The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a team of the tournament, Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) in a press release selected by a 4 member independent jury yesterday.
Selecting Shadab Khan (5th batting order) as the captain of a twelve-man squad, PCB added Babar Azam, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (WK), David Weise, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, and Fakhar Zaman (12th man).
Why PCB has chosen Shadab Khan as the captain of the HBL PSL 2020 team of the tournament?
The squad composes of brilliant players and one can choose either of them as a skipper such as Babar, and Hafeez but going with Shadab is a big question mark. Notably, Islamabad United (ISLU) ended in the last spot being the first knockout team of the HBL PSL 2020.
However, Shadab’s self has been dominant as he improved himself as a batsman this season. He emerged as a leg-spinner in cricket but his batting performance since the last few international series and PSL 2020 has been noted.
Three consecutive half-test centuries against England and Ireland, match-winning knocks, brilliant PSL season, it seems like the player has dug out more as a batsman rather than his original form that is leg-spin and googlies.
Here is the HBL PSL 2020 team of the tournament
It might be possible that PCB, considering his emerging knocks with bat decide to choose him as the commander of the HBL PSL 2020 team of the tournament.
However, the final of the PSL took place between the Karachi Kings (KK) and the Lahore Qalandars (LQ) and ended up choosing Kings as the new winners.