Faf du Plessis ‘surprised’ to see several bowlers reach 140-plus in PSL

Former SA skipper and Quetta Gladiators batsman, Faf du Plessis, is impressed with the number of local bowlers who can deliver 140kmh+ deliveries in the PSL.

Du Plessis has come to Dubai to participate in the PSL 6 after the PCB announced its resumption in June. The former Proteas skipper last played in the IPL in India before it was suspended after outbreak of COVID-19 among various franchises’ contingents.

Differentiating the difference between the Pakistan and Indian Premier League, du Plessis said that the pace cartel of Pakistan makes PSL stand out, while the quality of spinners in India makes the IPL different from other leagues.

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Speaking to Cricket Pakistan, the Quetta man said: “Coming from a country like South Africa myself where you grow up facing a lot of pace, I was surprised to see the number of guys that can bowl 140-plus in the competition… I feel that the real gem of the PSL is the amount of pace that it has to offer,”

The PSL is expected to resume on June 9. Quetta Gladiators are languishing at the bottom of the table with only one win in five games so far. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men might be the first team to exit the season if they continue to move in the same direction in Dubai.