PSL 2019: 5 Pakistan cricketers who could be playing the tournament for the last time
They are clearly past their prime.
Published - Feb 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Updated - Feb 12, 2019 12:29 pm
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 could be the last one for some of the veteran cricketers. There are certain demands of the game if you’ve got to participate in T20s as a player. Fitness, agility are some of the essentials of the format and are important for survival.
But, with age not on their side and diminishing abilities, a few of the players are nowhere near to what they were at their best. They are clearly past their prime and do not fit into the modern day scenarios really well. Therefore, it is difficult to see them continuing in the PSL after this season and could bid goodbye to the league right at the end of this season.
Here are five players who could be playing their last PSL:
Misbah-ul-Haq is a veteran of 159 T20 games and has possibly played in every kind of situation. However, the former Pakistan skipper is currently 44 years old. Even though he is doing well in first-class cricket, it is tough for him to fit into the norms of T20 cricket at this point in his career.
Misbah is no more a powerful striker of the ball and might even end up as a burden for the team at times. He only managed to score 57 runs in 8 games last season. The right-hander will be more of a mentor for the Peshawar Zalmi team than an important player in the setup.