Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani pace bowler, finds it unfair to compare the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
According to Wasim, IPL has crossed 12 years and is a mature league whereas, PSL has just completed five years, thus, the Indian league is cash-rich, however, Pakistan’s t20 league ranks second after IPL amongst the t20 leagues across the globe.
Wasim also discussed asking the foreign players, the conclusion is always “PSL’s bowling standards are superior to IPL”.
Mentioning the promising batsmen, Wasim Akram mentioned the emerging players, Haider Ali and Zeeshan Ashraf of Zalmi and Sultans respectively.
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.
“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.
“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.