Veteran batsman JP Duminy confirmed on Wednesday that he shall be visiting Pakistan with Islamabad United for the upcoming Pakistan Tremendous League 2018 playoffs and closing.
The South African had earlier stated there was solely “a little bit of likelihood” of him being on a Pakistan-bound flight however has since made up his thoughts, telling DawnNewsTV: “I shall be coming to Pakistan with the Islamabad United squad for the play-offs and the ultimate in Karachi.”
Duminy additionally praised the usual of cricket on show in PSL 2018, linking the Pakistan cricket staff’s Champions Trophy triumph final 12 months with the T20 league.
“It’s undoubtedly a excessive commonplace of cricket,” he stated. “You have got seen the matches, the best way they finish, I’ve totally loved the usual.
“It additionally exhibits within the success that Pakistan worldwide staff had final 12 months. You’ll be able to see it by the youth that’s coming by inside this event and it’s thrilling to see, particularly for Pakistan.”
Like most different internationals, Duminy does not play each T20 league underneath the solar. Apart from the PSL, the one different 20-over league he takes half in being the Indian Premier League. Whereas the nascent PSL has some strategy to go earlier than it may compete with the far more established IPL model, Duminy says the Pakistan Cricket Board product can definitely be in contrast favourably with different leagues.
“I’ve solely performed within the IPL,” he stated. “I haven’t performed another leagues all over the world so it’s troublesome to evaluate it (the PSL) however up to now my expertise is that the PSL is likely one of the higher leagues by way of commonplace of cricket and organisation round it.”
At United, Duminy will get to share the dressing room with Islamabad’s tremendous skilled captain Misbah-ul-Haq, whose distinctive model of captaincy has impressed the Cape City native.
“He is a good chief and we undoubtedly missed him within the first few video games that he missed due to his harm,” stated Duminy. “He’s the kind of man who leads from the entrance.
“Misbah will not be a person of many phrases however he’s the one who leads by instance and never solely us however everyone in our staff follows that instance.”