The stoppage of run flow is more important in twenty-20 cricket than the other forms of the game. Captains are keener to attack with the spinners in the power-play overs but the trend seemed to have changed during the second edition of PSL. Captains banked more on their strike bowlers and enticed them to decelerate the innings right from the start.
Among bowlers who bowled atleast 50 balls in the initial six overs of field restrictions, the bowlers with minor economy rates were picked as the Most Impactful Bowlers in the Power-play.
Hasan Ali belongs to the generation of cricketers who understand the needs of modern age cricket. His variations with the ball have already made him a regular in Pakistan's limited overs setup. He took 9 wickets in the initial six overs in the PSL at an economy rate of just 5.77.
Sohail Tanvir has been well lauded as Pakistan's own T20 specialist. It doesn't matters if it is CPL, BPL or PSL Tanvir has evolved himself into a cheeky customer who doesn't give easy runs. His economy rate of 5.73 in the PPs puts him on fourth in the list of Most Impactful PP bowlers.
Rumman is the only bowler to feature in both of our lists for Impactful Bowlers. His cunning variations and deceptions earned him an economy of just 5.60 runs per power-play over. Plus his four wickets were another reason for fans to enjoy his signature celebration.
Much has been said and written about Amir's ability to move the ball both ways. His skill was on full display as he troubled openers and drained the runs. Economy Rate of just 5.48 per over makes him the Most Impactful Pakistani Bowler in PPs.
Sunil Narine made more headlines due to his performances with the bat but little did everyone know that he has the most miserly economy rate in the PPs during the PSL. He didn't pick more than two wickets in the PPs but exerted the right amount of pressure to finish with an economy of 5.03.