Jason Roy – Quetta Gladiators
Jason Roy is considered as one of the most aggressive openers in the world, he is not new to the PSL as he has been a part of Lahore Qalandar in 2017 and has represented Quetta Gladiators in two previous seasons. He was also retained last year but he had to miss the PSL due to National team commitments. Jason Roy this season will also join the Gladiators a little late when his national duty ends.
With a strike rate of 142, an average of 24 and 4 centuries to his name in the t20s, Quetta would hope that the English Opener continues his blistering form of late as they look to build a strong start to book their place in the playoffs stage.
Alex Hales – Islamabad United
Another English opener who is known for his explosive batting – is Alex Hales. Hales has been a part of PSL for the past four years. Playing for Karachi Kings in their title-winning season, with a high score of 80 in just 48 balls Alex Hales played a pivotal role for the Kings.
He was traded back to Islamabad United the next season where he had already played in 2018-19. This will be Hales’s fourth season in PSL and third with Islamabad United. He has scored 540 runs in 17 innings in his PSL career with an average of 33.75 and SR of 143.
Joe Clarke – Karachi Kings
One of the exciting talents of English Cricket, Joe Clarke is now part of Karachi Kings for the second year running. Joe has been regarded as one of the stylish stroke-maker in an English County. With 3 tons to his name and experience of playing franchise cricket around the globe, Joe Clarke would be a prominent part of the Karachi Kings squad as they will also take advantage of his Wicket-Keeping skills.
The Uncapped England batter has a massive strike rate of 154 in the T20s and he has also managed an average of 28. Clarke played 5 matches for Kings in 2021, scoring 121 runs with an SR of 175.
Rashid Khan – Lahore Qalandars
The Afghan’s leg-spinning maestro needs no introduction, at such young age he has played cricket all around the globe. Known for his leg-spin, Rashid Khan can come in handy with the bat as well.
Rashid Khan made his PSL debut against Peshawar Zalmi in 2021 playing for Lahore Qalandars, he was also selected for Quetta once in 2017 but he never made it due to National commitments. In PSL 2021, he took 11 wickets in 8 matches with an economy of a mere 5.46, he also managed to score 75 runs in 55 balls he faced through the tournament.
Hazratullah Zazai – Peshawar Zalmi
The left-handed fiery opener from Afghanistan is no stranger to PSL, Zazai showcased his firepower in last year’s PSL where he only played 5 matches but he left his opponent’s shell shocked.
Zazai’s 77 in 38 balls against Karachi in Eliminator and 66 in 44 balls against Islamabad in Qualifier helped Peshawar reach another PSL final. Even though he failed to show the same display in the final against Multan which cost them the game, Peshawar still has faith in their man.