Islamabad United have become the first team to be relegated from the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The Shadab Khan-led Islamabad failed to claim a victory against Karachi Kings, which could have kept them alive in the competition.
A major factor describing Islamabad’s persistent failures is their bowling attack’s consistently poor showings. Lacking experience in their pace bowling department, the likes of Rumman Raees, Faheem Ashraf and Musa Khan could not get wickets at regular intervals and leaked runs at an excessive rate.
Although Islamabad’s batting came to the fore owing to exceptional performances, their bowlers continued to let them down. Their pace bowling average this season of 30.15 runs per wicket was the second highest by any team in a single season in PSL history, denoting their bowling inefficiencies.