KARACHI: Medium-fast bowler Hasan Ali of Peshawar Zalmi, has further consolidated his place as the highest wicket-taker after the Eliminator -2 of the Pakistan Super League – 2019 , played at Karachi on Friday. He has so far captured 25 wickets at an average of 12.48 in 12 matches. He grabbed four wickets in an innings on three occasions which is also the most by any bowler in the tournament. His best bowling was four for 15, which he performed twice.
Hasan is followed by medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf of Islamabad United, who claimed 21 wickets at an average of 15.33 in 12 matches. He took four or more wickets in an innings on two occasions with six for 19 is the best bowling performance by any bowler so far in the tournament.
The third place goes to left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi who has taken 16 wickets (ave 19.93) in 12 matches whereas the 19-year-old left-arm spinner, Umer Khan of Karachi Kings, is placed fourth with 15 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 16.13.
Left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir comes fifth with 15 wickets (ave 20.20) in 11 matches. His best bowling performance is 4/21, which is his only four-wicket haul in the event.
Then come two pace bowlers – Mohammad Amir and Usman Shinwari – both from Karachi Kings. They claimed 13 wickets each at an average of 19.76 and 23.23, respectively. Each of the two captured four wickets once with 4/25 and 4/15, respectively.
Muhammad Nawaz from Quetta Gladiators gets eighth place. He took 12 wickets at an average of 26.58 in 11 matches. He is followed by Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane of Lahore Qalandars with 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 17.18..
Medium-fast bowler Haris Rauf of Lahore Qalandars and leg-spinner Shadab Khan also claimed 11 wickets each at an average of 24.27 and 31.54, respectively. Haris grabbed four-wicket haul once.
In all, 16 bowlers have so far taken 10 or more wickets in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League, with two big matches remaining – Eliminator-2 and the final.