Du Plessis points out difference between IPL and PSL
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has pointed out the difference between the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL). He has mentioned about the bowlers mainly.
Du Plessis plays for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL. While he’s in UAE at the moment to play for the Quetta Gladiators in PSL, which is scheduled to resume from June 9. Du Plessis has been a consistent performer and experience cricketer in the world of franchise cricket.
He has said that PSL has been a very good place for the pacers as there are many pacers who can bowl at 140 plus kmph. Whereas in IPL, there’s been variety of spinners.
“The standard is very good in PSL. I must say that the things that’s impressed me the most about the tournament is the fast bowlers. 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 would say that in India, there’s a huge variety of spin bowlers that you face, I feel that the real gem of the PSL is the amount of pace that it has to offer,” du Plessis told Cricket Pakistan.
The 36-year old batsman had been in red hot form in this year’s IPL which was suspended indefinitely due to Covid-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble. He scored 320 runs in 7 matches with consecutive four half-centuries. CSK had been in good form too as they were at second in the points table.
“The tournament was well run once again. Everything went smoothly, we felt safe in the bubble, no issues. Then obviously, I think, the travelling part of the IPL is where it opened the gap for Covid to come into the tournament,” du Plessis added.
“Very disappointing that another tournament had to be postponed because of it. It was sad in a way. My performances were going well but also the team… Chennai Super Kings was playing some really good cricket. Very disappointing from that part.”