Islamabad United middle-order batter Asif Ali is closing in on breaking Kamran Akmal’s record of most sixes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) history.
Akmal is currently at the top of the list with 89 sixes against his name, meanwhile Ali is in third place with 79.
Ali averages more than one six per innings during his T20 career, with 270 maximums in 233 outings. He has accumulated 4220 runs in T20 cricket at a strike-rate of 147.24, so far, which included one hundred and 14 fifties.
89 – Kamran Akmal
81 – Shane Watson
79 – Asif Ali
73 – Fakhar Zaman
72 – Sharjeel Khan
The opening ceremony of PSL 8 will be held in Multan on February 13 prior to the tournament opener between 2021 winners Multan Sultans and defending champions Lahore Qalandars; meanwhile the closing ceremony and final will be played on March 19 in Lahore, which will also host play-offs.
Islamabad will play their opening match against Karachi Kings on February 16 in Karachi.
Three days later, on February 19, Islamabad will take on Multan Sultans in Multan.
Islamabad’s third round-robin stage match is against Peshawar Zalmi on February 23 in Karachi.
Islamabad will then lock horns with Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars on February 24 and 27, respectively.
Islamabad will play their next five matches on their home turf in Rawalpindi with one fixture each against all their opponents.
Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back-to-back titles; meanwhile Islamabad will aim to become the most successful side by lifting the trophy thrice.
Rawalpindi will stage 11 fixtures, Karachi and Lahore will host nine matches each, whereas Multan will have five home games.