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Pakistan Super League will get underway on 13 February in Multan. All the teams have finalised their squads for this edition of PSL and there are some big names like David Miller and Matthew Wade. This PSL edition will be exciting to watch as there are many talented emerging cricketers in every team’s squad. We will see the top five emerging cricketers who can have a significant impact on their team and have the ability to be game changers.
1. Zaman Khan (Lahore Qalandars)
Zaman Khan was exceptional in the last season of PSL as an emerging cricketer and he bowled superbly and played a great role for Lahore qalandars in winning the tournament. He has played 30 T20 matches and he has taken 40 wickets with an economy of 8.26 and an average of 22.35. The young fast bowler has pace, variations and every ingredient to be successful in this tournament and he can be among the top emerging bowlers this season.
2. Qasim Akram (Karachi Kings)
Qasim Akram is another talented emerging cricketer who can both bat and bowl and can be pretty handy in this tournament. He has played under-19 matches for Pakistan. He has played 37 T20 matches and scored 451 runs with an average of 19.60 and a great strike rate of 141.82. Qasim is also a handy bowler as he has 17 wickets in T20 with an average of 27.05 and an economy of 7.84. The 20 years old can be an important part of the Karachi King’s campaign and can bat at number 4,5 or even 6.
3. Haseebullah Khan (Peshawar Zalmi)
Haseebullah Khan is a very talented left-handed batsman and he had a great record in the Under-19 World Cup 2022. He had the highest tally of runs in the under-19 world cup as he scored 380 runs and played with an average of 76. The young left-handed batsman has decent t20 stats as he has scored 224 runs in 10 matches with an average of 22.40. He can be a great addition to the Peshawar Zalmi squad as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
4. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Quetta Gladiators)
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai is also a fine emerging cricketer and has decent stats in his t20 career as a 19-year-old. Bangalzai has played 25 T20 matches and he has scored 548 runs with an average of 24.90 and with a strike rate of 114.60. The 19-year-old has also represented Pakistan’s under-19 team. He can be a great addition to Quetta’s batting lineup.
5. Irfan Khan Niazi ( Karachi Kings)
Irfan Khan Niazi is a 20-year-old middle-order batsman representing Pakistan at the under-19 level. Irfan has a decent T20 career. He has played 14 matches and has scored 171 runs with an average of 19 and a brilliant strike rate of 146.15. Irfan can be crucial for Karachi as a finisher and a middle-order batsman who can hit the ball big in death overs.