England’s fantastic summer of cricket is not just ending as One of the best domestic T20 competition Vitality Blast will be starting from May 20th, with all the top players of T20I joining in from different countries. Pakistan Players in Vitality Blast 2023 is also no exception.
Now let’s have a look at Pakistani players who will be playing in Vitality Blast 2023 competition in England.
Pakistan Cricketers in Vitality Blast 2023
Hassan Ali to Represent Birmingham Bears
Fast bowler Hassan Ali has been pickedup by Birmingham Bears in Vitality blast 2023 ediiton. Hassna is a specialised wgite ball cricketer and was player of the series in Pakistan Champiins trophy win in England in 2023.
Hassan Ali represented Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Comila Victorians and St Kitts and Nevis in his 163 match T20 career. He has picked up 210 wickets at an average of 22 and conceeded 8 runs per over.
Haider Ali and Zaman Khan to play for Derbyshire
Talented batter from Pakistan Haider Ali has been picked up by Derbshore more on potential than on performance. The youngster posses great talent but nit been able justify it in his short international career.
On the other hand speedstar Zaman Khan was a last minute signing and it was due to his impressive show in PSL 2023 for Lahore qalandars. He also made his debut earlier this year for Pakistan and impress there too which prompted his selection in the list Pakistan players in Vitality Blast 2023.
21 Year old fast bowler has 61 wickets in 50 T20 games so far but his extra speed and ability to bowl at depth made him great asset for a side.
Zafar Gohar slected to Play for Glocestershire
Slow left arm spinner Zafar Gohar is a regular feature in English county cricket since last few years. 28 years old spinner has featured in 61 T20 game in PSL for representing Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United and captured wicket sof 67 batters.
Mohammad Abbass To Play for Hampshire
Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has been a regular member of Hampshire four day and ODI cup games for some years now. He is in the squad but his presnce in T20 blast is not certain because of his lack os pace and variation.
33 years old fast bowler played 33 T20 games and have only 26 wicket sunder his belt at an ordinary bowling average of 37 runs per wicket.
Shaheen Shah Afridi to join Notts for Blast T20 2023
PSL 2022 & 2023 winner and one of the best left arm fats bowlers going around Shaaheen Shah Afridi picked up by Nottinghamshire. Shaheen hasnt played much franchise cricket other than PSL. He has 201 wickets in his 143 match T20 career.
his rcent show with the bat in PSL makes his a genuine case for an all-rounder slot. Which can be added advantage for his team.
Shadab Khan to play for Sussex
Pakistan premier spinner and captain of Islamabad United in PSL Shadab Khan has been roped in by Susses Sharks in Vitality Blast 2023 edition.
Shadab is a seasoned campaigner and already has 296 T20 wickets and closing in on 2000 runs while representing Brisbane Heat, Dhaka Platoon, Edmonton Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hobart Hurricanes, Islamabad United, Khulna Tigers , Sydney Sixers & Trinbago Knight Riders.
Shan Masood to play for Yorkshire
Pakistan openning batter Shan Masood has been picked by Yorkshire as a captain for 2023 English season. He played last yera for Derbyshire and had a great impact on English season.
In 146 games he has more than 3600 runs with 1 century. He has scored these runs at an strike rate of 125 runs per 100 balls.
Azhar Ali and Usama Mir is Worcestershire Squad
Leg Spinner Usama Mir who just got his national call-up in Pakistan team after long wait is part of Worcestershire squad. 27 year old was part of CPL few years ago and played few season for St. Kitts and Nevis. He has played 80 games in this format and secured 74 scalps.
Azhar Ali is in the squad for Worcestershire but he might not get a chance to represent his team in Blast T20 games.
Naseem Shah joins Leicestershire as replacement
Whereas Paistan youngest pace sensation and one of the best exponenet of seam an d swing bowling Naseem Shah is also part of Leicestershire Squad. He has 73 wickets in 75 games in shortest format but his bowling display in ICC WT20 final 2022 earned him many fans.
His presence in the event is for short term basis as he replaces Naveen ul Haq of Afganistan in Vitality Blast 23.
List of Pakistan Players in Vitality Blast 2023
|Hasan Ali||Birmingham Bears|
|Haider Ali||Derbyshire Falcons|
|Zaman Khan||Derbyshire Falcons|
|Mohammad Abbas||Hampshire Hawks|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||Nottinghamshire Outlaws|
|Azhar Ali||Worcestershire Rapid|
|Shadab Khan||Sussex Sharks|
|Usama Mir||Worcestershire Rapid|
|Shan Masood||Yorkshire Vikings|