First ever Pakistan Super League (PSL) has finished with lots of stats, endless success-failure story. It is really a tough and hard one to select a best XI among the players in PSL. Every players have tried their best but only some of them could manage to succeed. Considering all the matches in PSL 2016, a best XI has been made irrespective of their career performances.
PSL XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Tamim Iqbal (os), Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Ravi Bopara (os), Brad Haddin (os, wk), Shahid Afridi (capt), Andre Russell (os), Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami
Why These 11 players made the Cut?
1 Ahmed Shehzad: Despite of few poor innings, he was at best in his day. He had 290 runs at 143.56 strike rate.
2 Tamim Iqbal (os): The left arm opener played some good knocks with built up the innings. Tamim could manage 267 runs in 6 innings.
3 Sharjeel Khan: The left-arm batsman put at number 3 to set left hand- right hand combination at opener. Sharjeel took 299 runs with 148.75 strike rate. He is the only centurian in 1st PSL.
4 Umar Akmal: Explosive Akmal performed in their T20 tournament like his fabulous batting in international arena. He is the leading scorer with 335 runs at 152.27 strike rate.
5 Ravi Bopara (os): The English batting all-rounder is the most shinning player in the tournament. He scored 329 runs with 132.12 strike rate & took 11 wickets with 6.09 economy. He has been awarded as most valuable player.
6 Brad Haddin (os, wk): He has shown aggression in batting and the former aussie keeper is ahead to Sarfaraz due to vast experience. Haddin scored 188 runs at 47.0 average with 138.23 strike rate & did 8 dismissals.
7 Andre Russell (os): He is the lucky one in T20 format all over the world. The Caribbean all-rounder is the highest wicket taker of inaugural PSL with 16 wickets. He managed 84 runs also.
8 Shahid Afridi: Though he was not in good touch during batting but his captaincy with bowling has entered him in best XI. Afridi took 10 wickets with 6.59 economy & made 87 runs. His best bowling figure was 5/7.
9 Mohammad Nawaz: The young spin all rounder has proved a lot & sealed a spot in national side through the performance in PSL. Nawaz scored 120 runs beside his 13 wickets by giving away 6.56 runs per over.
10 Wahab Riaz: Riaz, who is one of the best bowlers at present time, took 15 wickets- the second most of the tournament.
11 Mohammad Sami: The senior pace bowler were phenomenal through the tournament & have got a late call for World T20. With an amazing 5/8 bowling figure, he out 12 batsmen with enviobale 5.69 economy.