Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani cricketer, finds it unfair to make comparisons between the two T20 leagues, Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL).
He revealed on asking foreign players about the differences between IPL and PSL, the foreign cricketers prefer the bowling standards of PSL over IPL.
It is unfair to compare IPL and PSL: Wasim Akram
“…But from whatever I have seen in the PSL over the last few years I have asked a lot of foreign players about the difference between IPL and PSL when it comes to bowling. They all have said that the quality of bowling in the PSL is much better. In all IPL teams, there is at least one bowler who can be attacked. According to foreign players, the quality of bowling is a lot better than IPL, according to foreign players.
Naming Haider Ali of Peshawar Zalmi and Zeeshan Ashraf of Multan Sultans, he termed the batsmen as promising who are doing well as the emerging players.
“If I have to name a few promising batsmen, youngsters who are doing well are Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali and Multan Sultan’s Zeeshan Ashraf,” he told Basit Ali during the conversation on Youtube.\
Wasim mentioned IPL as a mature league that already have crossed twelve years whereas, PSL just have completed its five years. As a consequence, IPL makes more money, however, PSL ranks second after IPL amongst t20 leagues around the world.
“It’s not fair to compare PSL and IPL. PSL has just started, it’s just been 5 years since its inception. For the first time, it was held in Pakistan we came to know how big a tournament it is for Pakistan. PSL is the second biggest tournament in the World of T20 after IPL. IPL has matured. It’s completed 12 years and there is a lot more money involved in the IPL,” he added.