Ihsanullah wins Player of PSL 2023 as Multan Sultans sweep prizes

Ihsanullah is the first player in the Emerging Category to beat more well-known and experienced players. LAHORE: Fast bowler Ihsanullah of Multan Sultans was chosen as the Player of PSL 8 by an independent panel led by Mr. Haroon Rashid (Chair of the PSL 8 Technical Committee) and including respected commentators Bazid Khan, Daren Ganga, Nick Knight, and Sana Mir.

Ihsanullah is the first player from the Emerging Category to beat the more experienced and well-known stars in the fierce competition for the prestigious award. Ravi Bopara, who played for Karachi Kings in 2016, Kamran Akmal, who played for Peshawar Zalmi in 2017, Luke Ronchi, who played for Islamabad United in 2018, Shane Watson, who played for Quetta Gladiators in 2019, Babar Azam, who will play for Karachi Kings in 2020, Sohaib Maqsood, who will play for Multan Sultans in 2021, and Mohammad Rizwan, who will play for Multan Sultans in 2022.

In 12 matches, Ihsanullah’s scores were 2 for 37, 5 for 12, 3 for 24, 2 for 19, 0 for 17, 2 for 22, 2 for 33, 2 for 35, 0 for 35, 2 for 58, 1 for 18, and 1 for 37. At the end of the series, he had taken 22 wickets at a rate of 7.59 per over.

The tall fast bowler was named Bowler of the PSL 8 because of his consistent play, which also got him his first call-up to the Pakistan team for the Afghanistan T20Is. Andre Russell won this award in 2016, Sohail Khan won it in 2017, Faheem Ashraf won it in 2018, Hasan Ali won it in 2019, Shaheen Shah Afridi will win it in 2020, Shahnawaz Dahani will win it in 2021, and Shadab Khan will win it in 2022. (2022). Mohammad Rizwan, the captain of the Multan Sultans, won the Hanif Mohammad Cap for scoring the most runs in the tournament. This made him the batter in PSL 8.

Rizwan finished the competition with 550 runs, a strike rate of 142.85, a century, and four half-centuries. Umar Akmal won this award in 2016, Kamran Akmal won it in 2017 and 2018, Shane Watson won it in 2019, Babar Azam will win it in 2020, Sohaib Maqsood will win it in 2021, and Fakhar Zaman will win it in 2022. (2022). Rizwan also won the PSL 8 Wicketkeeper Award. He was responsible for 14 outs (13 catches and one stump).

The Multan Sultans got more good news when 21-year-old Abbas Afridi won the PSL 8 Emerging Player award and Kieron Pollard won the PSL 8 Best Fielder award.

Abbas finished with the most wickets, 23. He had two four-fers, a hat-trick, and an economy rate of 9.45. This category was added in 2019, and Umer Khan, Haider Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Zaman Khan are the four people who have won so far (2022). Alex Wharf will be the PSL 8 umpire, and Karachi Kings captain Imad Wasim will be the PSL 8 all-rounder. The brave left-hander scored 404 runs at a strike rate of over 170 and took nine wickets at an economy rate of 7.93. Imad led the Kings’ campaign, but he didn’t get much help from his teammates.

Because of this, the 2020 champions didn’t make it to the playoffs. Still, his strong performance helped him get back on the national team for the three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Afghanistan in Sharjah. List of everyone who won an award Ihsanullah of the Multan Sultans won the PSL 8 Player of the Tournament award (22 wickets, an economy  rate of 7.59).

Batter of PSL 8 – Mohammed Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (550 runs, 142.5 strike-rate) Bowler of PSL 8: Ihsanullah (Multan Sultans) (22 wickets, economy rate 7.59). Kieron Pollard (Multan Sultans) was the fielder for the PSL 8 team (11 catches).

Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) was the wicketkeeper for the PSL 8 team (14 dismissals). Abbas Afridi (Multan Sultans) is an up-and-coming player in PSL 8. (23 wickets, 9.45 economy rate) All-around player in PSL 8: Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings) (404 runs and nine wickets) Peshawar Zalmi and the Spirit of Cricket Alex Wharf was the referee for PSL 8.

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