Top 5 emerging players in 2022 Pakistan Super League

Mohammad Haris

Hailing from Peshawar and regarded as the most prolific wicket-keeper batsman in Pakistan domestic circuit, Mohammad Haris is surely meant for big things. Second, to only Rizwan in pecking orders for Pakistan Cricket Team, Mohammad Haris was selected for the New Zealand Tour of Pakistan which unfortunately got cancelled at the eleventh hour.

Haris had been a part of Pakistan’s Under 19 team and he currently plays for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Quaid e Azam trophy. Other than that, he was involved in Pakistan Shaheen’s tour of Sri Lanka where they played 5 matches against Sri Lanka A.

The Young Wicket Keeper was a part of Peshawar Zalmi’s reserves last year before Karachi Kings bought him for the second leg of the Tournament. This year he will be donning the Golden-Black of Zalmi and would hope to replace Kamran as the first-choice keeper.

Abbas Afridi

The 20-Year-Old pacer from FATA surely has a lot to carry as he would love to replicate what Umar Gul – his uncle – did for Pakistan Cricket. Due to an abundance of quality fast bowlers in the current team, Abbas would have to do a lot to breakthrough.

The Pacer showed his quality last year when he dismantled both of the Peshawar’s openers on his debut for Karachi Kings where he was picked up in the Supplementary category. The Stout right arm pacer can also hit a few solid shots.

Abbas Afridi has been picked by Multan Sultans in the current edition and would definitely get a crack as the emerging player on the side.

Zeeshan Zameer

The Young pacer from Karachi was part of Islamabad United’s squad last year but did not get a chance to feature as Mohammad Wasim Junior took the spotlight. Regardless of that, Islamabad is quite keen on retaining the 19-year-old as they used the Right-To-Match card to prevent him from going to Peshawar Zalmi.

Zeeshan Zameer got a chance to play for Deccan Gladiators in the recent T10 league. He also has been a prominent part of the Pakistan U-19 team, as he represented them in U-19 Asia Cup where he took 11 wickets in 3 matches that included a match-winning fifer against India U-19. Zeeshan is currently a part of Pakistan’s squad for the Under 19 World Cup taking place in the Caribbean.

Mubashir Khan

Another prodigy in the ranks of Islamabad United is a young right-handed all-rounder from Rawalpindi who has been a part of their regional cricket team and now he plays for Northern District in the QEA trophy.

Making his debut last year, Mubashir Khan has played a fairly good amount of domestic cricket for someone his age. He picked up 33 wickets in 14 games for Northern in First Class with an average of 25 and best of 6/43 in an innings. Moreover, he also has a batting average of 19.50 and a strike rate of 130, Mubashir can come quite handy with the bat down the order.

Qasim Akram

Ending this with arguably the hottest sensation of the Pakistan domestic circuit, Qasim Akram. Qasim plays for Central Punjab and he had an average of 51 in last year’s edition. Not only that, he was a part of Karachi’s last year squad but didn’t get a chance to feature, this year he was picked up by Islamabad United but the Kings used their Right-to-match card and got him back.

The Young 19-year-old has been a part of the Pakistan U-19 team for almost an year, the right-handed all-rounder is currently leading his national side in the Under 19 World Cup. He also captained them in the recent U-19 Asia Cup.

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