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Controversy: Questions Asked Over PSL’s Team of the Tournament

A four-member jury of Ramiz Raja, Nadeem Khan, Urooj Mumtaz and Bazid Khan selected PSL 5 team of the tournament which has created a stir amongst the cricket fans in the country. Fans have questioned the credibility of the team as no player from table-toppers, Multan Sultans, was selected.

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Cricket fans have also questioned the selection of Shadab Khan as captain of the side instead of winning captain, Imad Wasim. Shadab Khan’s Islamabad United finished last in the entire tournament but was selected as the captain of the side, whereas Imad Wasim led Karachi Kings to their first-ever PSL title. Many fans called for either Imad Wasim or Shan Masood to be included in the side ahead of Shadab Khan.

Question marks were also raised on Mohammad Amir’s selection. Amir was the tenth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with only 10 wickets to his name in 11 matches. Whereas, Multan Sultans veteran fast bowler, Sohail Tanvir, picked up 14 wickets and finished the tournament as the third-highest wicket-taker.


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The team of the tournament includes 6 players from Lahore Qalandars, three players from Karachi Kings, and one player each from Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. The leaders of the group stages, Multan Sultans, had no representative.


What do you think of PSL’s team of the tournament? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • The team does not include Russow who set the stage alight in the group stage or Tahir, easily the best spinner. Imad captained the winning team but maybe he did not justify his place. To be honest shadab was the standout all rounder. Not sure he was the best captain. I think Shan was good though he missed a trick in the eliminator. Hales and haider should have been replaced with ronchi and russow. Jordan was also very good….better than amir in the group stages.

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