new approach to the format. He has been a leading force for the team and will hope to continue.
Next up we have another player who has shown consistency throughout the tournament. Pakistani has shown an extreme level of understanding of the game as he paces his innings quite well. Thus it shows a decent average of 29.43 and a decent strike rate of 138.26. It shows he likes to anchor the innings and it’s proven with his two fifties as well. He is among one the six hitters in the tournament with eight big ones. He has a lot of potential and would love to keep excelling at a higher level.
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Next up we have the batsmen with extreme class. Arafat Minhas showed a very high level of temperament. With 178 runs to his name with an average of 39.75. He is showing potential on how to properly anchor an innings and is seen as a player who might be very useful in the longer formats of the game. Also with a strike rate of 125.20, he has 15 fours and four sixes to his name. Thus showing he can improve his strike rate and further improve his T20 Batting. He certainly has that game-winning factor to him.
Lastly, we have the big hitter with 8 sixes to his name. Habibullah has shown great power hitting and has amassed a total of 153 runs so far in the tournament with an average of 30.6, showing his ability to occupy the crease for long periods when it comes to T20. His strike rate is decent at 125.41 but there is certainly room for improvement. He will hope to continue this stride further down his career.