Pakistan Super League fans have witnessed some of the best and most exceptional bowling figures in the history of PSL. In addition to bowlers, several batsmen who bowl on the side are included on the list whose exceptional bowling displays left batsmen bewildered and spectators in awe.
Best Bowling Figures in PSL: Top 10 List
Bowling on a batting surface is typically difficult in T20 leagues such as the PSL. Yet, bowlers who perform well on the day of the match by taking wickets typically find this assignment simple.
1) Ravi Bopara – 6/16
Ravi Bopara’s exceptional spell for Karachi Kings against Lahore Qalandars in the 2016 season remains the best bowling figure in PSL history. Bopara’s figures of 6 wickets for just 16 runs showcased his mastery of bowling variations and ability to dismantle opposition batting line-ups with precision and control.
2) Faheem Ashraf – 6/19
Faheem Ashraf’s scintillating performance for Islamabad United against Lahore Qalandars in 2019 ranks among the finest bowling displays in PSL history. Ashraf’s figures of 6 wickets for 19 runs demonstrated his knack for picking up crucial wickets at crucial junctures, effectively turning the tide of the match in his team’s favor.
3) Umar Gul – 6/24
Umar Gul’s memorable spell for Multan Sultans against Quetta Gladiators in the 2018 season showcased his experience and skill as a seasoned campaigner. Umar Gul’s figures of 6 wickets for 24 runs highlighted his ability to outsmart batsmen with his guile and variation, making him a formidable force in the PSL.
4) Shaheen Shah Afridi – 5/14
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s sensational bowling performance for Lahore Qalandars against Multan Sultans in the 2018 season is etched in PSL history for its sheer dominance.
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s figures of 5 wickets for just 4 runs underscored his ability to wreak havoc with his pace and accuracy, establishing him as one of the premier fast bowlers in the tournament.
5) Shahid Afridi – 5/7
Shahid Afridi’s vintage display of bowling excellence for Peshawar Zalmi against Quetta Gladiators in the inaugural season of PSL remains a standout moment in the tournament’s history.
Shahid Khan Afridi’s figures of 5 wickets for 7 runs showcased his knack for turning matches on their head with his deceptive spin and variations.
6) Mohammad Sami – 5/8
Mohammad Sami’s memorable spell for Islamabad United against Karachi Kings in the inaugural season of PSL demonstrated his ability to deliver under pressure.
Muhammad Sami’s figures of 5 wickets for just 8 runs showcased his skill in exploiting favorable bowling conditions and dismantling opposition batting line-ups with clinical precision.
7) Ihsanullah – 5/12
Ihsanullah’s remarkable bowling performance for Multan Sultans against Quetta Gladiators in the 2023 season showcased his ability to make an impact with the ball. Ihsanullah’s figures of 5 wickets for 12 runs illustrated his accuracy and ability to capitalize on the pressure created by his teammates, ensuring a memorable victory for his side.
8) Rashid Khan – 5/20
Rashid Khan’s dazzling spell for Lahore Qalandars against Peshawar Zalmi in the 2021 season highlighted his status as one of the premier bowlers in world cricket. Rashid’s figures of 5 wickets for 20 runs showcased his ability to bamboozle batsmen with his unplayable deliveries and cemented his reputation as a match-winner in the PSL.
9) Naseem Shah – 5/20
Naseem Shah’s impressive bowling display for Quetta Gladiators against Karachi Kings in the 2022 season showcased his potential as a future star of Pakistan cricket. Shah’s figures of 5 wickets for 20 runs highlighted his ability to trouble batsmen with his pace and movement, announcing his arrival on the big stage of the PSL.
10) Shadab Khan – 5/28
Shadab Khan’s commanding bowling performance for Islamabad United against Quetta Gladiators in the 2022 season demonstrated his ability to lead from the front. Shadab’s figures of 5 wickets for 28 runs showcased his versatility as a spinner and his ability to pick up crucial wickets at crucial moments, ensuring victory for his team.
In conclusion, these remarkable bowling figures stand as a testament to the skill, talent, and competitive spirit of the bowlers who have graced the Pakistan Super League – PSL over the years.
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