“We’ve got genuine pace”- Former KKR Opener reveals how PSL is different from IPL

Former Kolkata Knight Riders player Colin Munro explains how PSL is different from other cricket leagues such IPL, in terms of the quality of pace bowlers.

Colin Munro
Colin Munro

The Indian Premier League or commonly known as IPL is unarguably the biggest domestic league in the world right now. Players from all around the globe look forward to playing in the competition and showcase their skills in front from fans.

This year’s edition of IPL had to abruptly stopped due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in India. However, that doesn’t means there are no other tournaments where players can try their luck. One such competition is the Pakistan Super League or PSL. Over the past few years, the PSL has managed to gather some big names to feature in their teams such as Colin Munro.

Munro had an excellent PSL 2020 season, scoring 248 runs in 8 matches. Following that season, Munro was unavailable for the first half of this year’s edition of PSL. Now, with the second half of the PSL to be played in UAE, Munro is ready to rejoin the Islamabad United.

Colin Munro opens up about differences between IPL and PSL

Colin Munro playing in PSL
Colin Munro

Prior to announcing his arrival in Pakistan’s league, Munro played for the Kolkata Knight Riders back in 2016. Having been able to play in both tournaments, the Kiwi batsman revealed the major differences between IPL and PSL in a recent interview with Sportskeeda.

He said, “I’ve experienced a lot of the leagues around the globe. What makes PSL a standout is that here we’ve got genuine pace throughout the tournament. Every team has a bowler that hits close to 150 (kph) and there’s one more bowler who’s close to it as well. Every tournament, the overseas contingent brings in different elements. But I feel the PSL is a high quality tournament and up there with the biggest tournaments.

As Munro said, the quality of bowlers is quite good in the Pakistan Super League as compared to other domestic tournaments. This revelation could lead to more players shifting towards towards it, from tournaments like IPL, where the chances to get a shot at playing in the starting 11 is quite difficult.

But what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Munro? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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