Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been making a lot of efforts in making HBL PSL a successful cricket competition since 2016. PSL has earned good fame across the world. Many International players accepted the invitation to play the tournament and showed a great performance in different seasons of the tournament. Shane Watson was awarded the best batsman of the season 2019 for scoring a total of 430 runs in season 4. Similarly, Cameron Delport scored the fastest century against Lahore Qalandars in PSL season 4 in just 49 balls.
Remarks of Imran Tahir
in an interview, Imran Tahir, a 40 years old South African leg-spinner admired the young talent present in Pakistan and added that it is really challenging to bowl against the domestic players of Pakistan. Tahir Ali said that PSL is one of the top cricket leagues of the world and it is not easy to perform in it. He also admired the remarkable support of PSL by Pakistani supporters.
Further-more, talking about his participation, he announced that he will be available throughout the season 5 of HBL PSL and would try to give his best if he gets selected. he also added that he was not able to take part in the last tournament due to some international commitments. however now he is available throughout the PSL 2020 tournament.
HBL Season 5
Season 5 of HBL PSL is to be hosted in Pakistan as per the PCB announcement. it is a good step of Pakistan Cricket board to open doors for international cricketers to come to Pakistan and participate in this tournament. not only that but also a milestone towards bringing the international cricket back home. It also comes up with an important message that Pakistan is as peaceful as any other county in the world and that the rumors about Pakistan and terrorism are all lies.
PSL team squads
The official list of PSL team squads is yet to be released by PCB on the 6th of December 2019. however, the Management has already announced some of the names of the players from each PSL teams and team retentions by all the franchises.
International Players participation
This year a lot of international cricketers can be expected to visit Pakistan to be a part of the PSL 2020 tournament. according to media sources, AB de Villiers and Thisara Parera, can be expected to be a part of the final draft along with Tamim Iqbal, Chris Gayle, and Rashid Khan.
Sunil Narine, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, can also be expected to be a part of the HBL PSL 2020 final draft along with Corey Anderson, Mustafizur Rehman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Nabi, Tamim Iqbal, Muhammad Shahzad, Kieron Pollard, and Ben Laughlin.
PSL 2020 venues
These PSL matches will be hosted in four different venues across the country including Lahore, Karachi, Multan, and Rawalpindi. The opening ceremony of PSL will be held at Karachi national stadium and Final battle of the tournament at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.