PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 player draft was held Lahore's National Cricket Academy in which the franchises battled out for some of the most exciting names in T20 cricket before its kick off in February next year. Pakistan Super League franchises have seen four drafts so far, with the fifth one scheduled for today. Quetta Gladiators hold the right to make the first pick their first player. South Africa pacer Dale Steyn and England batsman Jason Roy are a part of 28 players who have registered themselves for the PSL 2020 player’s draft. Australian players Ben Cutting and Chriss Lynn have also expressed their desire to take part in the fifth edition of the tournament. The players who have registered themselves for the draft are from eight cricket-playing nations, seven from England, six South African, five from the West Indies, and three each from Afghanistan and Australia. Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Nepal have one player each.
Pakistan's drubbing in Australia has left Azhar Ali hurt but the captain believes the experience will help his young bowling unit fare better in the future. They lost the three-match T20I series 0-2 and then suffered heavy defeats - by an innings and five runs and by an innings and 48 runs - in the two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide. Azahar said, "It is very disappointing how we lost the two Tests. The defeats in Australia have hurt our cricket pride and it is hard to accept," "We didn't get wickets with the new ball, we didn't forge big partnerships, we didn't build on good starts and our plans against David Warner also didn't work as he countered them well." he added. Azhar's next assignment is the two-match series against Sri Lanka as Test cricket will return to Pakistan after a gap of ten years.
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