Following four rounds of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the focus has now shifted to the National T20 Cup 2019 which will take place in Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium between October 13 and 24. With Pakistan clearly in need of certain players for specific roles, the selectors will be viewing the players’ performances in the competition closely. The following cricketers are thus the ones who will probably be in the selection radar:
The hard-hitting batsman has the best strike rate and most number of sixes in domestic white-ball cricket over the past two years. With Pakistan requiring power-hitters desperately in their lineup, the 24-year-old could surely fill in and play the role of the aggressor in the side.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) prodigy Haris Rauf caught the attention of everyone with his deadly yorkers and ferocious pace in the competition for Lahore Qalandars. Still early days for him in domestic cricket, Haris will be in the limelight and would be hoping to extend his decent record in the shorter format.
Another highlight of the PSL earlier this year, Karachi Kings spinner Umer Khan possesses the ability to turn the ball extravagantly. The youngster has already got the wickets of some of the biggest stars in T20 cricket including Shane Watson and AB de Villiers, hence all the eyes will be on him to see how he goes given Shadab Khan’s woeful form in recent times.
Star batsman of Pakistan’s Under-19 side, Haider Ali had a stellar start to his first-class career with two fifties and a century in four games already. The fast rising batting sensation will now be looking to replicate his brilliant form in T20 cricket and aim to impress the selectors with his delightful strokes.