ISLAMABAD - *Pakistan’s bowling legend Wasim Akram believes that the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) failed to produce any emerging batsman for the country.*
“If we notice, in the third PSL we haven’t seen even one emerging batsman. We have seen all-rounders and bowlers but not batsmen. It shows that we need to work on our first class structure. Hopefully after this PSL hype, we will have to invest some money into our first class system,” said Akram, quoted *Gulf News*.
However, the former Pakistan captain, who was seen as the bowling coach and team director of PSL newbie Multan Sultans, was impressed with the fielding standards at the T20 tournament.
“The fielding standards have been unbelievably brilliant. The only worry for me is not seeing any emerging batsman,” he said.
However, Islamabad United middle order batsman Hussain Talat succeeded in impressing Akram with the bat in the tournament. “If I have to pick one young player, it will be Islamabad United’s Hussain Talat, though it is his third year in the PSL ,” said Akram.
The third edition of Pakistan Super League ended with Islamabad United clinching their second PSL title, after beating defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the final at Karachi.